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Encyclopedia > Harry Nilsson
Nilsson
Birth name Harry Edward Nilsson III
Born June 15, 1941(1941-06-15)
Origin US flag Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died January 15, 1994 (aged 52)
Genre(s) Rock
Pop
Rock and Roll
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, songwriter
Instrument(s) Piano
Guitar
Years active 1958 - 1994
Label(s) Mercury Records
RCA Victor

Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941January 15, 1994) was an American songwriter, singer, pianist, and guitarist, most popular during the 1960s and 1970s. For most of his recordings, he did not use his first name, and was credited only as Nilsson. Despite some spectacular successes, including two Grammy Awards and two Top 10 singles, Nilsson's tendency to make broad stylistic jumps from one record to the next and his iconoclastic decisions kept him from capitalizing on those successes. His most well-known recordings are "Without You", "Everybody's Talkin'" (theme from the movie Midnight Cowboy) and "Coconut". is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... This article is about the state. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... The term singer-songwriter refers to performers who both write and sing their own material. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... A pianist is a person who plays the piano. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ... For other uses, see Without You (disambiguation). ... This article is about the 1969 film. ... Coconut is a calypso written and first recorded by Harry Nilsson. ...

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Biography

Early years

Nilsson was born in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York in 1941. His paternal grandparents were Swedish circus performers, especially known for their "aerial ballet" (which is also the title of one of Nilsson's albums). His father, Harry Edward Nilsson, Jr., abandoned the family three years later. An autobiographical reference to this is found in the opening to Nilsson's song "1941": Bushwick is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Founded in 1661 by Governor Peter Stuyvesant as Boswijck, it is the site of some of the earliest settlements in Brooklyn that date to the middle of the 17th century. ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Circus (disambiguation). ...

Well, in 1941, the happy father had a son
And in 1944, the father walked right out the door

Nilsson's "Daddy's Song," recorded by The Monkees, also makes reference to this. The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ...


Harry grew up with his mother, Bette Nilsson, and his younger half-sister; his younger half-brother Drake was left with family or friends during their moves between California and New York, sometimes living with a succession of relatives and stepfathers. One relative who turned out to be an important influence on him was his Uncle John, a mechanic in San Bernardino, California, who taught him to sing properly. This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the state. ... San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Drake and Diane were his half-brother and half-sister through their mother. He also had three half-sisters through his father: Carol, Barbara and Rainy, and another half brother, Gary, all living in Florida.


Due to the poor financial situation of his family, Nilsson worked from an early age, including a job at the Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles. When the Paramount closed, Nilsson applied for a job at a bank, falsely stating he was a high school graduate on his application (he only made it through ninth grade). He turned out to have an aptitude for computers, which were just starting to be employed by banks at the time. He did so well, in fact, that the bank kept him on even after discovering the lie about his education. He worked on the bank computers at night, and used the daytime to pursue his song-writing and singing career. The Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles was a movie palace opened in January of 1923 as Graumans Metropolitan Theatre. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Musical beginnings

As early as 1958, Nilsson was hooked on the new wave of music, especially rhythm and blues artists like Ray Charles. He had taken early stabs at performing while he was working at the Paramount, forming a vocal duo with his friend Jerry Smith and singing close harmonies in the style of the Everly Brothers. The manager at a favourite hangout gave Nilsson a plastic ukulele, which he learned to play, following this with guitar and piano. When Nilsson could not remember lyrics or parts of the melodies to popular songs, he began to make up his own. This led to writing original songs. For the composer and conductor of the Ray Charles Singers, see Ray Charles (composer). ... Don (born February 1, 1937 in Brownie, a small coal-mining town (now defunct) near Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky) and Phil Everly (born January 18, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) are country-influenced rock and roll performers who had their greatest success in the 1950s. ...


Uncle John's singing lessons, along with Nilsson's natural talent, surely helped when he got a job singing demos for songwriter Scott Turner in 1960. Turner paid Nilsson five dollars for each track they recorded. (Years later, when Nilsson became famous, Turner decided to release these early recordings, and contacted Nilsson to work out a fair payment. Nilsson replied that he had already been paid—five dollars a track.) His job with the bank was on the night shift, so Nilsson spent his days infiltrating Los Angeles music business offices, making friends and developing connections. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


In 1963, Nilsson began to have some early success as a songwriter, working with John Marascalco on a song for Little Richard (Upon hearing Nilsson sing, Little Richard reportedly remarked, "My! You sing good for a white boy!"). Marascalco also financed some independent singles by Nilsson. One, "Baa Baa Blacksheep", was released under the pseudonym Bo Pete to some small local airplay. Another recording, "Donna, I Understand", convinced Mercury Records to offer Nilsson a contract, and release recordings by him under the name Johnny Niles. John Marascalco (b. ... Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), better known by the stage name Little Richard, is an African-American singer, songwriter, and pianist, who began performing in the 1940s and was a key figure in the transition from rhythm & blues to rock and roll in the mid-1950s. ... Mercury Records is a record label currently headquartered in the UK, and is a subsidiary of Universal Music Group. ...


In 1964, Nilsson worked with Phil Spector, writing three songs with him. He also established a relationship with songwriter and publisher Perry Botkin, Jr., who began to find a market for Nilsson's songs. Botkin also gave Nilsson a key to his office; this gave him another place to write after hours. Harvey Philip Spector (born December 26, 1939) is an American musician, songwriter and record producer. ... Perry Botkin, Jr. ...


Nilsson's recording contract was picked up by Tower Records, who in 1966 released the first singles actually credited to him by name, as well as the debut album Spotlight on Nilsson. None of Nilsson's Tower releases charted or gained much critical attention, although his songs were being recorded by Glen Campbell, Fred Astaire, the Shangri-Las, the Yardbirds, and many other artists. Despite his growing success, Nilsson was still working the night shift at the bank. Spotlight on Nilsson is an album by Harry Nilsson. ... For the town in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, see Glen Campbell, Pennsylvania. ... Fred Astaire (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987), born Frederick Austerlitz in Omaha, Nebraska,[1] was an American film and Broadway stage dancer, choreographer, singer and actor. ... The Shangri-Las on the cover of a modern collection of their works. ... Yardbirds album cover The Yardbirds were an early British rock band, noted for spawning the careers of several of rock musics most famous guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. ...


Signing with RCA Victor

Nilsson signed with RCA Victor in 1966 and released an album the following year, Pandemonium Shadow Show, which was a critical (if not commercial) success. Music industry insiders were impressed both with the song writing, and with Nilsson's pure-toned, multi-octave vocals. One such insider was Beatles press officer Derek Taylor, who bought an entire box of copies of the album to share this new sound with others. With a major-label release, and continued song writing success (The Monkees had a hit with Nilsson's "Cuddly Toy", after meeting him through their producer Chip Douglas), Nilsson finally felt secure enough in the music business to quit his job with the bank. Monkees member Micky Dolenz maintained a close friendship until Nilsson's death in 1994. Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ... Pandemonium Shadow Show is an album by Harry Nilsson. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ... Derek Taylor (1932-1997) is best known as the press agent for the hugely popular rock band, The Beatles. ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... Douglas Farthing Hatlelid, better known as Chip Douglas, is a songwriter, musician (bass guitar and keyboards), and record producer, whose most famous work was during the 1960s. ... The Monkees in 1968 (left to right): Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith and Davy Jones The Monkees were a four-person band who appeared in an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. ... George Michael Dolenz, Jr. ...


Some of the albums from Derek Taylor's box eventually ended up with the Beatles themselves, who quickly became Nilsson fans. This may have been helped by the track "You Can't Do That", in which Nilsson covered one Beatles song but added 22 others in the multi-tracked background vocals. When John Lennon and Paul McCartney held a press conference in 1968 to announce the formation of Apple Corps, John was asked to name his favorite American artist. He replied, "Nilsson". Paul was then asked to name his favorite American group. He replied, "Nilsson". John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an Academy Award-winning English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ...


Aided by the Beatles' praise, "You Can't Do That" became a minor hit in the US, and a top 10 hit in Canada.


When RCA had asked if there was anything special he wanted as a signing premium, Nilsson asked for his own office at RCA, being used to working out of one. In the weeks after the Apple press conference, Nilsson's office phone began ringing constantly, with offers and requests for interviews and inquiries about his performing schedule. Nilsson usually answered the calls himself, surprising those on the other end of the line, and answered questions candidly. (He recalled years later the flow of a typical conversation: "When did you play last?" "I didn't." "Where have you played before?" "I haven't." "When will you be playing next?" "I don't.") Nilsson acquired a manager, who steered him into a handful of TV guest appearances, and a brief run of stage performances in Europe set up by RCA. He disliked the experiences he had, though, and decided to stick to the recording studio. He later admitted this was a huge mistake on his part.


One Monday morning Nilsson answered his phone, and the caller turned out to be John Lennon, who praised Pandemonium Shadow Show, which he had listened to in a 36-hour marathon. Paul McCartney called the following Monday, also expressing his admiration. Nilsson was disappointed that his next Monday did not come with a call from Ringo Starr or George Harrison,[citation needed] but shortly after a message came, inviting him to London to meet the Beatles, watch them at work, and possibly sign with Apple Corps. Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ...


Pandemonium Shadow Show was followed in 1968 by Aerial Ballet, an album that included Nilsson's rendition of Fred Neil's song "Everybody's Talkin'". A minor US hit at the time of release (and a top 40 hit in Canada), the song would become extremely popular a year later when it was featured in the film Midnight Cowboy, and it would earn Nilsson his first Grammy Award. It would also become Nilsson's first US top 10 hit, reaching #6, and his first Canadian #1. Aerial Ballet is an album by Harry Nilsson released in 1968. ... Fred Neil (March 16, 1936 – July 7, 2001) was an important American blues and folk singer and songwriter in the 1960s and early 1970s. ... This article is about the 1969 film. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Aerial Ballet also contained Nilsson's version of his own composition, "One", which was later taken to the top 5 of the US charts by Three Dog Night. Nilsson was also commissioned at this time to write and perform the theme song for the ABC television series The Courtship of Eddie's Father. The result, "Best Friend", was very popular, but Nilsson never released the song on record. An alternate version, "Girlfriend," did appear on the Personal Best anthology in 1995. Three Dog Night is an American rock and roll band, best known for their work from 1968-1975 but still making live appearances as of 2007. ... This article is about the American broadcast network. ... The Courtship of Eddies Father is a 1963 comedy film directed by Vincente Minnelli. ...


With the success of Nilsson's RCA recordings, Tower re-issued or re-packaged many of their early Nilsson recordings in various formats. All of these re-issues failed to chart, including a 1969 single "Good Times".


Chart success

Nilsson's next album, Harry (1969), was his first to hit the charts, and also provided a Top 40 single with "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City" (written as a contender for the theme to Midnight Cowboy), but used instead in the Sophia Loren movie La Mortadella (1971) (USA title: Lady Liberty). While the album still presented Nilsson as primarily a songwriter, his astute choice of cover material included, this time, a song by a little-known composer named Randy Newman, "Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear". Nilsson was so impressed with Newman's talent that he devoted his entire next album to Newman compositions, with Newman himself playing piano behind Nilsson's multi-tracked vocals. The result, Nilsson Sings Newman (1970), was commercially disappointing but was named Record of the Year by Stereo Review magazine and provided momentum to Newman's career. Harry is an album by Harry Nilsson. ... This article is about the 1969 film. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Nilsson Sings Newman is an album by Harry Nilsson. ...


Nilsson's next project was an animated film, The Point!, created with animation director Fred Wolf, and broadcast on ABC television on February 2, 1971, as a "Movie of the Week". Nilsson's album of songs from The Point! was well received, and it spawned a hit single, "Me and My Arrow". The Point! is a fable by American songwriter and musician Harry Nilsson about a boy named Oblio, the only round-headed person in the Land of Point, where by law everyone and everything had to have a point. ... Fred Wolf is an American animator. ... The ABC Movie of the Week was a weekly anthology series, featuring made-for-TV movies, that aired on the ABC network in various permutations from 1969 to 1976. ...


Later that year, Nilsson went to England with producer Richard Perry to record what became the most successful album of his career. Nilsson Schmilsson yielded three very stylistically different hit singles. The first was a cover of Badfinger's song "Without You" (by Pete Ham and Tom Evans), featuring a highly emotional arrangement and soaring vocals to match, a performance that was rewarded with Nilsson's second Grammy Award. For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Richard Perry is one of the most successful producers in music history and over his 40 year career in music has produced albums that have resulted in album sales of over 500 million copies. ... Nilsson Schmilsson is an album by Harry Nilsson. ... Badfinger were a rock/pop band formed in Swansea, Wales in 1965, and one of the earliest representatives of the power pop genre. ... For other uses, see Without You (disambiguation). ... William Peter Ham (April 24, 1947 - April 23, 1975) was a Welsh singer and songwriter, best known as the leader of the ill-fated group, Badfinger. ... Thomas Evans (born 5 June 1947 in Liverpool, England, died 19 November 1983), was a musician who was most notable for his work with the power pop band Badfinger. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The second single was "Coconut", a novelty calypso number featuring three characters (the narrator, the sister, and the doctor) all sung in different voices by Nilsson. The song is best remembered for its chorus lyric, "Put de lime in de coconut, and drink 'em both up." Coconut was featured in Episode 81 (October 25, 1973) of the Flip Wilson Show. The song has since been featured in many other films, commercials, and even an episode of The Simpsons and one of Chalk Zone. It was also used in a comedy skit on The Muppet Show, which featured Kermit the Frog in a hospital bed. Most recently it has been heard in a television commercial for Coca-Cola with Lime. The song was also used during the end credits of Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs. Coconut is a calypso written and first recorded by Harry Nilsson. ... Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music which originated in Trinidad at about the start of the 20th century. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... ChalkZone was an American animated television series, produced by Frederator Studios for the Nickelodeon cable channel. ... The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... Kermit singing Bein Green in the first season of Sesame Street. ... Coca-Cola with Lime is a variation of the original Coca-Cola. ... Quentin Jerome Tarantino (born March 27, 1963) is a Palme dOr-winning American film director, actor, and an Oscar winning screenwriter. ... For the video game based on the film, see Reservoir Dogs (video game). ...


The third single, "Jump into the Fire", was raucous, screaming rock and roll, including a drum solo by Derek and the Dominos' Jim Gordon and a bass detuning by Herbie Flowers. The song was famously used during the May 11, 1980, scenes in the film Goodfellas. Derek and the Dominos were a blues-rock supergroup formed in the spring of 1970 by guitarist and singer Eric Clapton with Bobby Whitlock, Carl Radle and Jim Gordon, who had all played with him in Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. ... James Beck Gordon (born 1945), known as Jim Gordon, is an American-born musician active during the 1960s and 1970s. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Herbie Flowers is an English studio musician specialising in bass guitar, double-bass and tuba, who came to prominence as the bass player with David Bowie and Elton John, and then later Lou Reed. ... Goodfellas (also spelled GoodFellas) is a 1990 film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the book Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi, the true story of mob informer Henry Hill. ...


Nilsson followed quickly with Son of Schmilsson (1972), released while its predecessor was still in the charts. Besides the problem of competing with himself, Nilsson's decision to give free rein to his bawdiness and bluntness on this release alienated some of his earlier, more conservative fan base. With lyrics like "I sang my balls off for you, baby", "Roll the world over / And give her a kiss and a feel", and the notorious "You're breaking my heart / You're tearing it apart / So fuck you", Nilsson had traveled far afield from his earlier work. Still, the album did well, and the single "Spaceman" was a Top 40 hit. However, the follow-up single "Remember (Christmas)" stalled at #53. A third single, the tongue-in-cheek C&W send up "Joy", was issued on RCA's country imprint Green and credited to Buck Earle, but it failed to chart. Son of Schmilsson is an album by Harry Nilsson. ...


The Maverick

This disregard for commercialism in favor of artistic satisfaction showed itself in Nilsson's next release, A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night (1973). Performing a selection of pop standards by the likes of Irving Berlin, Kalmar and Ruby, Nilsson sang in front of an orchestra arranged and conducted by veteran Gordon Jenkins in sessions produced by his constant supporter Derek Taylor. While in hindsight, the sessions showcased an extremely talented singer in one of his best performances, this was not the sort of thing that was going to burn up the charts in the 1970s. The session was filmed, and was broadcast as a television special by the BBC in the UK. (Nilsson fans still await this film's release on home video.) A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night is an album of classic 20th century standards performed by Harry Nilsson. ... The term pop standards refers to an American songwriting, arranging, and singing style that is widely considered as the high point of Western vocal popular music. ... Irving Berlin (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, one of the most prodigious and famous American songwriters in history. ... Bert Kalmar (16 February 1884 - 18 September 1947) was a popular United States songwriter, born in New York City. ... Harry Ruby (October 29, 1895 – February 23, 1974) was an American songwriter and screenwriter. ... Gordon Jenkins Gordon Hill Jenkins (12 May 1910-1 May 1984) was an American arranger who was an influential figure in popular music in the 1940s and 1950s, renowned for his lush string arrangements. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... The home video business rents and sells videocassettes and DVDs to the public. ...


1973 found Nilsson back in California, and when John Lennon moved there during his separation from Yoko Ono, the two musicians rekindled their earlier friendship. Lennon was intent upon producing Nilsson's next album, much to Nilsson's delight. However, their time together in California became known much more for heavy drinking and drug use than it did for musical collaboration. In a widely publicized incident, they were ejected from the Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood for drunken heckling of the Smothers Brothers. [citation needed] Both also caused property damage during binges, with Lennon trashing a bedroom in Lou Adler's house, and Nilsson throwing a bottle through a thirty-foot hotel window. John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Yoko Ono Lennon (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko), born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American artist and musician. ... Elton John -- August 25, 1970 The Troubadour is a nightclub located in West Hollywood, California, at 9081 Santa Monica Boulevard just east of Doheny Drive and the border of Beverly Hills. ... Nickname: WeHo Location of Los Angeles County in California and West Hollywood within Los Angeles County Country United States State California County Los Angeles Incorporated 1984  - City Council John Heilman (mayor) Sal Guarriello John J. Duran Abbe Land Jeffrey Prang Area    - City  1. ... The Smothers Brothers are an American musical-comedy team, formed by real-life brothers Tom and Dick Smothers. ... Lou Adler (born December 13, 1933) is an American record producer, manager, and director. ...


To make matters worse, Nilsson ruptured a vocal cord during the sessions for this album, but he hid the injury due to fear that Lennon would call a halt to the production. The resulting album, Pussy Cats, which may charitably be described as "uneven", was a shock for listeners who knew Nilsson as one of the best singers of his generation. In an effort to clean up, Lennon, Nilsson and Ringo Starr first rented a house together, then Lennon and Nilsson left for New York. Laryngoscopic view of the vocal folds. ... Pussy Cats is an album by Harry Nilsson released in 1974. ...


After the relative failure of his latest two albums, RCA Records considered dropping Nilsson's contract. In a show of friendship, Lennon accompanied Nilsson to negotiations, and both intimated to RCA that Lennon and Starr might want to sign with them, once their Apple Records contracts with EMI expired in 1975, but wouldn't be interested if Nilsson were no longer with the label. RCA took the hint and re-signed Nilsson (adding a bonus clause, to apply to each new album completed), but neither Lennon nor Starr switched to RCA. Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ...


Nilsson's voice had mostly recovered by his next release, Duit on Mon Dei (1975), but neither it nor its follow-ups, Sandman and ...That's the Way It Is (both 1976) met with chart success. Finally, Nilsson recorded what he later considered to be his favorite album, 1977's Knnillssonn. With his voice strong again, and his songs exploring musical territory reminiscent of Harry or The Point!, Nilsson had every right to expect Knnillssonn to be a comeback album. RCA Victor seemed to agree, and promised Nilsson a substantial marketing campaign for the album. However, the death of Elvis Presley caused RCA Victor to ignore everything except meeting demand for Presley's back catalog, and the promised marketing push never happened. This, combined with RCA Victor releasing a Nilsson Greatest Hits collection without consulting him, prompted Nilsson to leave the label. Duit on Mon Dei is an album by Harry Nilsson. ... Sandman is an album by Harry Nilsson. ... ...Thats the Way It Is is an album by Harry Nilsson. ... Knnillssonn is an album by Harry Nilsson. ... Sony BMG Music Entertainment is the result of a 50/50 joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment (part of Sony) and BMG Entertainment (part of Bertelsmann AG) completed in August 2004. ... Elvis redirects here. ...


Harry Nilsson's London flat

Nilsson's 1970s London flat, located in the building at 12 Curzon Street on the pricey edge of Mayfair, was a two-bedroom place decorated by the design company that ex-Beatle Ringo Starr and Robin Cruikshank owned at that time. Although Nilsson cumulatively spent several years at the flat, which was convenient to Apple Records, the Playboy Club, Tramps disco and the homes of friends and business associates, his work and interests took him to the U.S. for extended periods, and while he was away he lent his place to numerous musician friends. During one of his absences, ex-Mamas and Papas singer Cass Elliot and a few members of her tour group stayed at the flat while she performed solo at the London Palladium, headlining with her Torch Songs and "Don't Call Me Mama Anymore". Following a strenuous performance with encores, Elliot returned to the flat to relax and sleep and was discovered in one of the bedrooms, dead of heart failure, on July 29, 1974. Four years later, on September 7, 1978, The Who's drummer Keith Moon returned to the same room in the flat after a night out, and died from an overdose of chlormethiazole, a prescribed anti-alcohol drug. Nilsson, distraught over another friend's death taking place in his flat, and with little remaining need for the property, quickly sold it to Moon's bandmate Pete Townshend and consolidated his life in Los Angeles. Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... For the member of the Texas House of Representatives, see Ellen Cohen. ... The Who are a British rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. ... Chlormethiazole is a sedative and hypnotic that is widely used in treating and preventing symptoms of acute alcohol withdrawal. ... Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born May 19, 1945 in Chiswick, London), is an award-winning English rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer. ...


Winding down

Nilsson's musical work after leaving RCA Victor was sporadic. He wrote a musical, Zapata, with Perry Botkin, Jr., libretto by Allan Katz, which was produced and directed by longtime friend Bert Convy. The show was mounted at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut, but never had another production. He wrote all the songs for Robert Altman's movie-musical Popeye (1980) for which his score was almost universally panned by critics, and recorded one more album, Flash Harry, which was released in the UK but not in the USA. However, Nilsson increasingly began referring to himself as a "retired musician". Allan Katz, born in Chicago, Illinois, is a writer, producer, Jewish actor, and director. ... Bernard Whalen Bert Convy (July 23, 1933 – July 15, 1991) was an American game show host and panelist, actor and singer known for his tenure as the host for Tattletales, Super Password, and Win, Lose or Draw. ... For other persons named Robert Altman, see Robert Altman (disambiguation). ... Popeye is a 1980 live-action film directed by Robert Altman, based on the comic strip and cartoon character Popeye the Sailor. ... Flash Harry is an album by Harry Nilsson. ...


Nilsson was profoundly affected by the murder of his close friend John Lennon on December 8, 1980. He joined the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and overcame his preference for privacy in order to make public appearances solely to raise money for the gun control cause. John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence or CSGV is a non-partisan group of 45 organizations and 100,000 individual members founded in 1974 that seeks to ban handguns and assault weapons in the United States. ...


After a long hiatus from the studio, Nilsson started recording sporadically once again in the mid to late 1980s. Most of these recordings were commissioned songs for movies or television shows. One notable exception was his work on a Yoko Ono Lennon tribute album, "Every Man Has A Woman" (1984) (Polydor); another was a cover of "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" recorded for Hal Willner's 1988 tribute album Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films. Nilsson donated his performance royalties from the song to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah is a song from the Disney live action movie Song of the South, released in 1946. ... Hal Willner (born 1957, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a music producer working in recording, Films, TV and live events. ... A tribute album is a recorded collection of cover versions of a specific artists songs. ... Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films is a 1988 tribute album recorded by Various artists performing songs from Disney films. ...


In 1991, the Disney CD For Our Children, a compilation of children's music performed by celebrities to benefit the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, included Nilsson's original composition Blanket for a Sail, recorded at the Shandaliza Recording Studio in Los Angeles. Disney may refer to: The Walt Disney Company and its divisions, including Walt Disney Pictures. ...


In 1985 Nilsson set up a production company, Hawkeye, to oversee the various film, TV and multimedia projects he was involved in. He appointed his friend, satirist and screenwriter Terry Southern as one of the principals, and they collaborated on a number of screenplays including Obits (a Citizen Kane style story about a journalist investigating an obituary notice) and The Telephone, a one-hander about an unhinged out-of-work actor. Terry Southern (May 1, 1924 – October 29, 1995) was a highly influential American short story writer, novelist, essayist, screenwriter and university lecturer. ... Citizen Kane is a 1941 mystery/drama film released by RKO Pictures and directed by Orson Welles, his first feature film. ...


The Telephone was virtually the only Hawkeye project that made it to the screen. It had been written with Robin Williams in mind but he turned it down; comedian-actress Whoopi Goldberg then signed on, with Southern's old friend Rip Torn directing, but the project was troubled. Torn battled with Goldberg, who interfered in the production and constantly digressed from the script during shooting, and Torn was forced to plead with her to perform takes that stuck to the screenplay. Torn, Southern and Nilsson put together their own version of the film , which screened at the Sundance Film Festival in early 1988, but it was overtaken by the "official" version put together by the studio, and this version premiered to poor reviews in late January 1988. The project reportedly had some later success when adapted as a theatre piece in Germany.[1] For other persons named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ... Whoopi Goldberg (born November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedian, radio presenter, host, and author. ... Rip Torn (born February 6, 1931) is an American Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning television and film actor, who is perhaps best known for his role as Artie on the HBO comedy series The Larry Sanders Show. ... The Sundance Film Festival is a film festival in the United States, and ranks alongside the Cannes, France, Venice, Italy, Berlin, Germany, and Toronto, Canada festivals as one of the most prestigious in the world. ...


In 1990 Hawkeye collapsed and Nilsson found himself in a dire financial situation after it was discovered that his financial adviser Cindy Sims had betrayed his trust and embezzled all the money he had ever made as a recording artist. The Nilssons were left with $300 in the bank and a mountain of debt, while Sims served less than two years in prison for her crimes and was released from prison in 1994 without making restitution. Embezzlement is the fraudulent conversion of property from a property owner. ...


After the murder of John Lennon, he began to appear at Beatlefest conventions to raise money to end handgun violence and he would get on stage with the Beatlefest house bands to either sing some of his own songs or "Give Peace a Chance." Nilsson made his last concert appearance September 1, 1992 when he joined Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band on stage at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada to sing "Without You" with Todd Rundgren handling the high notes. Afterwards, a very emotional Ringo Starr embraced Nillson on stage.


Nilsson's health had meanwhile deteriorated, and he suffered a massive heart attack in 1993. After surviving that, he began pressing his old label, RCA, to release a boxed-set retrospective of his career, and also started recording again, attempting to complete one final album. He finished the vocal tracks for the album on 15 January 1994, and then died that night of heart failure. The following year, the 2-CD anthology he worked on with RCA, Personal Best, was released. Heart attack redirects here. ... is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ...


He is survived by his third wife, Una (née O'Keefe), and their six children, and one son from an earlier marriage. His wife discusses both John Lennon and Nilsson in the film "The U.S. vs. John Lennon," which opened September 15, 2006. Nilsson himself is the subject of a 2006 documentary, Who is Harry Nilsson? (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him) produced by David Leaf and John Schienfeld. The film was screened in 2006 at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Santa Barbara Film Festival. In August 2006, the film received its Los Angeles premiere when it was screened at the 7th Annual Mods & Rockers Film Festival followed by a panel discussion about Nilsson featuring the filmmakers and his good friends producer Richard Perry and attorney/executive producer Lee Blackman. David Leaf (b. ... The Mods & Rockers Film Festival is a celebration of rock culture movies presented annually in Los Angeles by the non-profit cultural organization the American Cinematheque. ... Richard Perry is one of the most successful producers in music history and over his 40 year career in music has produced albums that have resulted in album sales of over 500 million copies. ...


In May 2005 WPS1 art radio played tribute to Nilsson with curator Sherrie Fell and brother and sister hosts Bernadette and Harry O'Reilly.[2] WPS1 Art Radio WPS1 Art Radio is the internet radio station of P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and the Museum of Modern Art, providing a 24-hour stream and on-demand archive of cultural programming. ...


As of June 2007, Nilsson's final album, tentatively titled Papa's Got a Brown New Robe (produced by Mark Hudson) has not been released. June 2007 is the sixth month of that year. ... For other persons named Mark Hudson, see Mark Hudson (disambiguation). ...


Discography

Singles

The single cover of "Without You"

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  • 1964: Baa Baa Blacksheep
  • 1964: Do You Wanna (Have Some Fun)

As Johnny Niles:

  • 1964: Donna I Understand

As Nilsson:

  • 1964: Sixteen Tons (Tower 103)
  • 1965: You Can't Take Your Love Away From Me (Tower 136)
  • 1965: The Path That Leads To Trouble (Tower 165)
  • 1966: She's Yours (Tower 244)
  • 1967: Without Her
  • 1967: You Can't Do That (US #122, Canada #10)
  • 1967: River Deep - Mountain High (Canadian release only)
  • 1967: Good Old Desk (European release only)
  • 1968: One
  • 1968: Everybody's Talkin' (initial release -- US #113, Canada #35)
  • 1969: I Will Take You There
  • 1969: Everybody's Talkin' (re-release -- US #6, US A/C #2, Canada #1, UK #23)
  • 1969: Good Times
  • 1969: Maybe
  • 1969: I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City (US #34, US A/C #7, Canada #25)
  • 1970: I'll Be Home b/w Waiting (B-side only charted at US A/C #40)
  • 1970: Caroline
  • 1970: Down To The Valley
  • 1971: Me And My Arrow (US #34, US A/C #3, Canada #23)
  • 1971: Without You (US #1, US A/C #1, Canada #1, UK #1)
  • 1972: Jump Into The Fire (US #27, Canada #16)
  • 1972: Coconut (US #8, Canada #5, UK #42)
  • 1972: Spaceman (US #23, Canada #12)
  • 1972: Remember (Christmas) (US #53, US A/C #21)
  • 1973: As Time Goes By (US #86, US A/C #35)
  • 1974: Daybreak (US #39, US A/C #37, Canada #15)
  • 1974: Many Rivers To Cross (US #109)
  • 1974: Subterranean Homesick Blues
  • 1974: Save The Last Dance For Me (UK release only)
  • 1974: Don't Forget Me
  • 1975: A Love Like Yours (Nilsson & Cher)
  • 1975: Kojak Columbo
  • 1976: Something True (UK release only)
  • 1976: Sail Away
  • 1976: Just One Look/Baby I'm Yours (medley), duet with former Supreme Lynda Laurence (UK release only)
  • 1977: Who Done It?
  • 1977: All I Think About Is You (UK #43)
  • 1977: Lean On Me (UK release only)
  • 1978: Ain't It Kinda Wonderful
  • 1980: I Don't Need You (UK release only)
  • 1980: Rain (UK release only)
  • 1982: With A Bullet (only available to attendees of Beatlefest '82)
  • 1984: Loneliness

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  • 1972: Joy

Albums

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Compilation albums

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Films and television (original work)

Note: this section is for songs Nilsson recorded specifically for film and television projects, as well as his few acting roles. Later use of Nilsson recordings are listed in the next section.

  • Skidoo (1968) songs written and performed, soundtrack music composer, actor (bit role)
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1969 TV Series) acted and sang - He appeared in the episode "The Music Maker," and his character name was Tim Seagirt. He sang "Without Her" and "If Only I Could Touch Your Hand."
  • The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV series, 1969-1972) theme song written and performed, incidental music
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969) new version of "Everybody's Talkin'" performed
  • Jenny (1970) song "Waiting" written and performed
  • The Point! (1971) story, all songs written and performed
  • Son of Dracula (1974) actor (lead role), all songs performed
  • The World's Greatest Lover (1978) song "Ain't It Kinda Wonderful" performed
  • In God We Tru$t (1980) new version of "Good For God" performed
  • Popeye (1980) all songs written, except "I'm Popeye the Sailor Man"
  • Handgun (1983) song "Lay Down Your Arms" written and performed
  • First Impressions, (TV series, 1988) theme song co-written, performed
  • Camp Candy (TV series, animated, 1989-1991) theme song written, and performed with John Candy
  • The Fisher King (1991) song "How About You" performed
  • Me, Myself, and I (1992) song "Me, Myself and I" written and performed

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Use of Nilsson recordings in films and television

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Tributes

  • Nilsson by Tipton (1970, Warner Bros. Records), Although it may not be considered a tribute, it featured George Tipton conducting instumental versions of 11 Nilsson songs.
  1. Randy Newman - Remember
  2. Marc Cohn - Turn On Your Radio
  3. Aimee Mann - One
  4. Fred Schneider - Coconut
  5. Joe Ely - Joy
  6. Ringo Starr - Lay Down Your Arms
  7. Carl Wilson - Without Her
  8. LaVern Baker - Jump Into The Fire
  9. Steve Forbert - The Moonbeam Song
  10. Peter Wolf And the Houseparty 5 - You're Breakin' My Heart
  11. Jennifer Trynin - Mournin' Glory Story
  12. Al Kooper - Salmon Falls
  13. Victoria Williams - The Puppy Song
  14. Marshall Crenshaw - Don't Forget Me
  15. Brian Wilson - This Could Be The Night
  16. Jellyfish - Think About Your Troubles
  17. Bill Lloyd - The Lottery Song
  18. Ron Sexsmith - Good Old Desk
  19. Adrian Belew - Me And My Arrow
  20. Richard Barone - I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City
  21. The Roches - Spaceman
  22. John Cowan - Don't Leave Me
  23. Jimmy Webb - Lifeline
  • I'll Never Leave You: A Tribute to Harry Nilsson (2005 Wood Records). A percentage of profits from sales of the CD went to benefit Amnesty International.
  1. Peter Dizozza: "Without Her"
  2. Hilary Levitt: "Down"
  3. Shank: "Jump Into the Fire"
  4. OrimaR2 featuring NitWiT: "I'd Rather Be Dead"
  5. The Neshama Alma Band: "Ambush"
  6. Buzzsaw and the Shavings: "Best Friend"
  7. Matt Kinnison: "Coconut"
  8. LAM: "Driving Along"
  9. Johnny J with Vorgus: "Spaceman"
  10. Mary Jane: "Me And My Arrow"
  11. MWF: "I'll Never Leave You"
  12. Lolwolf: "Black Sails In The Moonlight"
  13. Charles Fyant: "The Moonbeam Song"
  14. Pinkie: "One"
  15. Linda Draper and Brian Wurschum: "The Lottery Song"
  16. David Spero Peligro: "It's a Jungle Out There"
  17. an additional track by The Spaceheaters.

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Radio tributes

May 2005 WPS1 Art Radio (A Tribute To)

  1. Curator: Sherrie Fell
  2. Hosts: Bernadette O'Reilly, Harry O'Reilly
  • [[1]]

References

  1. ^ Lee Hill - A Grand Guy: The Life and Art of Terry Southern (Bloombury, 2001).
  2. ^ "A Tribute To Harry Nilsson"

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External links

  • The Harry Nilsson Web Pages: A Little Touch of Schmilsson on the Net
  • Harry Nilsson Discography/Bibliography
  • Harry Nilsson at the Internet Movie Database

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Harry Nilsson - Free Encyclopedia (339 words)
Harry Nilsson (June 15, 1941 - January 15, 1994) was an American pianist, songwriter and singer, most popular during the 1960s and 70s.
Nilsson released several albums in the 1970s, one a cover of Randy Newman songs and another the soundtrack to The Point, an animated children's story, as well as a new hit single, "Without You" from Nilsson Schmilsson (1971), which also included "Coconut" and "Jump Into the Fire".
Also in the 1970s, Nilsson and John Lennon became good friends, leading to a much publicized incident when they were thrown out of a club in Los Angeles, California, due to excessive drunkenness.
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