Almanac Music – ‘Wichita Lineman’: a 42-minute version

Mickey experienced a magical musical moment during his Swedish sojourn – from Jimmy Webb via Glen Campbell to the Dick Slessig Combo. (Allow some time for this one – Ed.)

The day I met Kenny Rogers

The passing of modern music icon Kenny Rogers has touched several Almanackers – Andrew Starkie shares his experiences of watching ‘The Gambler’ up on stage in all his magnificence and frailties.

Almanac Music: Geography, geometry and the cartography of loss… revisiting Jimmy Webb’s By the Time I Get to Phoenix

As Smokie has got us in a musical mood, let’s revisit this Almanac classic from 2015, which even drew the attention of the great man Jimmy Webb himself. Make yourself a cup of tea and sit down with Cranky Pete’s wonderful discussion of ‘By the time I get to Phoenix’.

Almanac Music: Wichita Lineman and me

Glen Campbell has died at the age of 81. We re-visit Mickey Randall’s story from last year.

“And I need you more than want you
And I want you for all time..”
Mickey Randall on a magnificent song of hope and love; Glen Campbell with Jimmy Webb’s ‘Wichita Lineman’.