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Famed pop auteur Jimmy Webb actually played keyboards on this overnight pick-up project that also included recently mourned Wrecking Crew legends Joe Osborne (8-string bass) and Hal Blaine (drums).

Singer/actor Richard Harris ('King Arthur' in the late 60's movie production of 'Camelot') arranged the session and took on the range-y, melodramatic vocals. He was goodly soused by recording time, and that is one reason he constantly calls it "MacArthur'S Park" (not as Webb wrote it in the singular).

The song was a major influence on the emerging "orchestral pop/rock" of artists like Yes, Renaissance, The Moody Blues, The Nice, and King Crimson. Jimmy Webb wrote it as a lament for his lost love, Susan Ronstadt…yes, Linda's little sister!

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