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Dylan Jones in Conversation with Mayfair Times arts editor Rey Day - at Hat...

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Join us here at Hatchards for an evening of glorious conversation with GQ editor and author Dylan Jones and Rey Day of the Mayfair Times as they explore the legacy of a song - 'Wichita Lineman' - that has entertained and haunted millions for over half a century and focuses Dylan's most recent book.

Written in 1968 by Jimmy Webb, 'Wichita Lineman' is the first philosophical country song: a heart-breaking torch ballad still celebrated for its mercurial songwriting genius fifty years later. It was recorded by Glen Campbell in LA with a legendary group of musicians known as 'the Wrecking Crew', and something about the song's enigmatic mood seemed to capture the tensions in America at a moment of crisis. A paean to the American West, the lyrics tell of a telephone lineman's longing for an absent lover, who he hears 'singing in the wire' - and like all good love songs, it's an SOS from the heart.

Wednesday 30th October, 6.30pm

Tickets cost £10, including a glass of wine, and are available below and in the shop. All welcome!

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