Pop: Up, Up & Away In 18 Months

Other songwriters besides Jim Webb have reeled off a string of hit records, including two that won Grammy awards in the same year. Others have been asked to compose—and sometimes arrange and conduct—for such top singers as Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin and Glen Campbell. Others have formed their own publishing and production firms and boosted their annual income to $350,000. But for the others, such achievement has usually filled out a lifetime. Jim Webb has done it all in 18 months. Now one of the hot test talents in pop music, he is 21.

End & Beginning. Webb's early success...

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