Bayville singer-songwriter Jimmy Webb took the cake -- with "all the sweet green icing flowing down" -- penning "MacArthur Park" and numerous other hits. Now Webb is giving fans the chance to choose which of his songs they'd like to hear when he plays The Cutting Room in Manhattan on Oct. 23.
Webb, whose many other well-known songs include "Wichita Lineman," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "Galveston," is asking fans to submit requests online and he will then perform the most asked-for songs at the show.
The idea for the "Hits and Requests" concert, which he hopes will inspire fans to choose some lesser-known songs from his repertoire, came about from talking to them after his concerts and seeing their comments on social media, he said in a press statement.
"Seeing and hearing what they care about, for me, as a songwriter, is the truth -- the emotion, the connection that feeds my creativity," Webb said. "There is an overwhelming demand to perform songs that are off the beaten path. And it's fun for me to play these songs and break the routine."
Fans can submit requests through Oct. 17 at facebook.com/jimmywebbmusic or www.jimmywebb.com.
WHAT Jimmy Webb's "Hits and Requests"
WHEN | WHERE Oct. 23 at 8 p.m., The Cutting Room, 44 E. 32nd St., Manhattan
INFO $45 advance, $50 day of; 212-691-1900, thecuttingroomnyc.com