On May 14, 1968, John Lennon and Paul McCartney held a press conference at the Americana Hotel in New York to announce the formation of Apple. Responding to questions, John Lennon named Harry Nilsson as his favorite American group.


Question: Do you think that some of your records are influencing the minds of the younger generation?
John Lennon: Well, everybody’s records influence the mind, you know. All at once. Everything influences everything. Nilsson’s my favorite group.