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Wig Job music_note Harry Nilsson was lounging around Hal Zieger's office in 1963 when someone came in with a song they wanted recorded. Harry recorded a demo of Wig Job and recorded his own Donna I Understand for the B-Side. When an executive at Mercury heard the single, he said "I like the singer and I ...
Flash Harry [1980] album Flash Harry was not initially released in the US. The album begins with Eric Idle singing "Harry " and ends with Harry Nilsson performing Idle's "Bright Side of Life ."
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 ...
Tower Records business Tower Records, a Capitol Records label, picked up Harry Nilsson's contract from Mercury in 1964. The Spotlight on Nilsson was released by Tower.
Johnny Niles person Early in his career, Harry Nilsson was signed for a short time to Mercury . "They kept me on the label for a year and they didn't put anything out, and finally they put that one single out." The single, "Donna I Understand ," was released under the name "Johnny Niles."
Rick L. Christian person Steve Cropper and Donald "Duck" Dunn came from L.A. to Memphis to record some stuff on the Blues Brothers ( John Belushi / Dan Aykroyd ) at Shoe Production Studios in 1978. They heard my song 'I Don't Need You,' which I had released on Mercury Records through Juddie Phillips . They ...
I Don't Need You music_note "Steve Cropper and Donald "Duck" Dunn came from L.A. to Memphis to record some stuff on the Blues Brothers ( John Belushi / Dan Aykroyd ) at Shoe Production Studios in 1978. They heard my song 'I Don't Need You,' which I had released on Mercury Records through Juddie Phillips . They ...