The Dream Weaver Has Died
The Lost Weekend: A Love Story Released on Home Video
A Blu-Ray of The Lost Weekend: A Love Story is being released in mid-October of 2023. It is currently available for pre-order from Amazon.com. The film is also available for purchase online through Amazon Prime.
Bob Segarini Has Died
Songwriter and performer, Bob Segarini, died in his sleep on July 10, 2023. He was 77 years of age.
Harry and Bob wrote a song together. Segarini's group, Family Tree, released their version of "Miss Butter's Lament" on their 1968 album Miss Butters album. Nilsson's recording of the song went unreleased until 1995 when it appeared on the Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology album.
At Patty’s apartment the first time we met, we passed an old acoustic guitar back and forth and played our songs for one another. [...] Harry is dutifully impressed when I play him a tune or two. I hand him the guitar, and he starts singing: “Well in 1941 a happy father had a son.... [...] "Holy crap," I thought, "this guy is amazing."
In 1967, Bob introduced Harry to Diane Clatworthy, the secretary of the Family Tree fan club. Diane and Harry married on December 31, 1969, in Las Vegas.
Segarini wrote a song, "He Spins Around" about his friend, Harry Nilsson. It was released as the B-side of single in 1968 then on the CD release of the Miss Butters in 2007.
Harry and Bob's relationship soured in the mid to late 1970s as Harry's lifestyle became intertwined with the Beatles, drugs, and alcohol.
The last time I saw Harry was in line at the Carnegie Deli in New York. He was in front of me in an overcoat and I recognized the back of his head somehow. He was on his way to London to hang out, record, and move into Ringo’s flat for a while. He looked world weary, but still had the old twinkle in his eye. We reminisced while his limo idled out front, caught up, and had a few laughs waiting for our medium old fashioned (pastrami) on a Kaiser with double mustard, pickle on the side. When I asked after Diane, he said that they had gotten divorced, the twinkle in his eyes dimming, with what I could only imagine was caused by leaving his wife and young son behind, of abandoning them, of becoming his father.
Walk of Fame Star for Bill Bixby Campaign Meets Major Goal
Brandon Cruz's effort to have a star for Bill Bixby added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame has reached a major goal. The Go Fund Me account to raise money for the star has reached its goal and now the process for having the star approved and installed has begun.
You can follow the effort at:
Harry Nilsson once owned apartment #12 at 9 Curzon Place in London, England. Curzon Place is a cul-de-sac off of Curzon Street in Mayfair. Built in the 1700s, the building was located near the Playboy Club and several casinos.
The building was gutted just after World War II. An elevator was installed and 12 apartments were built inside. Nilsson's two-bedroom flat was on the top floor of the building.
Flat 12, 9 Curzon Place was located at the very top right hand side of the apartment block, overlooking the Hilton hotel. It was quite a dark flat, with low ceilings and the walls were covered with dark blue velvet wallpaper with a red stripe in the middle going round the whole flat. There were wall-to-wall beige rug-type carpets, the kitchen was placed in the middle of the flat with sky light windows over it, it was done in a cream colour, and the entrance to the kitchen was right in front of you as you came in through the front door. Down the hallway to the left there was the bedroom, a study and the bathroom. Sitting room to the right, with a large, dark grey corduroy sofa with two matching armchairs and proceeding to the right, around the corner, now you were in the dining room with a long conference-like dining table seating about ten people and had thereby walked around the entire flat.
Nilsson's apartment is infamous because two famous pop performers died there during the time Harry owned it.
After Moon's death, Nilsson sold the apartment to Pete Townshend.
During the 1990s, the building was virtually abandoned. In the late 1990s, John Latsis purchased 9 Curzon Place and neighboring properties. While other buildings were torn down, number 9 was remodeled as luxury apartments (with a new address of 1 Curzon Square).
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