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Notes on Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter by Alyn Shipton ... html ) [2] Los Angeles Times ( Los Angeles, California ), Keith Bradsher (1987-08-05) "Hawkeye Ousts Its CEO; Songwriter Nilsson to Stand In" [3] "Security First Bank Announces Merger Plan; Approval Seen" The Desert Sun ( Palm Springs, California ) (1967-10-31) [4] CNN , Catherine Clifford ...
Zapata On September 17, 1980, Zapata, a stage play written by Allan Katz with songs by Harry Nilsson and Perry Botkin , opened at the Goodspeed Opera House in Chester, Connecticut , but failed to move on to Broadway.   The Goodspeed Theater Harry attended the opening wearing a garish hat presented to him ...
Access All Areas Harry Nilsson appears (as himself) in this short (27-minute) film directed by Jenny Sullivan . Sullivan created the film for the Directing Workshop for Women at the American Film Institute . Nilsson also received a "music" credit in the film.   The film was presented onscreen during the AFI ...
Hawkeye Entertainment ... at 11330 Ventura Blvd in Los Angeles, California . Terry Southern was appointed a director of the company. James Hock, Jr. served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).   Leo Leichter headed Hawkeye's feature film department which produced The Telephone starring Whoopi Goldberg . The script was ...
David Hale Associates ... and advertising agency in Los Angeles, California . At the time, Hale's clients included MCA Records , CBS Records , Westwood One/Mutual , and Panavision . [2]   There is no record of the acquisition being completed.   David Hale Associates was started by Saul and Laura Fineman and named ...
Jack Poet Volkswagen Commercials In 1969, Jack Poet , a Los Angeles Volkswagen dealer. hired Firesign Theater to create a series of television ads for his auto dealership. Six commercials were filmed which aired on KMET .   Jack Poet got in trouble with Volkswagen and its ad agency, because they didn’t care for us wearing ...
Harry Nilsson on FM Radio Asked in 1969 to comment on the programming choices made by "free-form" FM radio stations in New York and Los Angeles , Nilsson replied:   For one thing, the sound is monotonous. After a little while, all the music sounds the same. It's too categorized. The people that run these stations are a lot ...
That'll Be the Day Directed by Claude Whatham with a screenplay by Ray Connolly , the 1973 film That'll Be the Day is loosely based on Harry Nilsson's song "1941 ."   One day in the early-Seventies I had a huge stroke of beginners’ luck. Going over to a friend’s house to borrow a book, I was asked, over a cup of ...
Son of Dracula Count Down ( Harry Nilsson ), the son of Dracula, is "into just about every kind of music there is." The Count is about to be crowned the "Overlord of the Netherworld" when he has a change of heart. Dr. Van Helsing ( Dennis Price ) proposes an operation which will make the Count mortal and give him ...
Harry and Ringo's Night Out Harry and Ringo's Night Out , starring Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr was to be a mixed live-action and animated film based on Harry and Ringo taking in the nightlife od L.A. . Filming began in October 1974 but it was never completed or released.   Harry and Ringo's Night Out   The budget for the ...
Me And My Arrow {93FM Commercial} ... My Arrow " for Arrow 93FM in Los Angeles, California .   "Me and My Arrow 93 FM" by Harry Nilsson   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 really enjoying ...
One Last Touch of Nilsson ... teenager decided to hitchhike to Los Angeles, California , and rejoin his mother and sister, who had returned there a month before.   Nilsson returned to L.A. to find that he was on his own. His mother was in jail, presumably having been caught up to her old tricks with bad checks. Nilsson ...
Australia 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 for the children. ...
Blue Jay Way ... 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 was owned by attorney Ludwig Gerber . Harry Nilsson first met Harrison at the Blue Jay Way home.   The home is located at 1567 Blue Jay Way.       ...
Harry Nilsson Harry Edward Nilsson III [1] was born on June 15, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York , to Bette and Harry Nilsson .   Nilsson's entry in the New York Birth Index   In a 1968 interview, Harry stated that his full name is "Harry Edward Christopher Nilsson." Noting that he was born on Father's Day , ...
John Marascalco ... He died on July 5, 2020, in Los Angeles, California .       [1] Clarion-Ledger ( Jackson, Mississippi ), Scott Barretta (2008-07-24) "The Very Best of Little Richard" [2] "One Last Touch of Nilsson" ( https:/ / nilssonschmilsson. com/ one- last- touch- of- nilsson. html ) [3] Now Dig This , ...
Jim Gordon {Saxophone} ... from high school, he moved to Los Angeles, California , and received a scholarship to the Los Angeles Conservatory of Music .   In 1958, Gordon playing in local club bands and working on recording sessions. During the 1960s and 1970s, he worked many recording sessions. He played keyboards and ...
Jim Gordon {Percussion} Two men named Jim Gordon appear in the credits for Harry Nilsson's recordings. One is a percussionist for many of Harry's recordings. The other Jim Gordon played baritone saxophone on tracks that Harry Nilsson produced for Ringo Starr's 1981 album Stop and Smell the Roses .   James Beck Gordon, ...
Diane Nilsson ... 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 of the fan club for Bob's band Family Tree . [1]   When will we be married? Probably around the first of the ...
James Cagney On March 13, 1974, Harry Nilsson attended the American Film Institute's dinner paying tribute to film actor James Cagney . Also at Nilsson's table at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles were John Lennon , May Pang , George Burns , Mick Jagger , Michael Viner , Deborah Raffin , and press-agent ...
John Phillip Law Actor John Phillip Law was a featured guest at Harryfest 2000 .   John Phillip Law Talks About "Skidoo"    
Robin Hood Music Co. ... home at 5531 Tuxedo Terrace in Los Angeles, California .  
Jane Getz Jane Ellen Getz was born on September 12, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois to Marvin and Natalie Getz .   Jane Getz was a classical piano child prodigy at age six. After her mother took her to see Billie Holiday at the Hollywood Bowl , Getz fell in love with jazz music.   My mother took me to see ...
Flo & Eddie By The Fireside ... aired live on KMET radio in Los Angeles, California .   Harry talks about his love of comedian Eddie Lawrence who is featured in a TV commercial and radio spots promoting Pussy Cats .   External Links Listen to Flo & Eddie by the Fireside with Harry Nilsson - Internet Archive
Interview with the Author of Harry & Me 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 gave in. Then I spent more weeks badgering him to let me ...
Everybody Loves Raymond ... lunch with Curtis Armstrong in Los Angeles, California . It was my first trip to LA and my first meeting with Curtis. Curtis is an actor and a big fan of Harry Nilsson. He's pretty much the expert on Harry's career and music. We were at a deli in Hollywood. During our meal, a gentleman said ...
Martoni's ... Thompson , recalled moving to Los Angeles, California , in 1970, and visiting Martoni's: During the many months that I popped in for a quick bite, I saw dozens of celebrities, including the legendary (and now infamous Phil Spector , whose usually haunt was Cantor’s Delicatessen on Fairfax, ...
A Toot and a Snore in '74 [1992] ... Davis , and Bobby Keys in a Los Angeles, California recording studio in 1974. Unfortunately, the performance is not very good.   It's murder to listen to. This was a lot of very talented people wasting their time, blowing off steam. All those great people, what an awful situation. -- Curtis ...
La Brea Inn ... 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) "
Paramount Theater ... 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 demolished in 1962.     ...
The Jolly Roger The bar inside The Jolly Roger restaurant at 6430 Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles was one of Harry Nilsson's legendary haunts.   Now it's the Jolly Roger Restaurant that hums each noon with talk of copyrights, acquisitions, new releases, contracts, royalties, master purchases and co -publishing. The ...
7708 Woodrow Wilson Drive ... 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 in the 1950s, the home overlooks Laurel Canyon. In the 1960s, Mama Cass owned the house.   In 1979, Harry leased ...
The Story Behind the Photo of Anne Murray and the Hollywood Vampires On November 21, 1973, Richard Creamer took this famous photo of John Lennon , Anne Murray , Harry Nilsson , Alice Cooper , Keith Moon , and Mickey Dolenz at the Troubadour . It is a part of the Michael Ochs Archives . [1]   In 1973, in an attempt to subvert her squeaky-clean image, Murray hired ...
Una Nilsson 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 waitress ...
A Very Lovely Party A Very Lovely Party is a short documentary included as a bonus feature on the 2013 Blu-Ray reissue of the Paul McCartney and Wings concert tour film Rockshow . The documentary includes footage of Harry Nilsson and Ringo Starr and others hanging out backstage with McCartney.   In 1975 and 1976, ...
Subterranean Homesick Blues "Subterranean Homesick Blues" by Harry Nilsson   Johnny's in the basement Mixing up the medicine I'm on the pavement Thinking about the government…    "Subterranean Homesick Blues" was Bob Dylan's first hit song, It just made it into the Top 40, peaking at number 39 on the Billboard Hot ...
Why We Were in Wyoming in the Hardware Store that Day 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 train leaving L.A. for Denver that day.&nb ...
Pat Murphy Recording engineer and percussionist, Patrick Michael Murphy, worked with many recording artists including Tito Puente , Joni Mitchel , and Harry Nilsson . He was later known as a renowned film preservationist. [1]     Murphy played percussion and congas for Harry Nilsson's Duit on Mon Dei and ...
Hollywood Dreamer [2001] ... in subsequent sessions in Los Angeles, California and Nashville, Tennessee has been removed, returning the tracks to their pure guitar and vocal state.     External Reviews Debut Sessions '62/Early Tymes/Hollywood Dreamer ( Marc Harry ) - Music and Musings from Marc Harry
Only You ... Capitol Records building in Los Angeles, California . Ringo and Harry Nilsson are on top of the building with the props as Ringo lip-syncs the song and Harry reads a music paper, listens through headphones, and smokes. The film was shot in December of 1974.   "Only You" Performed by Ringo ...
The Telephone ... Office" Los Angeles Times ( Los Angeles, California ) (1988-01-26) [4] "The Telephone" Box Office Mojo ( https:/ / www. boxofficemojo. com/ release/ rl4134897153/ weekend/ ) [5] "Film - Recent Releases" Los Angeles Weekly (1988-02-04)
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 much. I don't know, I think I hated her for being with ...
Derek Taylor ... the bar of the La Brea Inn in Los Angeles, California . He also bought a case of Harry's Pandemonium Shadow Show album and mailed the LPs to his friends ... including The Beatles .   Derek brought Harry to the attention of Nat Weiss at the Beatles' management company, NEMS . NEMS attempted to ...
Richard Perry 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 successful high jumper on his high school track and ...
Ron Sexsmith Opening act Ron Sexsmith dedicated his debut album to the late Harry Nilsson , which is not a bit surprising. Like Nilsson (especially in his early work), Sexsmith projects the endearing sweetness of an artist willing to open his heart for all to examine. [1]   Ron Sexsmith performed "I Guess the ...
Album Reviews: Aerial Ballet ... [1] The Los Angeles Times ( Los Angeles, California ), Pete Johnson (1968-07-21) "A Second Helping of Nilsson Songs"
George Harrison ... Harrison began with a meeting in Los Angeles, California .  Nat Weiss , of the Beatles's management company, NEMS , brought Harry along to meet the Beatle who was staying in a home on Blue Jay Way . Later, Harrison (as "George Harrysong ") played slide guitar on Harry Nilsson's ...
Too Many Cooks ... 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 recording of "Too Many Cooks " with Harry Nilsson singing backing ...
Pussy Cats ... 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 he would record an album of songs by Allen Toussaint . Instead, he and John recorded Pussy Cats . ...
Cindy Sims 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 morning ...
Roses are Blooming 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 ... University School of Law in Los Angeles, California . In 1972, he opened his own law office.   Blackman represented Hawkeye Entertainment and currently represents the Harry Nilsson estate. According to his web site: Besides his many business, entertainment and personal clients, Lee represents ...
Tonight Show 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 Angeles to attend Harryfest 1998 . Before we left ...
Dusty and Sweets McGee Spotted in LA ... 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 Hollywood hard drug scene," was acted almost ...
Harryfest 1999 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 on the www I got no matches. I went upstairs got an ...
Ray Bradbury Letter 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 letter. I was a huge ...
Elizabeth Nilsson ... the time she resided in the Los Angeles, California , area and ran a small antiques store. [3]   The photo [4] was taken on Monroe Street in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York . [5]   [1] Source: Public Records Search [2] "Weddings" The Morning News ( Wilmington, Delaware ) ...
Harry Strikes a Pose for Shelly Fuller 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 in his teeth. I have many funny, happy ...
Interview with Zak Nilsson 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 suggested by ...
When Harry Met E. J. ... and worked clubs in the Los Angeles, California , area as a very unfunny comic team. I might have met Harry briefly at this time, but frankly would have been more attentive to Perry Botkin or George Tipton .   My wife Linda and I lived on the wrong end of Sunset, the Silverlake District, on ...
Bruce Ansley's Top Ten Signs You're a Harryhead 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 front. (e.g., ...
Jim Keltner ... 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 with Gary Lewis and the Playboys ...
Cloud Nine: Memoirs of a Record Producer ... company. After moving to Los Angeles, California , in the late 1960s, he quickly established himself as a producer of hit records including Harry Nilsson's [ [Nilsson Schmilsson]] . Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2003, he continued to work and to write.   Richard Perry is one of the ...
Don't Forget Me (performed by Marianne Faithfull) 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 happens ...
Paul McCartney ... 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 beautiful total alcohol nutters ...
Ann Magnuson 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 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 Lennon . Ritter ...
Loneliness ... was time well spent to fly to Los Angeles, California , for a couple seconds of video. [1]   The video was filmed in the Nilsson House in Bel Air . Chuck McCann appears as Oliver Hardy .   "Loneliness" Performed By Harry Nilsson [1] Source: Andrea Sheridan
A Celebration of the Music of Harry Nilsson ... 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 Bartnof and Susan James ("Turn on Your Radio "); The Negro Problem ("I Will Take ...
Alice Cooper 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 and they ...
A Tribute to Harry Nilsson ... 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 Child ), Derek ...
Pussy Cats {Quad LP} [1974] ... 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 he would record an album of songs by Allen Toussaint . Instead, he and John recorded Pussy Cats ...
Pussy Cats {US CD Reissue} [1996] ... 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 he would record an album of songs by Allen Toussaint . Instead, he and John recorded Pussy Cats ...
Pussy Cats {Japanese CD Reissue} [2002] ... John's "Lost Weekend " in Los Angeles, California .
Yo Dodger Blue, LA Loves You ... 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) 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?   HN: Yeah. I’m starting to talk with labels now. I’ve got ...
A Toot and a Snore ... 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 sessions ran through March 1974 ( Day By Day , 1990, p.161), while John Robertson says the sessions lasted from ...

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