Photo by Nila Maria on Unsplash

For many years, I thought Glen Campbell’s “Galveston” was just an ode to a city on the Gulf Coast of Texas.

As I later discovered, the city’s name is entirely incidental to the story, although it is where the great Jimmy Webb, who wrote “Galveston”, happened to be when the idea for the song came to him.

Jimmy Webb is one of the finest songwriters of the late 20th century and someone whose…