Webb gained (apparently) complete and total access to high powered recording executives? On May 5th 1968, "Mac Arthur Park" by Richard Harris entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #79; six weeks later on June 16th, 1968 it would peak at #2* and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100... Waylon Arnold Jennings .'After the "Oh No" at the end, Jimmy apologized for not being able to hit the high E.' comment to Terry from OK: Many times when a sideman was having problems he would 'sing' a comment in the background in time and same key with the chorus or vocalist or in the instrumental break, so as not to ruin the entire song, thus causing a dub or another take.
Eighteen year olds in the 60s weren't welcome into the the executive, white collar suites of any business. This type of orchestral work doesn't show up in Mr. And on August 24th, 1968 it reached #1 on the Australian Kent Music chart... On August 31st 1969, "Mac Arthur Park" by Waylon Jennings & the Kimberlys entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #93, the following week it stayed at #93 and that was also its final week on the Top 100... With high tech headphones, you can hear these interesting abnomaliities.
Then he said, "Oh well, Richard couldn't do it either." I was probably the only one in high school at Geronimo, OK that liked the song.
If it came on while I was pulling into the driveway for home, I'd go around the block a few times to hear the whole thing.
I listened to it once while in California, on the old KOMA AM radio station out of OKC.
This 45 was released April 1968, "Hey Jude" by The Beatles was released August 26, 1968, making "Mac Arthur Park" the first over-7 minutes long song to be released on the 45 format.
Refrain(V1)The lyric given is fundamentally mistaken. Here is an accurate transcription in single column--too bad the site will not accept easy to read columar format.
Really remarkable this was a hit considering AM radio was strongly resistant to playing anything over 3 minutes before and after this song hit.
I just watched the Jimmy Webb version of the song again.
If you haven't seen Jimmy Webb's version of this song you should check it out on You Tube.
To me it explains a lot about his personality and makes the sentimentality in the song so much more believable.Not to be outdone, he composed a challenging 7 minute extravagnza of interwoven and overlapping melodies and several, almost un-listenable, key changes. The keyboard player noticed the huge pipe organ, ran over to it, but never could figger out how to turn it on.