By the Time I Get to Phoenix" is a song written by Jimmy Webb. Originally recorded by Johnny Rivers in 1965, it was covered by American country music singer Glen Campbell on his album of the same name. Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) named it the third most performed song from 1940 to 1990
Like "MacArthur Park," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" was written by Jimmy Webb about a love affair he had with Suzy Horton, whom he began dating when they were high school students in Colton, California. She caused him considerable anguish when she ran off to Lake Tahoe to work as a dancer; it got worse when she married another guy, inspiring Webb to write "Worst That Could Happen," a hit for the Brooklyn Bridge in 1969. It took up virtually the whole side of an album, but I really liked i. "The whole talking blues thing at the beginning was like a novel - a major opus," he continued
The album By the Time I Get to Phoenix won the 1968 Grammy for Album of the Year, the first country album to do so. In 1967 the song "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" won two Grammys in the categories Best Vocal Performance, Male and Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal Performance References. Top Country Albums number-one album of the year 1968. Succeeded by Wichita Lineman by Glen Campbell. v. t. e. Grammy Award for Album of the Year.
All lyrics from By The Time I Get To Phoenix album, popular Glen Campbell songs with tracklist and information about album. Arranged By. Al De Lory.
Artists: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Glen Campbell, Jimmy Webb, Alan Aynsworth.
Artist: Glen Campbell ( Glen Travis Campbell). Also performed by: Johnny Rivers, Marty Robbins, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Album: By the Time I Get to Phoenix. Translations: French, German Romanian. A A. By the Time I Get to Phoenix. By the time I get to Phoenix she'll be rising. She'll find the note I left hangin' on her door. She'll laugh when she reads the part that says I'm leavin'. cause I've left that girl so many times before. By the time I make Albuquerque she'll be working
In March 1969 the album won the Grammy for Album of the Year (for 1968), the first country album to do so. In February 1968 the album's lead single "By the Time I Get to Phoenix", released October 1967, won Grammys for both Best Vocal Performance, Male and Best Contemporary Male Solo Vocal Performance (for 1967) Contents.
Watch the video for By the Time I Get to Phoenix from Glen Campbell's Classics Collection for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Glen Travis Campbell (April 22, 1936 – August 8, 2017) was an American rock and country music singer, musician, songwriter, television host and actor. View full artist profile.