Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is excited to announce Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years, a performance set for Monday, April 23, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the college’s Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) Theater.
Songwriter Jimmy Webb has had chart-topping hits in a unique range of genres, from country to pop to disco, with songs including “Worst That Could Happen,â€ “Wichita Lineman,â€ “Up, Up and Awayâ€ and “MacArthur Park.â€ But perhaps the most enduring partnership out of all those memorable songs is his musical brotherhood with Glen Campbell.
Now in his touring multi-media show “Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years,â€ Webb brings fans of his music a unique connection to their favorite songs, revealing the stories behind the legacy he created with his friend Glen Campbell. In Webb’s very personal concert, he pays homage to his friend and collaborator, with performances including virtual duets, new music videos, and stories of how these iconic songs came to be.
A gifted composer whose complicated chords and song structures could not be performed by just anybody and a natural-born musician with an almost unnatural vocal range and musical abilities – theirs was a fated partnership that began before they even met. Webb’s moving and often humorous account through performance and anecdotes and punctuated with photos, video and audio clips, offers a rare window into the process by which songs become radio hits.
In concert, Webb shares the genesis of the duo’s Grammy-winning collaborations, much of which happened before they even met. Performing some of the treasure trove of gems he wrote for Campbell, Webb pulls the audience in with various accounts each night of the personal side of generational touchstones like “Honey Come Back.â€
Personal video and photos from Webb’s private collection and from other friends, mostly never-before-seen, bring back decades of shared musical memories. In addition, Webb peppers the evening with many surprises that demonstrate the singular talents of these two pop icons and the indelible mark their symbiotic craftsmanship made on American music, and all over the world. Jimmy Webb: The Glen Campbell Years follows the trajectory of these men’s careers as they relate to each other but also encompasses the emotions and experiences that the songs they produced together mean to their fans.
For ticket information, visit tickets.occc.edu or call the OCCC Cultural Programs box office at 405-682-7579. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Allied Arts.
OCCC enrolls more than 20,000 students annually. The college is currently the largest adult basic education provider in the state. OCCC offers a full range of associate degree programs that prepare students to transfer to baccalaureate institutions while other degree and certificate programs prepare students for immediate employment. At OCCC, students receive a quality education with small class sizes, dedicated professors and leadership opportunities. Students can choose from more than 60 major fields of study and participate in any of the 40+ clubs and organizations. For more information about OCCC, visit www.occc.edu.