"By the Time I Get to Phoenix" (1967)
By early 1967, Campbell's career as a sideman had reached a peak. He'd played guitar on Frank Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night," toured with the Beach Boys and landed a spot with the Wrecking Crew, giving him all the session work he could handle. What he didn't have, though, was a genuine hit of his own. That changed when he took a stab at Jimmy Webb's "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" that same year, setting down his guitar and refocusing the spotlight on his croon instead.