“…sometimes it’s really transcendent. I’m sitting at the piano and I feel this music filling me and coming out through my hands. And honestly, I know that it’s coming from somewhere else. It’s not just a mental process. … I call it inspiration. … As you know, being a PK [preacher’s kid], when you’re inspired you’re filled with the Spirit. Oscar Hammerstein II came along, and he did believe in inspiration. He believed strongly in inspiration, and he must have had enough inspiration for both of us….” – Jimmy Webb @12:45, transcribed by Jeff Fenske
“Hammerstein contributed the lyrics to 850 songs….” (source)
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Singer/songwriter Jimmy Webb talks to Phil Paleologos and Kasey Silvia about his career highlights, including his friendship with Glen Campbell.