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Too Many Cooks music_note Between March and May 1974, John Lennon was at Record Plant West and Burbank Studios in Los Angeles, California , where he was producing and mixing Harry's Pussy Cats . At the same time Lennon produced a number of all-star jam sessions. At one of these sessions he produced Mick Jagger's ...
Derek Taylor person On September 8, 1997, Harry Nilsson's friend Derek Taylor died at his home in Suffolk, England , after a long illness. He was 65.   Derek Taylor was born in Liverpool, England on May 7, 1932. He was educated in the city and became a journalist for "The ...
La Brea Inn place Harry Nilsson first met Derek Taylor at the bar in the La Brea Inn in Los Angeles, California . [1] [1] Derek Taylor . Genesis Publications (1984) "Fifty Years Adrift (In an Open-Necked Shirt) "
Pussy Cats campaign Produced by John Lennon , Pussy Cats was recorded during John's "Lost Weekend " in Los Angeles, California .   Harry injured his vocal cords during the recording sessions.   After recording A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night Harry ...
Notes on Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter by Alyn Shipton book by Roger Smith   Drawing on extensive research and access to Nilsson's personal archives, Alyn Shipton's Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter is an exhaustive and award-winning biography of Harry Nilsson . Published in 2013, the biography is ...
One Last Touch of Nilsson article This article is from Goldmine Magazine (Vol. 20 No. 9 Issue 359 dated April 29, 1994). Bruce Ansley contacted Krause Publications Group, Inc. and Dawn Eden and they were kind enough to grant him permission to place the article online. Once he had ...
Richard Perry person Richard Perry has produced at least fifteen gold records including Harry Nilsson's best-selling album, Nilsson Schmilsson .   Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York , Perry contracted polio when he was twelve. Overcoming the disease, he became a ...
Interview with the Author of Harry & Me article Neil Watson Neil Watson is the writer of a new book, Harry & Me , which collects remembrances from fans of Harry Nilsson and stories from people who knew and worked with Harry. I spent weeks badgering Neil for an interview. Finally, he ...
The Telephone videocam The Telephone was directed by Rip Torn from a screenplay written by Harry Nilsson and Terry Southern . Hawkeye Entertainment produced the film.   Whoopi Goldberg stars as an eccentric out-of-work actress, disconnected from reality, who ignores the threatening calls from her many ...
Hawkeye Entertainment business Harry Nilsson was a co-founder of Hawkeye Entertainment ( SBIZ ) which was incorporated in Colorado on October 23, 1985.   Cindy Sims was President of Hawkeye which was located at 11330 Ventura Blvd. in Los Angeles, California . Terry Southern was ...
Cindy Sims person Cindy Sims was Harry Nilsson's business manager and a co-founder of Hawkeye Entertainment .   In 1991 Harry discovered that Sims had been embezzling their money. The Nilssons were forced into bankruptcy . "We went to bed one night a financially secure family of eight and woke up the next ...
Roses are Blooming music_note Harry Nilsson sang "Roses are Blooming" during his April 1, 1970, appearance on the Skip Weshner radio show on KRHM in Los Angeles . "Roses are Blooming" by Harry Nilsson  
Lee Blackman person Alden Lee Blackman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at California State University , Northridge, then attended the Graduate School of Business Administration MBA Program at the University of Southern California . He then attended the Loyola University School of ...
Blue Jay Way place In August of 1967 George Harrison was staying in a rented house on Blue Jay Way in Los Angeles, California waiting for a friend to arrive when he conceived the song of the same name.   The home is located at 1567 Blue Jay Way.       External Links 1567 ...
Tonight Show videocam photo Harry Nilsson wrote "Tonight Song " as a possible new theme for the Tonight Show when Jay Leno became the host.   On the June 15, 1998, episode of The Tonight Show Ringo Starr was Jay Leno's first guest.   My (soon to be) wife and I visited Los ...
The Story Behind the Photo of Anne Murray and the Hollywood Vampires photo On November 21, 1973, Richard Creamer took this famous photo of John Lennon , Anne Murray , Harry Nilsson , Alice Cooper , Kieth Moon , and Mickey Dolenz at the Troubadour . It is a part of the Michael Ochs Archives . [1]   In 1973, in an attempt ...
Dusty and Sweets McGee Spotted in LA article By Curtis Armstrong (From Everybody's Talkin' October 1996)   Los Angeles, California - Floyd Mutrux's 1971 film, Dusty and Sweets McGee , long unseen, just completed a special week's run here. The movie, described by the Los Angeles Times as "a lyrical, but clear-eyed take on the ...
Una Nilsson person Una Nilsson ( Una O'Keeffe ) was Harry Nilsson's third wife and the mother of six of his children. She was born on September 15, 1954 in Tipperary, Ireland . [1]   Harry and Una met in an ice cream parlor, married at an airport, and honeymooned in the Watergate Hotel .   O'Keeffe was a ...
Harryfest 1999 event_note Sue Schnelzer hosted Harryfest 1999 in Covington, Kentucky , just across the river from Cincinnati . The 'fest was held July 16 through 18, 1999.   Memories of Harryfest 1999   Joel Folds :   When I first decided to look up my favorite artist ...
Ray Bradbury Letter circle photo Back in 1998, I wrote a letter to Ray Bradbury asking about Harry Nilsson's desire to name his first RCA album "Something Wicked This Way Comes ." I was a little surprised and greatly pleased to receive the following response. -- Roger Smith Dear Roger,   Thanks for your good ...
Martoni's place Martoni's Italian Restaurant at 1523 Cahuenga Blvd in Hollywood, California , opened in 1960 and quickly became a favorite of Hollywood's elite, especially musicians.   In "When Harry Met E. J. " artist/writer/photographer/musician/..., E. J. Gold , recalls ...
Australia place In 1984, while on a trip to Australia to promote the Every Man Has a Woman album, Harry Nilsson bought land in the Hunter Valley area north of Sydney in New South Wales .   Harry had lovely ideas. In this case, his idea was we’ll buy this land in Australia , and it’ll be good ...
Sandi McTaggart person Harry Nilsson married 21 year-old Sandi McTaggart on October 10, 1964, in Los Angeles, California . [1]   She was very pretty. She looked a lot like Kim Novak , and she had an interesting background. She was from Buffalo, NY, and was a Hells Angels chick, which at first pissed me off so ...
Elizabeth Nilsson person photo Harry Nilsson's mother Elizabeth Nilsson (born "Elizabeth Martin") was known as "Bette" to the family. She was born in 1920 in New York to Charles Augustus Martin and Florence Madeline Martin (nee Stotz). She had one brother, John , and a sister, Mary ...
Only You videocam Ringo Starr produced a a promotional film for his recording of "Only You ". For the film, a giant flying saucer and robot were lifted by helicopter to the top of the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles, California . Ringo and Harry Nilsson are on top of the building with the props as ...
Harry Nilsson person Harry Edward Nilsson III was born on June 15, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York , to Bette and Harry Nilsson .   In a 1968 interview, Harry stated that his full name is "Harry Edward Christopher Nilsson." Noting that he was born on Father's Day , Nilsson ...
Diane Nilsson person photo Diane Nilsson was Harry Nilsson's second wife.   Diane Clatworthy was born on June 20, 1947 in Los Angeles, California , to Allen Sinclair Clatworthy and Leola Maxine Snow.   Bob Segarini introduced Diane to Harry in 1967. Diane was the secretary ...
7708 Woodrow Wilson Drive place photo Before he moved to his custom built home in Bel Air , Harry Nilsson lived at 7708 Woodrow Wilson Dr in Los Angeles, California , in the Hollywood Hills West area. The six-bedroom home was originally built in 1951.   Built for Natalie Wood by her parents ...
Why We Were in Wyoming in the Hardware Store that Day article This short story by Harry Nilsson was originally published in Fishwrap , Number 2, June 1983.   "WHY WE WERE IN WYOMING IN THE HARDWARE STORE THAT DAY" By Harry Nilsson   Two days after Valentine's Day at 11 AM, we decided to catch the only ...
Harry Strikes a Pose for Shelly Fuller photo I was in awe of Harry at the L.A. Beatlefest in 1981 - but not so much that I couldn't ask him to autograph my cardboard stand-up of Ringo from Stop and Smell the Roses . He even obliged when I asked him if I could take a picture of him with a rose ...
Interview with Zak Nilsson article Roger Smith interviewed Zak Nilsson for this article which was originally published in the July, 1996, issue of Everybody's Talkin' .   ET caught up with Zak Nilsson somewhere in Cyberspace where this interview was conducted over a period of a few weeks. Many of the questions were ...
When Harry Met E. J. article This article originally appeared in Everybody's Talkin' .   By E. J. Gold   My stepfather worked in the late fifties and early sixties as the marketing director at Capitol Records until he was put out to pasture on an empty desk when EMI Britain ...
Bruce Ansley's Top Ten Signs You're a Harryhead article This article originally appeared in the July, 1996, issue of Everybody's Talkin' .   TOP TEN SIGNS YOU'RE A HARRYHEAD by Bruce Ansley   10. You think Ringo Starr is "diggety dank" and Mariah Carey is "schwag".   9. You repeat keywords in conversations and add "Schm-" to the ...
Jim Keltner person Jim Keltner was a special guest at Harryfest 2000 in Los Angeles, California .   James Lee "Jim" Keltner was born on April 27, 1942 in Tulsa, Oklahoma , but has spent most of his life in California.   Keltner worked with jazz musicians in John Handy's band before his first rock session ...
Cloud Nine: Memoirs of a Record Producer book In this autobiography, Richard Perry talks of his life's triumphs and its adversities. Overcoming polio, he became a successful high jumper on his high school track and field team. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in music and ...
Me And My Arrow {93FM Commercial} music_note Harry Nilsson recorded a special version of "Me And My Arrow " for Arrow 93FM in Los Angeles, California .   Early on after the launch of Arrow 93FM (September 10, 1993), I received a telephone call from a gentleman who said he represented Harry and he wanted us to know that Harry was ...
Don't Forget Me (performed by Marianne Faithfull) music_note During her tour to promote her album Twentieth Century Blues , Marianne Faithfull performed Harry Nilsson's "Don't Forget Me ."   Before singing the song, Faithfull told a tall tale. She said that Harry died having root canal work after his "teeth fucked up, which is the first thing that ...
Paul McCartney person In an interview, Paul McCartney described his visit to Los Angeles, California , to see John Lennon during the singer's "Lost Weekend " in 1974. "So I went out there and he was doing Pussy Cats with Nilsson and Keith Moon and Jesse Ed Davis , to name just three total nutters. Three ...
Ann Magnuson person During a 1998 tribute concert in honor of Harry Nilsson , actress and singer Ann Magnuson performed a medley of "Coconut " and "Remember (Christmas) " connected by the story of a young girl dreaming of escaping her small town and running away to Los Angeles to meet Harry Nilsson .  
John Ritter person Actor John Ritter, a big fan of the Beatles , told the following story during a talk show appearance.   A friend of his told him of that John Lennon was at a recording session in LA . Ritter arrived uninvited at the The Jim Keltner Fan Club Hour recording sessions produced by John ...
Loneliness music_note Harry originally wanted Ringo Starr to play the gardener in the video for "Loneliness." Harry told Ringo, "Come on, you've played a gardener before." But, Ringo was in Spain and didn't think it was time well spent to fly to Los Angeles, California , for a couple seconds of video. [1]   ...
Paramount Theater place The Paramount was once the largest movie theater in Los Angeles, California , and one of the largest in the world. It opened as Grauman's Metropolitan Theater in January, 1923, and renamed as the Paramount Theater when it was bought by the Publix theater chain in 1929. The theater was ...
Everybody Loves Raymond videocam During a 2001 episode [1] of the TV series "Everybody Loves Raymond," Raymond's brother, Robert Barone, quotes Harry Nilsson's One :   Hey, why don't you get one of those big "number one" foam fingers and wave it in the air? 'Cause you're number one, Raymond, YOU'RE NUMBER ONE! But remember ...
A Celebration of the Music of Harry Nilsson event_note A concert titled "A Celebration of the Music of Harry Nilsson" was held at the Roxy on Sunset in Los Angeles, California , on June 13, 1998.   The show opened with children from Topanga Elementary School performing selections from The Point! .   Other performers included Morley ...
Jellyfish person "Think About Your Troubles " was the last studio track recorded by Jellyfish. It originally was released on the album, For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson . It's currently available on the group's Fan Club 4-CD box set.   In the Fan Club liner notes, Jellyfish member Roger ...
Alice Cooper person There was a little loft at the Rainbow Room in LA , they only had that for the club: the club was myself, Keith Moon , Ringo Starr , Micky Dolenz , Harry Nilsson , it was that crowd, every night those same people. Every once in a while John Lennon would come into town or Keith Emerson ...
A Tribute to Harry Nilsson event_note On June 16, 2015, The Satellite in Los Angeles, California , presented "A Tribute to Harry Nilsson ."   The live show featured performances by Leslie Stevens , Philip Krohnengold , Daniel Cervantes ( Howlin' Rain ), Micah Keren-Zvi ( Night Cruise ), Dan Bern , Claire McKeown ( Honey ...
Hollywood Dreamer [2001] album This 24-track CD contains Harry Nilsson's original demos done in 1962 with Scott Turner . On seventeen of the tracks, the overdubbed music that was done in subsequent sessions in Los Angeles, California and Nashville, Tennessee has been removed, returning ...
Pussy Cats {Quad LP} [1974] album Quadraphonic release of the album produced by John Lennon ,   Pussy Cats was recorded during John's "Lost Weekend " in Los Angeles, California .   Harry injured his vocal cords during the recording sessions.   After recording A Little Touch of ...
Pussy Cats {US CD Reissue} [1996] album Produced by John Lennon , Pussy Cats was recorded during John's "Lost Weekend" in Los Angeles, California . Harry injured his vocal cords during the recording sessions. After recording A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night Harry announced that ...
Pussy Cats {US Deluxe CD Reissue} [1999] album Produced by John Lennon , Pussy Cats was recorded during John's "Lost Weekend" in Los Angeles, California . Harry injured his vocal cords during the recording sessions. After recording A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night Harry announced that ...
Pussy Cats {Japanese CD Reissue} [2002] album Produced by John Lennon , Pussy Cats was recorded during John's "Lost Weekend " in Los Angeles, California .
A Toot and a Snore in '74 [1992] album This bootleg of a superstar session captures the brief reunion of John Lennon and Paul McCartney with Stevie Wonder , Harry Nilsson , Jesse Ed Davis , and Bobby Keys in a Los Angeles, California recording studio in 1974. Unfortunately, the performance ...
Yo Dodger Blue, LA Loves You music_note Harry Nilsson was a big fan of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Los Angeles Dodgers . He wrote Yo Dodger Blue, LA Loves You to be sung by fans in the stadium. Harry appeared on a sports talk radio show on KABC in Los Angeles, California , and played the song for the show's listeners.
Ken Sharp Interviews Harry Nilsson (March, 1992) question_answer Ken Sharp interviewed Harry Nilsson in March of 1992 at the Beatlefest in Secaucus, New Jersey .   KS (Ken Sharp): What are your plans for a new record?   HN (Harry Nilsson): To make one!   KS: Have you been doing a lot of writing?   ...
George Harrison person The following was written for the Everybody's Talkin' newsletter after George Harrison , singer, songwriter and guitarist for the world's most famous pop group , died on November 29, 2001. The article is mostly based on posts made to the Harry Nilsson Mailing List in the days following ...
A Toot and a Snore article Between March and May 1974, John Lennon was at Record Plant West and Burbank Studios in Los Angeles, California , where he was producing and mixing Harry Nilsson's new album Pussy Cats . (The documented dates vary.  Mark Lewisohn says the ...