JIMMY Webb may not be a household name, but many of the songs he wrote certainly are.

Wichita Lineman, Up, Up and Away, By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Galveston and MacArthur Park all became become famous over the later decades of the 20th century.

They all came from the pen of Jimmy Webb – and he is set to perform them along with many of his other classics at Leeds City Varieties on June 4.

A spokesman said: “Jimmy’s timeless hits continue to be performed and recorded by the industry’s biggest names, and his new compositions span the musical spectrum from classical to pop.

“The songs also include Do What You Gotta Do, Famous, Highwayman and All I Know.”

Webb is the only artist ever to have received Grammy Awards for music, lyrics and orchestration. His numerous accolades include the prestigious Ivor Novella International Award (2012) and the Academy of Country Music’s Poet Award (2016).

In 2016 Rolling Stone magazine listed Webb as one of the top 50 songwriters of all time, and he was the youngest musician ever inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The spokesman added: “Webb has paved the way for songwriters in an ever-changing media landscape, spearheading the ongoing effort to preserve the rights of songwriters and their intellectual property in the digital age.”

Webb is an international touring artist, averaging 50 shows a year, and his memoir The Cake and the Rain (2017) brought to life a 15-year span in Webb’s unique career, written with the same sense of poetry and story as his many hits.

Webb’s first book Tunesmith: Inside the Art of Songwriting, is regarded as a “bible” among musicians.

Visit cityvarieties.co.uk to book tickets.