BMG Acquires Harry Nilsson's Song Catalog
Brandon Cruz Turns to Fans to Honor Bill Bixby
While Bixby had some memorable roles in film, it was on television that he shined. For those of us who grew up watching Bill Bixby "My Favorite Martian," "The Courtship of Eddie's Father," "The Magician," and "The Incredible Hulk" it is surprising to learn that there isn't already a star honoring him in Hollywood. It even came as a surprise to Brandon Cruz.
I was with some friends, and they asked me, "Where’s Bill?” I said, "I don’t know." We went to one of those kooky stores on the Boulevard that gives you a map of where the stars were. He wasn’t on it. How did Bill not have a star?”
-- Brandon Cruz (2019) 
More time went on and about two and a half years ago, almost three, I realized that GoFundMe existed. And that people were getting a lot of money raised really quickly to do different things. I thought, "You know what? I’m going to do a memorial for Bill, and I want the fans to do it. I don’t want to involve Hollywood." I felt let down by Hollywood.
-- Brandon Cruz (2019) 
It's taken much longer than Cruz expected to raise the money - and the Hollywood Walk of Fame has actually raised the price of a star since the campaign started - but the goal posts are in sight. An anonymous donor has agreed to match all funds raised, dollar for dollar, until the end of the year or when the goal is reached.
You can contribute to the GoFundMe campaign at:
The Nilsson Show - A Tribute to the Songs of Harry Nilsson at the Colony in Woodstock, NY (September 22, 2022)
On September 22, 2022, Eric Squindo Presents will present The Nilsson Show - A Tribute to the songs of Harry Nilsson at the Colony performing arts theater in Woodstock, New York.
Since 2019, Eric Squindo Presents has been producing a unique brand of tribute shows for the Colony stage. Paying homage to influential writers such as Tom Waits and Dolly Parton, to the songs of The Muppets and 'The Basement Tapes' (Bob Dylan & The Band), the events have brought together some of the Hudson Valley's finest musicians to deliver their own stylized interpretations. Collaboration between musicians, and an intimate 'at home' atmosphere offer a one-of-a-kind experience that these events have been celebrated for.
Harry Nilsson's "Perfect Day" Opens Episode of "Better Call Saul"
Harry Nilsson's "Perfect Day" plays during the opening montage of season six, episode nine of the TV show "Better Call Saul." Rather than Nilsson's original version, the show uses a new recording of the song by Dresage and Slow Shiver. The episode originally aired on July 18, 2022. Supposedly, a new recording of the song was commissioned because the original version wasn't long enough for the scene.
Harry Nilsson Tribute Night, June 26, 2022, at Long Play Lounge - East (Austin, Texas)
The evening features Juliet McConkey, Andy Bianculli (Star Parks), P. T. Banks, Stephanie Hunt (Buffalo Hunt), Matt Gilchrist, and Sam Rives performing Harry Nilsson's “The Point!” The show starts at 9:00pm and costs $10.
For more information, visit https://www.thelongplaylounge.com/lpeast-event/harry-nilsson-tribute-night/.
Weddings: Miss Bettee Martin / Mr. Harry Nilsson, Jr.
Harry Nilsson's parents, Harry Edward Nilsson, Jr. and Bette Martin, were married on September 16, 1940. An announcement of their upcoming nuptials appeared in The Morning News (Wilmington, Delaware) on September 12.
The announcement states that the groom is the brother of "Mrs. John E. Siver" of Elmhurst, New York and that the announcement was made at a party at her home. Guests at the party are listed: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ludwig ("also a recent bride and bridegroom"); Miss Ann Luttich; Mr. Dean Shaw; Miss Evelyn Walker; and Mr. Richard Morrisey.
The article ends with "Mr. and Mrs. Nilsson are now on a wedding trip to Florida."
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