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The 780s Series with JIMMY WEBB

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

All Ages // 6:00pm Doors // 7:00pm Show

The 780s Series with JIMMY WEBB
The 780s Series with JIMMY WEBB

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

All Ages // 6:00pm Doors // 7:00pm Show

Lawrence Public Library is pleased to announce that legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb is the 780s Series music storyteller for 2017. Rolling Stone calls Webb one of the 50 greatest songwriters of all time. Webb will take the Liberty Hall Stage on July 19 to share stories and songs from his 50+ year music career.

“When we dreamed up the idea of the 780s Series, the plan was to shine a spotlight — literally! — on a life in music,” said Brad Allen, library executive director. “Jimmy Webb is a perfect fit.
He is a person dedicated to his craft, who has seen the good, bad, and ugly of the professional music industry. I cannot wait for Jimmy to visit Lawrence to share his stories and a few of his
songs with us.”

Webb has written hundreds of songs, including classics “Macarthur Park,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” and “Up, Up and Away.” His catalog features multiple
film scores, including the soundtrack from The Last Unicorn. At age 20, Webb took home eight statuettes from the 1968 Grammy Awards. His songs have been recorded by some of the
greatest voices of all time, including Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, Isaac Hayes, Art Garfunkel, Glen Campbell, Linda Ronstadt, Donna Summer, and Judy Collins.
Webb’s recent memoir, The Cake and the Rain, brings to life a 15-year span in Webb’s unique career. It was published in April of 2017. Webb’s first book, Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting,
is considered the ultimate guide for aspiring songwriters.

“The 780s Series with Jimmy Webb” is scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 7 pm at Liberty Hall. The program is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Doors will open
at 6:00 pm. A book signing follows the program and copies of Webb’s books will be available for sale by the Raven Bookstore.
Named for the Dewey Decimal range for music, the 780s Series is a gift to our community from the Harrison Family Fund of the Douglas County Community Foundation. The Series brings
prominent music storytellers to Lawrence to share the stories behind their music. Previous guests have included Booker T. Jones (2015) and Kim Gordon (2016).