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Addrisi Brothers The Addrisi Brothers were Don Addrisi (b. 1938, d. 1984) and Richard Addrisi (b. 1941).   Harry Nilsson sang backing vocals for some songs on their Never My Love: The Lost Album Sessions album.
Adrian Belew Mike Keneally: Is "Dream Life " an intentional Harry Nilsson tribute? Adrian Below: Oh, no, not really, but now that you mention it, I'm doing a version of "Me And My Arrow " for a tribute album to him. Harry was one of my all- time favorite singers, right up there with Roy Orbison , John Lennon , ...
Aerosmith The name of the rock group Aerosmith was inspired by the title of a Harry Nilsson album, Aerial Ballet .   [...]That Harry Nilsson album, Aerial Ballet , was one that we listened to a lot. So that's where "Aerosmith" came from. It was a play on [Nilsson's] title and the word "aerial." -- Joey ...
Alan Boyd Alan Boyd directed and edited The Beach Boys: Nashville Sounds and the Grammy -nominated Endless Harmony - The Story of The Beach Boys .
Alan Corbett As "Alan Corbett," Alvis Sherouse hosted a weekday program, The Open Road on Miami, Florida's classical radio station, WTMI .   An article in the June 8, 1986, issue of the Orlando Sentinel described how Sherouse would inject comedy into his program. "One year, Sherouse probed the sobering subject ...
Albert Brooks My friend Harry Nilsson used to say the definition of an artist was someone who rode way ahead of the herd and was sort of the lookout. Now you don't have to be that to be an artist. You can be right smack-dab in the middle of the herd. If you are, you'll be the richest. -- Albert Brooks (2012) [1] ...
Alex Miller Alex Miller was the head of BMG's Heritage label.   A December, 1999, article in Discoveries magazine (about Miller's joining BMG's reissue label, Buddha , which was later replaced by Heritage ), began with the following quote of Miller's: "I love Harry Nilsson and I could talk about him all day." ...
Alf Robertson   Wailing of the Willow (Swedish)  
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 ...
All-Starr Band On September 4, 1992, Harry Nilsson joined Ringo Starr and his "All-Starr Band" on stage at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada . Harry and the band (which included Ringo, Joe Walsh , Timothy B. Schmit , Dave Edmunds , Todd Rundgren , Nils Lofgren , Burton Cummings , Tim Capello , and Zak Starkey ...
Allen Toussaint After recording A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night Harry Nilsson remarked that he would like to record an album of songs by Allen Toussaint. Instead, he and John Lennon recorded Pussy Cats . [1]   [1] Citation Needed.
Aloha Steamtrain On the band's web site, Aloha Steamtrain's Henning Ohlenbusch listed Harry Nilsson's Son of Schmilsson as one of the ten albums he loves.   Aloha Steamtrain performed "The Point!" at Transperformance 2015 .   "The Point!" by Aloha Steamtrain at Transperformance 25
Alyn Shipton   Iain Lee talks to Harry Nilsson's Biographer Alyn Shipton       External Links Alyn Shipton's Web Site
Amarillo Repertory Dance Company On September 9 and 10, 1972, the Amarillo Repertory Dance Company of Amarillo, Texas , presented "An Evening of Dance with Light and Sound." One of the pieces performed, "New Orleans ," was set to the music of Harry Nilsson . [1]   [1] "Evening of Dancing Planned Sat., Sunday" The Canyon News ...
Andrea Best Andrea Best is the real estate agent with Prudential Rodeo Realty's Beverly Hills office who represented the Nilssons when they sold their house in Bel Air, California shortly after moving to Hidden Hills, California . The Bel Air house sold for $2.5 million (the original asking price was over $5 ...
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 .  
Anna Martin Harry Nilsson's Aunt Anna was born Anna Louise Voorhis on January 17, 1920, in New York, New York .   She married Harry's uncle John Martin shortly after the end of World War II .   Anna Martin died on February 1, 2005.  
Anne Murray On her official web site, Anne Murray lists her favorite albums as: Harry Nilsson's Nilsson Sings Newman Dusty Springfield's Dusty In Memphis Carole King's Tapestry K.T. Oslin's 80's Ladies The Beatles's White Album
Armond White In the New York Press , White called the use of Harry Nilsson's "He Needs Me " in director Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love as "the first stroke of genius Anderson has ever come up with."
Arte L. Whyte Arte L. Whyte wrote a play based on Harry's The Point! . Mr. Whyte's adaptation is copyright 1987.   Whyte has performed in many theatrical productions and spent three years performing at Universal Studios and with Nickelodeon in Orlando, Florida . He is currently acting and directing in the San ...
Astrud Gilberto Astrud Gilberto's recording of Harry Nilsson's "The Wailing of the Willow " is available on Gilberto's CD Talkin' Verve: Roots Of Acid Jazz .   Her recording of "The Puppy Song " is available on her CD The Girl from Ipanema .  
Aviation Club In May of 1987, Aviation Club, a St. Louis, Missouri, band of the 1980s, performed at the "HULLABALOO PSYCHEDELIC PARTY" held at the Soulard Preservation Hall in St. Louis.   Aviation Club which normally played original songs, changed its name "to the more 'Nilsson' sounding" "Aerial Pandemonium " ...
Baha Men The Baha Men released their debut album in 1979. Junkanoo featured traditional Bahamian tunes done in Junkanoo style.   The group's second album featured a medley of tunes originally by K.C. And The Sunshine Band .   In 2000, the group's fourth album spawned the hit "Who Let the Dogs Out ."   ...
Barbara Bach Barbara Bach married Ringo Starr on April 27, 1981. Harry Nilsson attended the wedding at Marylebone Town Hall in London, England .   Ringo Starr's Wedding   Ringo and Barbara's wedding, 1981. Dad at the piano jamming with an assist from Barbara's daughter Francesca Gregorini [1] with Ringo on ...
Baron Wolman Baron Wolman  photographed Harry Nilsson for an article, "At Home With Los Angeles' Pop Stars " which appeared in the December, 1968, issue of Eye Magazine . The striking photo shows Harry at home posing in front of a piano and "a 1905 Victor Talking Machine with a laminated oak bell." [1]   ...
Bennett L. Spiegel Bennett L. Spiegel was one of the lawyers who handled Harry Nilsson's bankruptcy for the law firm of Levene & Eisenberg .
Bert Convy Bert Convy is best remembered as the host of the TV game shows Tattletales , Super Password , and Win, Lose or Draw . In the 1950s he was a singer and a member of The Cheers with Gil Garfield . In 1980, Convy directed the play "Zapata ."      
Beta Band The Beta Band's song "Won " is a "hip hop" reworking of Harry Nilsson's song "One ." The Beta Band's recording includes extensive sampling of Harry's recording of "One ."   "Won " is available on the Beta Band's Hot Shots II CD.
Bill Bixby Wilfred Bailey Bixby was born on January 22, 1934, in San Francisco, California . He died on November 21, 1993, in Century City, California . Harry Nilsson attended Bixby's funeral.  
Bill Martin William Earl Martin was born on October 8, 1945 and died on January 27, 2016.   Martin wore the bear suit for the photographs inside the gatefold cover of the Harry album ("It was the only bear suit in town and it was made from an actual bear...I smelled like bear for three days!").   Martin made ...
Blackalicious Blackalicious included a sample of Harry Nilsson's "Me and My Arrow " in their song "Blazing Arrow ."
Blue Oyster Cult Auditioning for Columbia Records the New York band Blue Oyster Cult found themselves performing in front of Clive Davis (president of Columbia Records), some A&R representatives, Patti Smith (the singer was dating a member of the band), and Harry Nilsson . [1]   Harry Nilsson was there. The ...
Bo Pete Harry Nilsson used the pseudonym "Bo Pete" when he recorded "Baa Baa Blacksheep ."
Bob Dylan After Bob Dylan's January 31, 1974, show at Madison Square Garden in New York , David Geffen hosted a party for the singer at the St. Moritz Hotel . Among the guests were Harry Nilsson , Lou Adler , Clive Davis , Jerry Wexler , Jac Holtzma , Judy Collins , Art Garfunkel , and Bette Midler .  
Bob Segarini As Joseph Segarini, Bob Segarini co-wrote and recorded "Miss Butter's Lament ." Harry Nilsson's version of the song remained unreleased until it appeared on the Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology album.   A member of the band Family Tree , Bob Segarini was introduced to Harry Nilsson in ...
Bobby Hart In his book, Psychedelic Bubble Gum - Boyce & Hart, The Monkees, and Turning Mayhem Into Miracles , Bobby Hart recalls moving into a new home and discovering that Harry Nilsson is his neighbor.   [...] I traded in my bachelor pad and we moved up to a much larger home on Pyramid Drive, only ...
Bobby Keys Robert Henry Keys was born on December 18, 1943, at Lubbock Army Airfield in Texas. He died on December 2, 2014, in Franklin, Tennessee, after a long illness.   In 1964, Keys was playing sax for Bobby Vee's band at the  San Antonio Teen Fair when he met The Rolling Stones who were also ...
Boston Rock Opera The Boston Rock Opera performed Harry Nilsson's classic album The Point! in concert at Boston's First Night festival, December 31, 2002, at the Park Plaza Castle.   BRO's homage to the classic 1970 album featured vocalists, a six piece band, dancers and puppetry and is a tribute to Nilsson's fable ...
Brandon Cruz Brandon Cruz was born on May 28, 1962, in Bakersfield, California . At age seven, he began playing "Eddie Corbett" in the television series The Courtship of Eddie's Father .   After "Eddie's Father" Cruz appeared in a few movies and made guest appearances on TV shows then began working behind the ...
British Phonographic Industry In 1981, the British Phonographic Industry placed ads in publications including The Guardian calling for a tax on blank tapes and recording equipment to counter the loses from illegal copying of music. Harry Nilsson was one of the artists whose name and signature appear in the ad. [1]     [1] ...
Bruce Gary Upon his death in 2006, newspaper obituaries for drummer Bruce Gary reported that he had worked with Harry Nilsson .   Gary worked with Nilsson on the Every Man Has a Woman Who Loves Him album of songs by Yoko Ono . Gary was intended to record "Yang Yang " and "Kite Song " for the album. [1] ...
Bruce Hurwit Bruce Hurwit of Crossroads Films directed the "Coke, You Nut " TV ad featuring "Coconut " by Harry Nilsson .   Hurwit began his career as an art director at Cliff Freeman & Partners in New York. He joined Crossroads Films in 1995 and has directed commercials for many major clients including ...
Buck Earl Buck Earl's only hit recording - his version of Harry Nilsson's song "Joy " - was released as a single by RCA in 1972.   Buck Earl never achieved the success of many of his peers, but he has left us a legacy of wonderful music. The trademark Buck Earl style (featuring the sound of twangy chimes ...
Buckminster Fuller Harry Nilsson admired both the architectural and social opinions of Buckminster Fuller. Fuller's drawings illustrate the Nilsson Schmilsson songbook.
Buddy Holly Scott Turner wrote a few songs with Buddy Holly including "My Baby's Coming Home ." Later, Harry Nilsson added to the song and earned a co-songwriter credit.
Cameron Crowe Director Cameron Crowe listed his "Top 10 Music Moments in Film" for issue 240 of Empire magazine published in June of 2009.   At number 7 in the list is Harry Nilsson's recording of "Everybody's Talkin' " in Midnight Cowboy . Crowe writes, "The song is the opening brush stroke on a masterpiece, ...
Carl Emanuel Nilsson Carl Emanuel Nilsson was Harry Nilsson's great-grandfather. Nilsson was born on March 8, 1868, in Gothenburg, Sweden .   On April 14, 1896, Carl Nilsson received a patent on his Aerial Ballet apparatus which was a centerpiece of Nilsson's Aerial Ballet .   On February 19, 1890, he married Augusta ...
Carl Hiaasen Harry Nilsson is mentioned in Carl Hiaasen's novel Basket Case .   Carl Hiaasen was a friend of Warren Zevon . After Zevon's death, Hiassen wrote a letter to another friend which was read at Zevon's funeral. One section of the letter mentions Harry Nilsson : "Back in July, I called Warren with a ...
Carl Wilson Gerry Beckley , Robert Lamm , and Carl Wilson recorded "Without Her " for the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson tribute album.   "Gerry was a friend of Harry's. And Gerry is my friend. I didn't know Harry." -- Carl Wilson [1]   [1] Citation Needed.
Carl Yastrzemski In his biography of Harry Nilsson , Alyn Shipton describes Harry Nilsson playing baseball in high school against a team with Carl Yastrzemski as its star player. According to the account, based on Harry's unpublished draft biography, Harry played for Bayport High and Yastrzemski for Bridgehampton . ...
Carly Simon Harry Nilsson joined Carly Simon in London in November of 1972 to record the backing vocals for "Ballad of a Vain Man as "You're So Vain " was called until it was renamed as the record was being mastered. [1]   Richard Perry produced the recording.   During a 1995 interview on the CBS TV show ...
Ceremony Harry Nilsson sings backing vocals on the 1993 album Hang Out Your Poetry by Ceremony. The credits list Harry under the heading "Guests." The album is produced by Mark Hudson . Some of Harry's other collaborators such as Jim Horn and Jim Keltner also appear on the album.
Charles Harry Nilsson Harry Nilsson's grandfather, Charles Harry Nilsson was born on September 11, 1894, in New York, New York . His father was Carl Emanuel Nilsson and his mother the former Augusta Wilhelmine Adele Rolle .   On January 31, 1915, he married Catherine Beatrice Robb .   They had several children. Mona ...
Charlie LaVere Before recording A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night , Harry Nilsson rehearsed with Gordon Jenkins's pianist, Charlie LaVere.
Chip Douglas Chip Douglas introduced Harry Nilsson to the Monkees .   Chip Douglas was a member of the Modern Folk Quartet which recorded Harry's "This Could Be the Night ."
Chuck Harter Chuck Harter wrote Hey, Hey We're The Monkees , a documentary about The Monkees . Alan Boyd directed the film which aired on the Disney Channel .   Harter is interviewed in the documentary Tribute about his experiences as a member of a Monkees tribute band, The Missing Links .
Chuck McCann Chuck McCann plays Oliver Hardy in the video for Harry Nilsson's performance of "Loneliness ."  
Cimarron Broadcasting Corp Ben West and Harry Nilsson founded Cimarron Broadcasting Corp , a publicly-owned corporation in 1982 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma . West served as president and chief executive officer with Nilsson as Chairman of the Board.   In July of 1983, Cimarron agreed to purchase two TV stations, KECY-TV ( El ...
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 ...
Clodagh Rodgers Clodagh Rodgers's recording of Harry Nilsson's "Together " was released as the b-side of her "Goodnight Midnight " in the UK in 1969. The single (RCA 1852) reached #4 in the UK charts. The recording is available on the CD You Are My Music: Best of Clodagh Rodgers .
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Harry Nilsson was the official spokesperson for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence (CSGV).   The CSGV is comprised of dozens of national religious organizations, child welfare advocates, public health professionals, and social justice organizations working to reduce gun violence.   End Handgun ...
Collage The Collage was a 1960s soft-rock group consisting of Donna Byrd , Jerry Careaga , Jodie Cline , and Ron Joelson . Careaga and Joelson formed the group after the songwriters signed a publishing contract with Beechwood Music .   The Collage's first album, The Collage , was released by Smash ( ...
Cryan' Shames The Cryan' Shames recorded "Rainmaker " which was released as their last single in October of 1968. The song is available on the CD called Sugar & Spice (A Collection) .
Curtis Armstrong Actor and screenwriter, Curtis Armstrong, is a recognized expert on Harry Nilsson and his music. Curtis co-produced several reissues of Harry Nilsson's CDs for BMG's Buddha and Heritage labels and has written many articles for the Everybody's Talkin' newsletter.   Curtis, along with Chuck Harter ...
Dale Turner Dale Turner's Interpretations - Solo Arrangements for Guitar and Voice ends with the guitarist's acoustic version of Harry Nilsson's "Coconut ."
Dan Reynolds Dan Reynolds is a songwriter and the lead vocalist for Imagine Dragons . He credits Harry Nilsson as an influence on his lyrics and vocals. The first piece of music he bought for himself was a copy of Nilsson Schmilsson on CD. [1]   Probably the most influential artist, for me, is Harry Nilsson . ...
David Cassidy Rick [Jarrard ] had produced two or three of my favourite albums of all time: Jefferson Airplane’s first album and Harry Nilsson’s Aerial Ballet and Harry which were two masterpieces. I was a huge Nilsson fan and got to know him very well, eventually singing and writing with him a few years ...
David Geffen Harry Nilsson was one of many guests at David Geffen's "surprise" 31st birthday party held at the Le Grand Trianon room of the Beverly Wilshire hotel on February 21, 1974,   Cher joined Bob Dylan to sing "Happy Birthday " while Nilsson mingled with guests including Ringo Starr , Ahmet Ertegun , ...
David Gillum David Gillum played "Harry Nilsson " in the 1985 TV movie John and Yoko: A Love Story .   Gillium had a small part in Dirty Harry and played John F. Kennedy in the 1988 TV film Onassis: The Richest Man in the World .   As "David Gilliam ," he appears in the film Slumdog Millionaire .
David Hentschel "Richard Perry Drove Musician Absolutely Mad" On "Nilsson Schmilsson"   External Links Official Web Site
David Peel David Peel (born David Michael Rosario) was a musician who had recorded two albums for Elektra before meeting John Lennon in the early 1970s. Lennon produced Peel's 1972 album The Pope Smokes Dope .   Harry Nilsson and David Peel first net at the 1992 Beatlefest in Secaucus, New Jersey .   ...
David Roberts David Roberts is the co-author, with Neil Watson , of the book Harry & Me .   Before becoming a freelance writer, David Roberts was Editor of the annual Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums and Guinness Rockopedia . In 2006 he was chief content writer and filmmaker for the British ...
David Sontag Among his accomplishments during his long career as a television producer and writer, David Sontag helped Hugh Hefner create the Playboy After Dark series. He also worked with Harry Nilsson on his musical, How Wright You Are .   Sontag was aboard US Airways Flight 1549 which famously made an ...
Davy Jones Davy Jones appeared on the TV program Music Scene on December 22, 1969, singing Harry Nilsson's "Together ."   Davy Jones and Harry Nilsson sang backing vocals for a song used in four Japanese TV commercials for Simple Life leisure suits starring Ringo Starr .
Dawn Eden Dawn Eden is the author of the article "One Last Touch of Nilsson ." Eden has written articles for many magazines and newspapers including Mojo , Salon , New York Press , Billboard , and Goldmine . She has also written liner notes for more than 60 CDs.
Dean Torrence Dean O. Torrence is the "Dean" of Jan and Dean . Dean Torrence has designed the covers for many albums including several of Harry Nilsson's albums such as The Point! . The original needlepoint artwork for Nilsson's The Point! cover hangs in Torrence's child's bedroom.   Dean Torrence created a ...
Demis Roussos Artemios ("Demis") Ventouris Roussos was born in Alexandria, Egypt on June 15, 1946 ( Harry Nilsson's fifth birthday). Roussos's recording of Harry Nilsson's "The Wedding Song " is available on Roussos' Man of the World CD.  
Dennis Budimir Dennis Budimir in a 2002 interview published on classicjazzguitar.com was asked about Harry Nilsson . He described Harry as "a lovely guy and a pleasure to work with. I worked with him the night John Lennon got murdered and I guess they were very close. I think it was a session for Frank Stallone . ...
Denver Symphony In 1968, an article in Billboard started that Harry Nilsson was slated to perform with the Denver Symphony before appearing in a TV special about him that was planned for July, 1969. [1] [1] Billboard , Ed Ochs (1968-11-30) "Nilsson High-Rated Writer"
Derek Taylor 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 Hoylake and West Kirby Advertiser " before ...
Diane Nilsson 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 of the fan club for Bob's band Family Tree . [1] ...
Don Quishocking George Groot and Fred Florusse created the popular Dutch cabaret [1] group Don Quishocking which first appeared on-stage in 1967.   [1] A mixture of comedy, theater, and music
Doug Hoefer Doug Hoefer's mother Cissy Hoefer was the sister of Harry Nilsson's mother, Bette Nilsson .  
Doug McKenzie Photographer Doug McKenzie took the press photo of Harry Nilsson used on the cover of Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter by Alyn Shipton and the Losst and Founnd album.
Drake Nilsson Drake Nilsson was born on November 21, 1949, to Bette and Harry Nilsson .   Harry Nilsson was unaware that he had a brother until Drake contacted him through RCA in 1976.   [...]when Harry did the album called Harry , the picture on the album cover looked so much like me that a friend bought me ...
Dresage Keeley Bumford ("Dressage") is an artist, producer, and composer. She sang a cover of "Perfect Day " with Slow Shiver for an episode of "Better Call Saul ."     External Links Dresage Official Web Site - Dresage.la
Dresage and Slow Shiver Dressage and Slow Shiver recorded "Perfect Day " which played in an episode of the TV series "Better Call Saul " in 2022.   Dresage is artist/producer/composer Keeley Bumford . Slow Shiver is composer Valente Bertelli . Both have extensive experience creating music for TV and film and other media. ...
Duke Special Duke Special ( Peter Wilson ) is a singer and songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland .   Duke Special - Turn On Your Radio (Nilsson)     External Links Duke Special Official Web Site
Dustin Hoffman "Comic Relief VI" was broadcast live on HBO the evening of January 15, 1994. Although two of the hosts, Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg , had worked with Harry Nilsson , it was Dustin Hoffman who took a moment to mention the passing of Harry Nilsson who died earlier that day.
E. J. Gold In 1967, Eugene Jeffrey ("Jeff") Gold was Harry's official photographer. E.J. (as "Jeff Gold ") took the photographs intended for the cover of Harry Nilsson's first RCA album when the album was to be called Something Wicked This Way Comes . Some of the photos are seen on the back cover of ...
Eddi Reader Eddi Reader's 1999 album Simple Soul includes the dedication "Thanks to Harry Nilsson ."   During an online interview in March, 2001, Neil Watson asked her about the dedication. Her answer was that Harry Nilsson's A Little Touch of Schmilsson In The Night album was her big inspiration the previous ...
Eddie Lawrence Harry Nilsson was a fan of comedian Eddie Lawrence who, like Harry, was born in Brooklyn, New York . Harry expressed his appreciation of Lawrence during his appearance on the Flo & Eddie By The Fireside radio show in 1974.   Lawrence narrated a TV commercial and radio spots promoting Nilsson' ...
Elizabeth Nilsson 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 ("Cissy") . [1]   Bette married Harry Edward ...
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald's recording of Harry Nilsson's "Open Your Window " appeared on a single with "Get Ready " (a cover of the Temptations hit written by Smokey Robinson ). The single is from Fitzgerald's 1969 album Things Ain't What They Used To Be which was produced by Richard Perry .   A live ...
Eric Carmen John Lennon invited Eric Carmen and Mike McBride of the Raspberries to provide hand claps for Harry Nilsson's recording of "Loop de Loop ."
Erik Preminger The son of burlesque entertainer, Gypsy Rose Lee , Erik was named "Erik Lee Kirkland" at birth and believed his father was Lee's then-husband, Alexander Kirkland. It wasn't until he was 17 years old that Erik learned that his father was actually Otto Preminger. Years later, in 1967, Otto contacted ...
Eugene Kupper Architect Eugene Kupper designed Harry Nilsson's Bel Air home. The five-bedroom, seven-bath home at 10549 Rocca Place features both canyon and ocean views.   Eugene Kupper (October 10, 1979) Part 1 of 2   Eugene Kupper (October 10, 1979) Part 2 of 2
Eva Nilsson Eva Nilsson is the name of a character introduced in the first episode of the second season of the TV series Star Trek: Discovery .   Writer/producer Ted Sullivan named the character after Harry Nilsson . [1] [1] "Listen: Nilsson Talks Zora And Reveals Her Full Name In New ‘Star Trek: D ...
Filter The soundtrack for the film based on the hit TV show "The X-Files " includes a cover of Harry Nilsson's "One " by Filter. During filming, David Duchovny (as "Fox Mulder") ad-libbed the line, "One is the loneliest number" so the producer commissioned the recording of "One " for the soundtrack - the ...
Foto-Fi Harry Nilsson is credited as "Foto-Fi" on the "Stand Up and Holler " single. "Foto-Fi" is also the name of the label on which the single was released.
Frank Stallone Frank Stallone is Sylvester Stallone's songwriting/singing brother. Harry Nilsson produced Frank's recording of "Case of You ."   It was during the "Case of You " session that Harry learned of John Lennon's death.   A kid came running in the other side of the studio and he said ' John Lennon's ...
Frank Wills Frank Wills was the security guard at the Watergate hotel who discovered the break-in that eventually led to the resignation of Richard Nixon as president - which made Frank Wills a hero to Harry Nilsson .   Harry is pictured wearing a button with a picture of Wills on the cover of A Little Touch ...
Fred Hoefer Harry Nilsson's Uncle Fred, Fred L. Hoefer, was born on August 8, 1917, and died December 16, 2003.  
Fred Wolf Fred Wolf directed the animated TV version of Harry Nilsson's album, The Point! . Wolf's company, Murakami-Wolf Productions, Inc. produced the film in association with Nilsson's company, Nilsson House Music .   Fred was 38 years old in 1970 when Harry Nilsson approached him about creating an ...
Freddie Jones Freddie Jones was born on September 12, 1927, in Staffordshire, England . He played "Dr. Frankenstein" in Son of Dracula starring Harry Nilsson .   Jones died on July 9, 2019 at the age of 91.    
Gary Lund Gary Lund illustrated the comic book included inside the gatefold cover of The Point! .   Lund illustrated the books Coyote Stories for Children: Tales from Native America and Wolf Stories: Myths and True-Life Tales from Around the World - both written by Susan Strauss .
Gary Nilsson Gary Nilsson is the half-brother of Harry Nilsson . Gary's father, Harry Edward Nilsson, Jr. , was also Harry Nilsson's father.   Gary lives in Palatka, Florida where his father was a scout for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team.   At Harryfest 2002 , Gary talked about his family's trip in ...
Gary Usher and the Super Stocks "Readin' Ridin' And Racin' " was one of Harry Nilsson's ' first songs to be recorded. It was recorded by Gary Usher's group Gary Usher and the Super Stocks.
Generous Judy At the March 1982 Beatlefest Harry Nilsson offered to write a song for the first person to donate $500 to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence . "Generous Judy" came forward. The song, "Judy ," was recorded in three takes with the help of Doug Hoefer .
George Harrison 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 George's ...
George Harrysong George Harrison is credited as George Harrysong on Harry Nilsson's Son of Schmilsson album.
George MacDonald Fraser George MacDonald Fraser is the author of a series of comedy novels featuring a character named "Sir Harry Paget Flashman " aka "Flash Harry" which inspired the title of Harry Nilsson's Flash Harry album.
George Tipton George Aliceson Tipton was born on January 23, 1932, He died on February 12, 2016.   Tipton was nominated for a Grammy in 1968 for "Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)" for his work on Jose Feliciano's recording of "Light My Fire ."   In 1975, Tipton was nominated for an Oscar for "Best ...
Gil Garfield Gil Garfield was one of Nilsson's earliest supporters. He cowrote several songs with Harry Nilsson including "Paradise " which was recorded by the Ronettes in 1965.     Gilbert Ivan Garfield was born on May 30, 1933, to Harold and Harriet Garfield. His father owned a chain of drug stores, ...
Graham Chapman In 1998 Q Magazine solicited its readers for questions to ask Ringo Starr .   Michael Cooper of Delmar, New York , asked: In 1974, you made a movie with Harry Nilsson called Son of Dracula directed by Freddie Francis . Any plans to release it on video?   Ringo's response doesn't exactly answer ...
Greg Calbi As a studio engineer at the Record Plant , Calbi was a mastering engineer for Harry Nilsson's Pussy Cats album.
Hal Hal included a cover of Harry Nilsson's "Cuddly Toy " on their 2005 single "Don't Come Running ."   Hal is an Irish pop group consisting of Dave Allen (vocals/guitar), Paul Allen (vocals/bass), Stephen O'Brien (keyboards), and Steve Hogan (drums).
Hal Willner Hal Willner produced a various-artists collection of performances of Disney songs called Stay Awake . Harry Nilsson sings "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah " on the album.   Growing up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania , Willner said he was "a music fan from the day I was born." He saw The Beatles perform at ...
Hal Zieger Hal Zieger (sometimes reported as "Hal Ziegler") was a music producer and promoter in Southern California in the 1950s and into the early 1960s. He is credited as one of the first distributors of rock music. [1]   I realize that this music got through to the youngsters because the big beat matched ...
Harry Edward Christopher Nilsson In a 1968 interview, Harry Nilsson stated that his full name is "Harry Edward Christopher Nilsson." Noting that he was born on Father's Day , Nilsson said, "They say you are lucky if you're born on a special day and if your initials spell a word." So, he continued, he doesn't include "Christopher" ...
Harry Edward Nilsson III Harry Nilsson's full name was "Harry Edward Nilsson III]" not "Harry Edward Nelson " as has been reported. Harry was named after his father, Harry Edward Nilsson, Jr. and never used the name "Neslon."   Harry Nilsson's name was so often misspelled as "Harry Nillson," "Harry Nillsson," "Harry ...
Harry Edward Nilsson, Jr. Harry Nilsson's father, Harry Edward Nilsson, Jr., was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 20, 1917, to Catherine Beatrice Nilsson (nee Robb) and Charles Harry Nilsson .   Nilsson married Elizabeth Martin . They had two sons, Harry Nilsson and Drake Nilsson .   Nilsson's Social Security Number ...
Harry Neilson On Harry Nilsson's single Wig Job/Donna I Understand , the songwriter of "Donna I Understand " is listed as "Harry Neilson."
Harry Nelson Several sources have reported that Harry Nilsson's name at birth was "Harry Edward Nelson III." This is not true and there is no evidence that Harry ever used the last name "Nelson."   The error apparently originated with the liner notes for the 1989 collection All Time Greatest Hits . The liner ...
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 , ...
Harry Styles Describing his eponymous debut album , Harry Styles said:   I listened to a lot of Harry Nilsson while making the album. His lyrics are honest, and so good, and I think it’s because he’s never trying to sound clever. -- Harry Styles (2017) [1] [1] USA Today , Maeve McDermott (2017-05-14) ...
Harryquins Each year The Harlequins , an experimental, psychedelic rock trio from Cincinnati celebrate Halloween each year by adopting the persona of another group or performer. For the special, live event they’ve become The Beatles , Ziggy Stardust , and Velvet Underground . In 2018, The Harlequins become ...
Henry Diltz Henry Diltz is best known as one of the great rock and roll photographers. But in the early 1960s he was a member of the Modern Folk Quartet who recorded Nilsson's "This Could Be the Night ."   I played the banjo and harmonica and sang--we were actually a vocal group. I mean, we all played ...
Henry Sigismonti Henry Sigismonti was born in 1934 and died in 1989. Sigismonti studied under Vincent DeRosa and was Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta .   Sigismonti played French horn on Harry Nilsson's ...That's the Way It Is album. Other albums on which he appears include Lionel ...
Herb Alpert Herb Alpert recorded a cover of Harry Nilsson's "Without Her ."   Alpert plays harmonica on Harry Nilsson's recording of "Foolish Clock ."   Alpert's version of "Without Her " is available on the CD Foursider .  
Hilary Gerrard Ringo Starr hired Hilary Gerrard as his business manager.   Hilary Gerrard was one of the occupants of the beach house that John Lennon rented in Santa Monica while producing Harry Nilsson's Pussy Cats album in 1974.
Hollywood Vampires "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 ...
Hollywood Vampires Hollywood Vampires is a group created by Alice Cooper , Joe Perry , and Johnny Depp . The name of the group comes from the label Cooper gave to his list of drinking buddies in the 1970s.
Ilona Knopfler Ilona Knopfler recorded her jazz version of Harry Nilsson's "One " for her 2003 album Some Kind of Wonderful .   The daughter of musicians who traveled often, Knopfler was born in Paris, France and lived in Hong Kong for several years. She then lived in New York, New York , and Atlanta, Georgia , ...
In a Very Unusual Way Karen Akers performs a medley of "Maybe " and "Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) " on her 1990 album In a Very Unusual Way .
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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 ...
James Hock, Jr. James Hock, an investment banker, served as CEO of Hawkeye Entertainment from its creation in 1985 until being replaced by Harry Nilsson in late 1987.   Nilsson and Hock met on a flight from New York to Los Angeles. [1]   Hock is currently President and CEO of Hanover International and C ...
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 ...
Jay Fairbank The screenwriter of Son of Dracula , Jay Fairbank was actually actress Jennifer Jayne .   Born in 1932, her real name is Jennifer Jones . Her acting credits include The Trollenberg Terror (1958), Raising the Wind (1961), Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (1965), They Came From Beyond Space (1967), The ...
Jellyfish Andy Sturmer describes Jellyfish's "He’s My Best Friend " as "Yet another love letter to Harry Nilsson."[1]   "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 ...
Jerry Smith During the early 1960s, Harry Nilsson made a brief public singing performance with his friend Jerry Smith. Harry describes it in the article One Last Touch of Nilsson : We did one [performance]. Well, we did half of one. There was an oldies but goodies type show, a road show with all rock 'n' ...
Jesse Ed Davis Jesse Edwin Davis was born on September 21, 1944. He died on June 22, 1988.   Dad, Lennon and guitarist Jesse Ed Davis, 1974 pic.twitter.com/nHKxSBoPkq — Harry Nilsson (@OfficialNilsson) December 17, 2019  
Jesse Lee Kincaid Nick Gerlach wrote "She Sang Hymns Out of Tune " under the name "Jesse Lee Kincaid." He was a member of The Rising Sons from 1964 to 1966.  
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, ...
Jim Keltner 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 with Gary ...
Jimmie Cross As "Jimmie Cross," Jimmy Cross recorded "Super-Duper Man " and "Hey Little Girl ."  
Jimmy Cross Jimmy Cross sang "Hey Little Girl " and "Countin' " on the New Nilsson Songs promotional album.   Jimmy Cross' recording of "I Want My Baby Back " reached number 92 on the Billboard Hot 100 in February of 1965. A darkly humorous follow-up to "Leader of the Pack " by The Shangri-Las , "I Want My ...
Jimmy Webb Harry was a singer from another parallel universe where they grow singers. There was no one like him. I may be a little biased, but the only two people I can think of right off-hand, who were around when he was singing, who could touch him, were Paul McCartney and Glen [Campbell] -- and Glen was a ...
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Jocelyne Jocelyne Esther Journo recorded "Crois Tu Vraiment " ("Do You Really Believe"), an adaptation of "It's Been So Long " in French. The song was released on a single in 1968 in Canada ( Vedettes / VD-3068)).   Born on August 14, 1951 in Tunis, Tunisia, Jocelyne grew up in France. Her first single was ...
John Babcock Born in Nyack, New York , musician John Babcock became friends with Harry Nilsson when Harry's family moved to Nyack in the mid-1980s.   While he and Una and the kids lived in Nyack in NY in the mid ‘80s my brother and I got to know him pretty well. He generously helped me in my recording career ...
John DePalma John DePalma combines Harry Nilsson's "I Guess the Lord Must Be In New York City " with Tom Waits's "Shiver Me Timbers " on his 2002 album The Song Is Mine .   "I Guess the Lord Must Be In New York City" / "Shiver Me Timbers"  
John Lennon In 1981, Harry Nilsson spoke to the Los Angeles Times about his relationship with John Lennon . "We were good friends. We were roommates twice, once in New York and once in L.A. But all those stories you hear, they were a little blown out of proportion."[1]   A "Mini-Documentary" about ...
John Marascalco   John Salvatore Marascalco is best known for his work with Little Richard on songs such as "Good Golly Miss Molly ." He co-wrote several songs with Scott Turner which were recorded by Harry Nilsson . He also co-wrote several songs with Harry.   Marascalco began writing the song "Reddy Teddy " ...
John Martin Harry Nilsson's Uncle John, his mother's brother, was born in 1916. Martin's first wife, Lillian, died in 1942. He married Anna Voorhis shortly after World War II .   Martin died in 1969.  
John Phillip Law Actor John Phillip Law was a featured guest at Harryfest 2000 .   John Phillip Law Talks About "Skidoo"    
John Ponyman John Ponyman lip-synchs to Harry Nilsson's performance of "Ain't It Kinda Wonderful " in the film The World's Greatest Lover .
John Randolph Marr Harry Nilsson produced John Randolph Marr's self-titled 1969 album John Randolph Marr .
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 ...
John Schlesinger When asked about his use of "Everybody's Talkin' " in his 1969 film Midnight Cowboy , director John Schlesinger described it as a: Total, total fluke. My assistant suggested it. I didn't know who Harry Nilsson was at the time but lyrically it's perfect as well as rhythmically. The studio didn't ...
Johnny Cole Jonathan C. Cole is best known for co-writing "I Still Love Him " with Jimmy Cross . The song was first released on a single by The Joys in early 1964 and a few months later by Francoise Hardy (as "Pourtant Tu M'Aimes " in French).   The publisher of "I Still Love Him," Vine Street Music was owned ...
Johnny Niles 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."
Jonathan Mover Drummer Jonathan Mover ( Marillion , GTR ) credits Harry Nilsson's The Point! with inspiring his interest in music.   I first got into music when I was a kid through a cartoon called The Point! by Harry Nilsson. I went wild when I saw it; it had great music and a great story. My parents got me the ...
Jose Feliciano Jose Feliciano's cover of "Sleep Late My Lady Friend " is on his 1968 album Souled and in the collection And the Sun Will Shine .
Joseph Gordon-Levitt We first met in the summer of 2000 while doing a tiny movie called Manic . We bonded over a mutual appreciation for Harry Nilsson and Nina Simone and I have been lucky enough to call him one of my dearest friends ever since. -- Zooey Deschanel talking about Joseph Gordon-Levitt    
Joseph P. Merlino Joseph P. Merlino served as President of the New Jersey Senate from 1978 to 1981. While running in the Democratic primary for Governor of New Jersey in 1981, his proposal to outright ban on the sale and ownership of handguns in New Jersey drew attention. During the campaign, an aide for Merlino ...
Joseph Schermie Joseph Schermie played bass for Three Dog Night including on their hit version of Harry Nilsson's "One ."    
Josh Ryan Evans Josh Ryan Evans was born on January 10, 1982, in Hayward, California . He died on August 6, 2002.   From 1999 until 2002, Evans played "Timmy," a doll which comes to life, in NBC's daytime soap opera Passions .   In 2002, Evans was admitted to a San Diego hospital for treatment of a congenital ...
Julian Beauchamp In 1978. several London newspapers reported on a scheme to rig the British Phonographic Industry's "Top 50 " music chart (which appeared in BPI's Music Week and other publications). The stories alleged that promoters had access to the secret list of music shops supplying sales data for the chart. ...
Justin Wade Justin Wade played a research scientist in the "Coke, You Nut " TV commercial based on Harry Nilsson's song "Coconut ."
Karen Wyman On her 1971 album, Onetogether , Karen Wyman performed a medley of Harry Nilsson's songs One and Together titled "Onetogether ."
Karo Canadian singer Caroline Vallee performed under the name "Karo."  
Kathy Simmonds Kathy Simmonds appeared in the 1968 film The Touchables as one of a quartet of Pop-Art princesses who kidnap a rock-star and imprison him in their plastic, see-through bubble house.   Simmonds was Harry Nilsson's girlfriend at the time that he recorded A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night and ...
Keith Allison Keith Allison played guitar on Harry Nilsson's That's the Way It Is and Flash Harry albums.    
Keith Moon On September 6, 1978, Keith Moon attended a party hosted by Paul McCartney in tribute to Buddy Holly .   At the party, Moon announced his engagement to 28-year old model, Annette Walter-Lax . After the party, Moon and his fiancée went to the apartment owned by Harry Nilsson in which Moon was ...
Kenny Everett During an appearance on Kenny Everett's radio show, Harry Nilsson denied being the singer of the song "I Want My Baby Back ."[1]   An episode of Everett's BBC Radio 1 show featured Harry Nilsson singing the words to his song "Mournin' Glory Story " over a looped background track taken from the Bee ...
Kevin Tihista A 2005 interview of Kevin Tihista published in the Chicago Tribune begins with the interviewer stating:   Seems every review of your records mentions The Beach Boys and The Beatles . I actually hear a little more of Harry Nilsson's wink and nod in your songs.   To which Tihista replies:   I'll ...
Kiefo Nilsson Kiefo Nilsson is the son of Harry Nilsson .   Kiefo was born on June 15, 1985, in New York.   Kiefo began playing bass at age 11 and studied with Bart Samolis , Marshall Hawkins , Victor Wooten , Carol Kaye and Mitch Haupers . He played bass guitar for the Glen Campbell Goodbye Tour in 2011 and ...
Kim Johnson Kim "Howard" Johnson is the author of several books including Life Before and After Monty Python: The Solo Flights of the Flying Circus (with a foreword by Harry Nilsson ) and The First 28 Years of Monty Python .   Johnson mentions Harry Nilsson in a tribute he wrote for fellow Monty Python fan, ...
Labi Siffre Labi Siffre recorded Harry Nilsson's "Maybe ."   Siffre is gay black singer/songwriter from the UK - his later stuff is supposedly a bit more politically oriented, but on [his It Must Be Love CD] you'd easily consider him Nilsson's British cousin or something - a nice sense of whimsy, balanced ...
Larry Knechtel Larry William Knechtel played bass on Harry Nilsson's Harry and Aerial Ballet albums. He also played bass or keyboards for many others including Simon And Garfunkel , Duane Eddy , The Beach Boys (during their Pet Sounds and Smile sessions), The Mamas and The Papas , The Doors , and Elvis Presley ...
Laura Nyro Before recording Nilsson Sings Newman , Harry Nilsson considered recording a collection of Laura Nyro's songs. [1]   At 17 Nyro wrote "And When I Die " which was recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary . This was followed by a string of hits recorded by The Fifth Dimension , Three Dog Night , and others. ...
Laurel and Hardy Harry Nilsson was a fan of Laurel and Hardy. He referenced a scene from their film Way Out West on the cover of his A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night album cover.   Shortly before Stan Laurel died in early 1965, Harry Nilsson found his idol's phone number listed in the phone book. Harry, ...
Lee Blackman 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 Law in ...
Little Feat Lowell George of Little Feat died on June 21, 1979, of a stroke. Just a few weeks earlier, he had worked with Harry Nilsson on Nilsson's Flash Harry album.   "Everyone knows the kind of musical impact this band has had on rock n' roll . . . they were and still are one of my favorite bands." -- ...
Liz Rhodes Liz Rhodes, a BBC Radio Leeds presenter, named Harry Nilsson's "I Guess The Lord Must Be in New York City " as her favorite song.
Loser's Lounge Loser's Lounge is a New York, New York group which presents tribute concerts in local clubs.   On February 16-17, 1996, Loser's Lounge first paid tribute to Harry Nilsson with a concert featuring Nilsson's songs.   April 4-7 and 12-14, 2001, Loser's Lounge once again paid tribute to Harry Nilsson ...
Lucianne Goldberg Lucianne Goldberg was the literary agent who convinced Linda Tripp to tape her phone conversations with Monica Lewinsky .   As a talk radio host, Lucianne Goldberg had a staff member named "Oblio " after the character in The Point! [1]   [1] Citation Needed.
Mal Evans Malcolm Evans was the road manager and good friend of the Beatles and, later, Harry Nilsson .   On the night of January 4, 1976, Fran Hughes , Mal's live-in girlfriend, called the police to report that Evan's was despondent and had a gun. When the police arrived, Evan's pointed the rifle at them. ...
Mama Cass Shortly after finishing a two-week engagement at London's Palladium , on July 29, 1974, Mama Cass Elliot suffered a heart attack and died in a borrowed apartment owned by Harry Nilsson .  
Mandy Patinkin Mandy Patinkin recorded "Something True " for the For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson tribute, but the song does not appear on the album.
Mara Gibb The "mystery special vocalist" *credited as "Mara Gibb") on Harry Nilsson's "Perfect Day " is Klaus Voormann .
Marc Bolan Marc Bolan, along with Alice Cooper , Harry Nilsson , Keith Moon , and the original Alice Cooper Band recorded a version of "Coconut " which has never been released.  
Mardee Regan Regan's The Bartender's Best Friend: A Complete Guide to Cocktails, Martinis, and Mixed Drinks includes a recipe for "Coco Loco" which is described as "A drink for fans of Harry Nilsson ." The drink is made of tequila, rum, gin, and grenadine. It's served in a coconut with a slice of lime as a ...
Margo Guryan Margo Guryan wrote "Think of Rain " which Harry Nilsson recorded during his Aerial Ballet sessions. The recording remains unreleased.   He promised he would let me hear it, but we learned that although the song was listed on a tape box it was spliced out by Harry. Apparently he did that when ...
Margo Price Roger Miller was a country Harry Nilsson . -- Margo Price (2012) [1] [1] Twitter (2012-11-17) ( https:/ / twitter. com/ MissMargoPrice/ status/ 269898582092554242?s=20&t=ROIX4JE1iWlyZvwZskNH1A )
Mariah Carey   It wasn't meant to be a tribute, but Mariah Carey's recording of "Without You " turns out to be an ironic reminder of the artistry of Harry Nilsson , the man who had a No. 1 hit with the song 22 years ago. Carey's remake debuts on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart next week at No. 53, just a ...
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, she 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 when ...
Mark Lapidos Mark Lapidos started Beatlefest (now "The Fest for Beatles Fans ") in 1974.   On April 28, 1974, Lapidos joined 100,000 others in New York's Central Park for the March of Dimes Walkathon. John Lennon and Harry Nilsson were on hand to emcee the start of the event. Lapidos wore his new "10th ...
Mary Hoefer Harry Nilsson's aunt "Cissy" was his mother's sister, Mary Hoefer (nee Martin). Her husband, Harry's Uncle Fred was an early musical influence on Harry.    
Mary Hopkin Harry Nilsson wrote "The Puppy Song " for Mary Hopkin who recorded it for her first album.  
May Pang John and I entertained Paul , George and Ringo at various times. He would go see them or they would come to us. The Beatles getting together was not a thing of the past with John. He actually considered to get the other guys together and do a concert.  Harry Nilsson would have ...
Melanie When asked in 1994 "Do you have any songs that you'd like to cover?" Melanie replied "Harry Nilsson's ' Mournin' Glory Story ' from the 1968 LP Harry is one I've always loved. God, it was a shame about Harry [passing away]."[1]       [1] Eurodisc Agenda, Tony Ttaguardo (1994-08) ( https:/ / www. ...
Michael Sahakian Michael Sahakian was the real estate agent with Prudential Rodeo Realty's Beverly Hills, California , office who represented the buyers when the Nilssons sold their house in Bel Air, California , in 1992.
Michael Viner In early March of 1974, Harry Nilsson , Ringo Starr , John Lennon , May Pang , and George Burns were among the guests at a party celebrating the thirtieth birthday of Michael Viner of Pride Records . [1]   Viner teamed with Nilsson and Starr to produce the unfinished Harry and Ringo's Night Out , ...
Michelle Branch In an article about the 2002 MTV video awards. Michelle Branch , a 19-year old nominated for three MTV awards, is quoted as saying that she is inspired by the artists of the 60s and 70s, "'That's all I listen to,' she said, before naming Joni Mitchell , The Beatles , Led Zeppelin , and Harry ...
Michelle Nilsson Harry Nilsson's half-sister Michelle Florence Nilsson was born to Harry's mother on February 6, 1947.  
Mike McBride John Lennon invited Eric Carmen and Mike McBride of the Raspberries to provide hand claps for Harry Nilsson's recording of "Loop de Loop ."
Mike McNaught Mike McNaught arranged the music for "The Point! " as presented on stage in London, England .   Harry Nilsson was impressed with his skills and hired him to arrange the music for Knnillssonn .
Mina Caputo Mina Caputo, the lead vocalist of the New York City heavy metal band Life of Agony , often mentions Harry Nilsson when interviewed.   In a 2018 interview for the Appetite for Distortion podcast, Caputo described the songs she demoed when auditioning to replace Scott Weiland in the hard-rock ...
Mona Nilsson Mona Nilsson was Harry Nilsson's aunt, the sister of Harry's father . She married Alfred Zarobinski and died at the age of 55.      
Monkees Harry Nilsson wrote "Cuddly Toy " and "Daddy's Song " for The Monkees and appears as an instrumentalist or singing backing vocals on a few of their songs.   Harry Nilsson's Demos for The Monkees   Harry impressed (most of) the group when he auditioned several of his songs for them:   So I sang ...
Monty Python Harry Nilsson was friends with members of Monty Python.   George Harrison was a great pal of mine, and one night he came and asked if he could do the "Lumberjack Song " and we said, "Yeah, of course." So he came on stage at City Center , and he did the "Lumberjack Song" as a Mountie, and nobody ...
Move Songwriter, Roy Wood lifted the bridge from Harry Nilsson's "Good Old Desk " for The Move's "Blackberry Way " which became the group's only U.K. number one hit.
Music Convention The New Zealand band, Music Convention, recorded Harry Nilsson's "One ." It was released by RCA in New Zealand as the a-side of a single (RCA 60452) in 1968.
Nat Weiss Derek Taylor played Harry Nilsson's Pandemonium Shadow Show to Nat Weiss of the Beatles's management company, NEMS and NEMS attempted to lure Harry away from RCA . But the attempt ended when Beatles manager Brian Epstein died. [1]   [1] Citation Needed.
Neil MacArthur Colin Blunstone of The Zombies released a cover of Harry Nilsson's "Without Her " under the pseudonym Neil MacArthur.
Neil Watson Neil Watson is the co-author of Harry & Me .   Before his debut novel, Muddy Water and its follow-up Florida Key , Neil Watson had previously written about motor homes and boats and his epic solo bike-ride across the USA. He has worked in marketing, magazine publishing and even had a spell in ...
Nicky Hopkins Son of Schmilsson was nice. Harry's voice and songwriting appealed to me and I was pleased my parts on it. -- Nicky Hopkins (1984) [1]   [1] The Miami News ( Miami, Florida ), Justin Mitchell (1984-08-15) "Keyboardist Nicky Hopkins out to conquer "Earth""
Nikki Sixx On May 23, 1995, bassist Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue and his wife, Brandi named their newborn son "Decker Nilsson ." The rocker said the baby's name came to him in a dream and that Harry Nilsson was an old friend.
Nilssonny and Cher Harry Nilsson recorded a duet of "A Love Like Yours " with Cher . Phil Spector produced the recording.   "A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day)" had been recorded by Martha and the Vandellas in.1963. The Holland-Dozier-Holland song was later covered by Ike and Tina Turner in 1966.   ...
Olivia Nilsson Olivia Nilsson Discusses Her Father  
P. T. Barnum "I've left RCA after 10 years and 16 albums and I'm going to finally take a rest which I desperately need." said Nilsson. "i was going into the studio two weeks ago, but I just couldn't face it. We were negotiating for four months to get out of the deal with RCA. When we finally did it was like a ...
Pablo Ferro Pablo Ferro directed Me, Myself and I which used a title song by Harry Nilsson .  
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 ...
Patty Faralla Patricia ("Patty") Marguerite Faralla (also "Maggie") introduced Harry Nilsson to Derek Taylor . A friend and fan of Harry's, at that time she was working for Paul Cooper at A&M . She also introduced Nilsson to Bob Segarini .   Faralla worked for Elektra , RCA , and A&M as a publicist ...
Paul McCartney 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 beautiful total ...
Paul Oakenfold Paul Oakenfold's "Starry-Eyed Surprise " includes samples of Harry Nilsson's recording of "Everybody's Talkin' ." The song is on Oakenfold's Bunnka album.   "Starry-Eyed Surprise" by Paul Oakenfold  
Paul Stallworth As a touring and session musician Paul John Stallworth worked with Bobby Womack , Kenny Rankin , Harry Nilsson , Al Jarreau , Nils Lofgren , John David Souther , Bill Cosby , George Harrison , Ringo Starr , and others. He co-wrote the song "It's So Easy " with Harry Nilsson. [1]   [1] Spellman ...
Paul Williams Paul Williams (not the singer or actor) was Vice President of Strategic Marketing at RCA Records and was in charge of many of the CD re-issues of Harry Nilsson's RCA albums. He remixed the previously unreleased tracks on Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology .   In 1996, he founded House of ...
Pediatric AIDS Foundation The For Our Children album is dedicated to the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, a unique non-profit organization dedicated to funding critically needed pediatric AIDS research. Over 80 percent of the raised funds are directly allocated to scientists around the country, with the other funds distributed to ...
Perry Botkin Perry Lafayette Botkin, Jr., was a successful songwriter, arranger, and publisher when Harry Nilsson met him around 1960. Botkin arranged music for several of Harry's songs and co-wrote songs with Nilsson.   Perry's father began playing bass guitar in high school in Richmond, Indiana . He switched ...
Pete Townshend Pete Townshend answered reader's questions in an English music magazine in February, 2002. When asked "When you meet Keith Moon in the afterlife, what will your first words of greeting be?" he replied "You owe me £5,000 back-rent. (He died in a flat I rented for him from Harry Nilsson .)"  
Peter Boyle I met him [John Lennon] accidentally the night of the Troubadour incident; I met him when I was doing Young Frankenstein . And then I met my wife, who was doing an article for Rolling Stone on Mel Brooks , and also at the same time doing an article on Harry Nilsson and John . John was producing ...
Phil Spector Harry Nilsson first met famed music producer Phil Spector at Perry Botkin's office in late 1964. "Phil was walking down the hallway and he heard my demo and he said, 'Who's that?' Turns out that Perry Botkin used to publish Phil when Phil was a teenager, and he said, 'That's Harry Nilsson .' Phil ...
Puppet Puppet was a studio band formed by producer Ron Budnik . Puppet recorded and released a cover of Nilsson's "Best Friend " with vocals by Sandy Salisbury .
Randy Newman Pop singer-songwriter Randy Newman was born in New Orleans in 1943 to a family of film musicians and began his own career at age 17 as a songwriter for a music publisher. While studying music composition at UCLA Newman was signed to Reprise Records and dropped out of school to record an eponymous ...
Raul Malo Raul Malo is the lead singer of The Mavericks . His recording of "Remember (Christmas) " is on his 2006 album You're Only Lonely .
Ray Bradbury The name of Harry Nilsson's first RCA album, Pandemonium Shadow Show , is from Ray Bradbury's 1962 novel Something Wicked This Way Comes .
Ray Connolly Producer David Puttnam was impressed by Harry Nilsson's song "1941 " and asked writer Ray Connolly to create a screenplay based on it. [1]   [1] Enigma: David Puttnam, the story so far , Andrew Yule . Sphere (1989)
Richard L. Wynne Richard Wynne is a lawyer who handled Harry Nilsson's bankruptcy for the law firm of Levene & Eisenberg .
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 ...
Rick Jarrard Rick Jarrard introduced Harry Nilsson to RCA who signed him to a recording contract. Jarrard produced Nilsson first RCA albums.  
Rick L. Christian Rick L. Christian wrote "I Don't Need You " which Harry Nilsson recorded for his Flash Harry album in 1980. The song later became a hit for Kenny Rogers .    
Rick Riccio Rick Riccio was the engineer for the Every Man has a Woman album and the Popeye soundtrack. He was the was vice president of music development and marketing for Hawkeye Entertainment .   Riccio played the (missing) flute for Every Man has a Woman ,  
Ringo Starr He's one of the dearest friends you can have in life, and I hope he considers me one of his best friends. -- Harry Nilsson [1]   [1] Citation Needed.
Robert S. Levinson After successful careers as a newspaperman, public relations executive, and writer-producer of television specials, Robert Levinson published his first novel, The Elvis and Marilyn Affair: A Neil Gulliver and Stevie Marriner Novel in 1999. His last novel, Tap Dance , was published in 2019 ...
Robin Geoffrey Cable Robin Geoffrey Cable was born in Essex, England in 1949. [1]   Cable began his recording career as an engineer at Trident Studios circa 1969.         [1] Source: Public Records
Roger Pope Roger Pope played drums on Harry Nilsson's Nilsson Schmilsson .   Pope and Jim Gordon each recorded a drum track for the song "Jump Into the Fire ," apparently without knowing about the other's track. While mixing the song, producer Richard Perry noticed that the two tracks were in perfect sync, ...
Roger Smith Roger Smith created the Harry Nilsson web pages and helped organize the Harryfest conventions. He, and his wife, Bracha Smith , hosted Harryfest 2002 .   Roger wrote the liner notes for the Harry / Nilsson Sings Newman CD released in 2000.
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 ...
Sam Smith   External Links Sam Smith Official Web Site Sam Smith - Amazon.com
Samantha Juste British model, Samantha Juste, married Mickey Dolenz in 1968.   Interviewed in 2011 for Alyn Shipton's Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter , Una Nilsson recalled that Harry Nilsson was so nervous as he prepared to fly to Ireland in late 1973 to ask her father for his daughter's hand in ...
Sandi McTaggart 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 much. I ...
Scott Hamilton Scott Hamilton skated to Harry Nilsson's perfomance of "How About You " during the "Stars on Ice: 10th Anniversary Tour " in 1996.  
Scott Turner Scott Turner was born as Graham Morrison Turnbull on August 23, 1931, in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada . He died on February 9, 2009.     As a youth, Turnbull excelled at sports. [1]   While recovering from an injury, Turner taught himself to play guitar.   After graduating from the ...
Sebastian Stores Sebastian Stores introduced Harry Nilsson to RCA producer Rick Jarrard which lead to Nilsson's being signed by RCA.   I was sitting in a coffee shop with a one-time collaborator, Sebastian Stores, and he said 'Hey, they've got a new A&R guy at RCA, Rick Jarrard. And he's under 50. Why don't ...
Shaun Furlong Shaun Furlong programmed the synthesizers used while recording Harry Nilsson's 1975 album Duit on Mon Dei .   Furlong also worked with Nilsson on other tracks, demos which never made it to released material. He provided flying saucer sounds for an unreleased version of "The Flying Saucer Song ." ...
Shonen Knife The Japanese punk-pop band, Shonen Knife recorded a cover of "Paradise " for the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson tribute but it wasn't included on the album. The song does appear on the group's album Birds and the B Sides released by Virgin in December of 2006.   Sisters Naoko ...
Shutter Foundation On Friday, February 12, 1982, Harry Nilsson attended an anti-handgun rally outside the Hawaii State Capitol. Sponsored by the Shutter Foundation , the rally attracted about 200 supporters. Nilsson spoke and sang "Give Peace a Chance ."[1]   [1] The Honolulu Advertiser, Sandra S. Oshiro (1 ...
Si Litvinoff Si Litvinoff was the Senior Executive in Charge of Production for Hawkeye Entertainment .   Litvinoff produced A Clockwork Orange , The Man Who Fell to Earth , and other feature films.  
Sinead O'Connor O'Conner recorded Harry Nilsson's "I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City " for the soundtrack of the film You've Got Mail . Originally, the song was intended to be used in the film, but at the last minute it was replaced by Nilsson's original version. O'Conner's version still appears on the ...
Skeeter "Skeeter" was Harry Nilsson's childhood nickname. [1] [1] Source: Harry Nilsson's draft autobiography (referenced in Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter )
Slow Shiver Slow Shiver is composer Valente Bertelli . External Links Slow Shiver Official Web Site - SlowShiver.com
Smothers Brothers Harry Nilsson appeared on an episode of the Smothers Brothers's television show, Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour . Tommy Smothers introduced Harry by singing "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City .' Harry demonstrated the basics of songwriting by performing "Poli High ."   Later, John Lennon ...
Stephen Kalinich Stephen Kalinich is a poet who has co-written songs with Brian Wilson and Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys .   Kalinich told Paul McCartney of Zak Nilsson's illness which resulted in McCartney sending an encouraging letter to Zak . [1] [1] Terry Paul Roland (2021-06) "A Father’s Day Story: The ...
Stephen Sondheim Stephen Sondheim was born on March 22, 1930, in New York, New York .   Harry Nilsson recorded Stephen Sondheim's song "Marry Me a Little " at Sondheim's request as a Christmas gift for Judy Prince , the wife of theater producer, Hal Prince .
Stevie Nicks Ringo Starr and Stevie Nicks recorded "Lay Down Your Arms " on the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.  
Sylvester Stallone Harry Nilsson's Bel Air, California , home at 10549 Rocca Place overlooked the home of actor Sylvester Stallone. Harry joked about being able to watch women swimming in Stallone's pool. [1]   I know you! You're the guy who showed me how to do it. Who showed me how you can make a half-million ...
The Casuals The Casuals recorded Harry Nilsson's "Daddy's Song ." "Daddy's Song" by The Casuals   The group consisted of John Tebb (vocals, organ), Howard Newcombe (guitar), Alan Taylor (bass), and Robert O'Brien (drums).
The Characters Photographer Henry Diltz recorded "This Could Be The Night " for the album The Best of Rodney on the ROQ . The New Jersey band, The Characters played the music. Many years earlier, Diltz was a member of Modern Folk Quartet which had recorded the song under the direction of Phil Spector .
The Falcons Harry Nilsson and the other musicians working on the score for Popeye in Malta dubbed themselves The Falcons. (Get it? The Maltese Falcons.) The Falcons consisted of: Harry Nilsson Ray Cooper Doug Dillard Van Dyke Parks Klaus Voormann The Mysterious Karsten
The Griffin The Griffin released a cover of Harry Nilsson's "Don't Leave Me " as a single in September of 1970.   ""Don't Leave Me" by The Griffin  
The Kojacks The Kojacks perform dressed in bald wigs, jaunty hats, sunglasses, and leisure suits resembling the attire of the television detective. They belt out tunes a la Telly Savalas ("Kojak") with a touch of Frank Sinatra thrown in for good measure.   The Kojacks recorded an entire CD of tunes written by ...
The New Yorkers One of the earliest recordings of the Hudson Brothers (who were then called "The New Yorkers") was of Harry Nilsson's "I Guess The Lord Must Be in New York City ."   "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City" by The New Yorkers   The New Yorkers name was adopted when the Hudson Brothers's band ...
Three Dog Night Three Dog Night recorded Harry Nilsson's "One " for their eponymous debut album in 1968. The single of "One" released in 1969 reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.   The point is we're really picky about things. We could have been like a lot of groups and crammed things down the ...
Tim Curry Asked in 2005 about how quitting smoking affected his singing voice, actor Tim Curry replied:   It's extraordinary. Within about three weeks I gained [some range] at the top of my voice. [...] Harry Nilsson , I remember, was making that legendary record with John Lennon singing backup. And Danny ...
Titti Sjoblom Swedish singer Titti Sjoblom recorded "The Wailing of the WIllow " in Swedish ("Det Kan Val Va Sa Har "). The Wailing of the WIllow (Swedish)  
Tom August "Tom August" was the pseudonym used by screenwriter Alfred Lewis Levitt after he was blacklisted in the 1950s for his involvement with the Communist Party.   Born June 3, 1916, in The Bronx, New York , Levitt married Helen Slote in 1938 and was drafted in 1942.   During World War II he served in ...
Tony Richland Stephen Anthony Richland ("Tony") was an independent record promoter who lent his name to John Lennon's favorite of Harry Nilsson's songs: "Mr. Richland's Favorite Song ."   Richland was born on July 18, 1936, in New York City, New York . He married Rosemary on May 11, 1961. [1]   In addition to ...
Turtles The Turtles was one of the first groups to record songs written by Harry Nilsson . Harry's "Battle Of The Bands " appears on the Turtles's album of the same name. The 1968 album also contains Harry's "The Story Of Rock And Roll ."   On multiple occasions, from 1974 to 1992, Harry appeared as a ...
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 ...
Vanity Project Steven Page (of Barenaked Ladies ) and Stephen Duffy (of Lilac Time ) formed The Vanity Project as a side project. "We started recording casually in my basement," Page said. The group's first album, Vanity Project was released in June of 2005. "The benchmark for it was the first McCartney solo ...
Vicky Leandros Vicky Leandros recorded four versions of Harry Nilsson's "Without Her " in English, German, Greek, and French.   Leandros was born Vasiliki Papathanasiou in Paleokastritsa on the Isle Corfu. Her parents were Leandros and Boubou Papathanasiou.
Wallace Albertson In 1982, Wallace Alberston, a lifelong activist and the widow of actor Jack Albertson , campaigned for the Democratic nomination for a seat in the California State Assembly .   Harry Nilsson supported her candidacy. On Saturday, March 27, 1982, Nilsson hosted a "celebrity cocktail party" at his ...
Weird Al Yankovic When asked to name his favorite love song, Weird Al Yankovic replied: If you'd like me to choose a song from my own oeuvre , I'd have to say "One More Minute ." It's pretty good [...] I also like "You're Breaking My Heart " by Harry Nilsson . It was famous for being one of the few songs they were ...
Willem Nijholt Willem Nijholt, a Dutch actor and singer, recorded "Gouwe Ouwe Plee " which appeared on his 1975 eponymous album Willem Nijholt .   External Links Willem Nijholt's Facebook Page
Wings   External Links Paul McCartney and Wings - Amazon.com
Yardbirds The Yardbirds recorded a cover of Harry Nilsson's "Ten Little Indians ." The song is available on their Cumular Limit and Ultimate! CDs. "When I was still in the Yardbirds, our producer Mickie Most would always try to get us to record all these horrible songs. He would say, 'Oh, c'mon, just try it. ...
Zak Nilsson Born on January 17, 1971, Zak Nine Nilsson was the son of Harry Nilsson and his second wife, Diane Nilsson .   In April of 1984, columnist Gust Gaulin , writing for the Ukiah Daily Journal in Ukiah, California , "decided it might be fun to interview people [...] and find out what plans people had ...