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Addrisi Brothers person 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 person 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 ...
Alan Boyd person Alan Boyd directed and edited The Beach Boys: Nashville Sounds and the Grammy -nominated Endless Harmony - The Story of The Beach Boys .
Alan Corbett person 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 ...
Alex Miller person 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 ...
Alf Robertson person   Wailing of the Willow (Swedish)  
Alice Cooper person There was a little loft at the Rainbow Room in LA , they only had that for the club: the club was myself, Keith Moon , Ringo Starr , Micky Dolenz , Harry Nilsson , it was that crowd, every night those same people. Every once in a while John Lennon would come into town or Keith Emerson ...
All-Starr Band person On September 4, 1992, Harry Nilsson joined Ringo Starr and his "All-Starr Band" on stage at Caesar's 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 , ...
Allen Toussaint person 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 person 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.
Alyn Shipton person   Iain Lee talks to Harry Nilsson's Biographer Alyn Shipton       External Links Alyn Shipton's Web Site
Andrea Best person 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 ...
Ann Magnuson person During a 1998 tribute concert in honor of Harry Nilsson , actress and singer Ann Magnuson performed a medley of "Coconut " and "Remember (Christmas) " connected by the story of a young girl dreaming of escaping her small town and running away to Los Angeles to meet Harry Nilsson .  
Anna Martin person 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 person 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 person 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 person 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 ...
Astrud Gilberto person 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 person 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 P ...
Baha Men person 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 ...
Barbara Bach person Although her husband, Ringo Starr was out of the country, Barbara Bach attended Harry Nilsson's funeral.
Baron Wolman person 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 ...
Bennett L. Spiegel person Bennett L. Spiegel was one of the lawyers who handled Harry Nilsson's bankruptcy for the law firm of Levene & Eisenberg .
Bert Convy person Bert Convy was a member of The Cheers with Gil Garfield .    
Beta Band person 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 person 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 person 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 ...
Blackalicious person Blackalicious included a sample of Harry Nilsson's "Me and My Arrow " in their song "Blazing Arrow ."
Bo Pete person Harry Nilsson used the pseudonym "Bo Pete" when he recorded "Baa Baa Blacksheep ."
Bob Segarini person 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 , ...
Bobby Hart person 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, ...
Boston Rock Opera person 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 ...
Brandon Cruz person 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 ...
Bruce Hurwit person 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 ...
Buck Earl person Buck Earl's only hit recording - his version of Harry Nilsson's song "Joy " - was released as a single by RCA in 1972.
Buckminster Fuller person Harry Nilsson admired both the architectural and social opinions of Buckminster Fuller. Fuller's drawings illustrate the Nilsson Schmilsson songbook.
Buddy Holly person 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 person 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 ...
Carl Emanuel Nilsson person 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 ...
Carl Hiaasen person 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 ...
Carl Wilson person 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] ...
Carl Yastrzemski person 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 ...
Carly Simon person 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 ...
Ceremony person 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 ...
Charles Harry Nilsson person Harry Nilsson's grandfather, Charles Harry Nilsson was born on September 11, 1894, in New York, New York .   On January 31, 1915, he married Catherine Beatrice Robb .   They had several children. Mona Nilsson born July 20, 1915. Harry Edward ...
Charlie LaVere person Before recording A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night , Harry Nilsson rehearsed with Gordon Jenkins's pianist, Charlie LaVere.
Chip Douglas person 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 person 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 person Chuck McCann plays Oliver Hardy in the video for Harry Nilsson's performance of "Loneliness ."  
Cimarron Broadcasting Corp person 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, ...
Cindy Sims person Cindy Sims was Harry Nilsson's business manager and a co-founder of Hawkeye Entertainment .   In 1991 Harry discovered that Sims had been embezzling their money. The Nilssons were forced into bankruptcy . "We went to bed one night a financially secure family of eight and woke up the next ...
Clodagh Rodgers person 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 person 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.   ...
Cryan' Shames person 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 person 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 ...
Dale Turner person Dale Turner's Interpretations - Solo Arrangements for Guitar and Voice ends with the guitarist's acoustic version of Harry Nilsson's "Coconut ."
David Geffen person 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 , ...
David Gillum person 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 ...
David Hentschel person "Richard Perry Drove Musician Absolutely Mad" On "Nilsson Schmilsson"   External Links Official Web Site
David Roberts person 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 ...
David Sontag person 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 ...
Davy Jones person 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 person 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 person 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.
Demis Roussos person 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 person 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 ...
Denver Symphony person 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 ...
Derek Taylor person On September 8, 1997, Harry Nilsson's friend Derek Taylor died at his home in Suffolk, England , after a long illness. He was 65.   Derek Taylor was born in Liverpool, England on May 7, 1932. He was educated in the city and became a journalist for "The ...
Diane Nilsson person photo Diane Nilsson was Harry Nilsson's second wife.   Diane Clatworthy was born on June 20, 1947 in Los Angeles, California , to Allen Sinclair Clatworthy and Leola Maxine Snow.   Bob Segarini introduced Diane to Harry in 1967. Diane was the secretary ...
Doug Hoefer person Doug Hoefer's mother Cissy Hoefer was the sister of Harry Nilsson's mother, Bette Nilsson .  
Doug McKenzie person Doug McKenzie took the press photo used on the cover of Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter by Alyn Shipton and the Losst and Founnd album.
Duke Special person Duke Special ( Peter Wilson ) is a singer and songwriter from Belfast, Northern Ireland .   Duke Special - Turn On Your Radio (Nilsson)     ...
Dustin Hoffman person "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 person 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 ...
Eddi Reader person 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 ...
Elizabeth Nilsson person photo Harry Nilsson's mother Elizabeth Nilsson (born "Elizabeth Martin") was known as "Bette" to the family. She was born in 1920 in New York to Charles Augustus Martin and Florence Madeline Martin (nee Stotz). She had one brother, John , and a sister, Mary ...
Ella Fitzgerald person 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 .   ...
Eric Carmen person 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 person 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 ...
Eugene Kupper person Architect Eugene Kupper designed Harry Nilsson's Bel Air home. The five-bedroom, seven-bath home at 10549 Rocca Place featured both canyon and ocean views.   Eugene Kupper (October 10, 1979) Part 1 of 2 ...
Filter person 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 - ...
Foto-Fi person 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 person 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 ...
Frank Wills person 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 ...
Fred Hoefer person Harry Nilsson's Uncle Fred, Fred L. Hoefer, was born on August 8, 1917, and died December 16, 2003.  
Fred Wolf person Fred Wolf directed the animated TV version of Harry Nilsson's album, The Point! . Wolf's company, Murakami-Wolf Films produced the film in association with Nilsson's company, Nilsson House Music .   Fred was 38 years old in 1970 when Harry Nilsson ...
Gary Lund person 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 person 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 ...
Gary Usher and the Super Stocks person "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 person 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 person The following was written for the Everybody's Talkin' newsletter after George Harrison , singer, songwriter and guitarist for the world's most famous pop group , died on November 29, 2001. The article is mostly based on posts made to the Harry Nilsson Mailing List in the days following ...
George Harrysong person George Harrison is credited as George Harrysong on Harry Nilsson's Son of Schmilsson album.
George MacDonald Fraser person 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 person In 1975, George Aliceson Tipton was nominated for an Oscar for "Best Music, Scoring Original Song Score and/or Adaptation" for the music he composed for the film Phantom of the Paradise . He received multiple ASCAP awards for his themes for the TV shows "The Golden Girls " and "Empty Nest ."
Gil Garfield person 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 ...
Graham Chapman person 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 ...
Hal person 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 person 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 ...
Hal Zieger person 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 ...
Harry Edward Christopher Nilsson person 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 ...
Harry Edward Nilsson III person Harry Nilsson's full name was "Harry Edward Nilsson III" not "Harry Edward Nelson" as has been reported.   Harry Nilsson's name was so often misspelled as "Harry Nillson," "Harry Nillsson," "Harry Nilson," "Harry Neilson," "Harry Nelson ," "Harry Neilson," etc.) that Harry released an album ...
Harry Edward Nilsson, Jr. person 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 one son, Harry Nilsson .   ...
Harry Neilson person On Harry Nilsson's single Wig Job/Donna I Understand , the songwriter of "Donna I Understand " is listed as "Harry Neilson."
Harry Nelson person Several sources have reported that Harry Nilsson's name at birth was "Harry Nelson." This is not true and there is no evidence that Harry ever used the last name "Nelson."   The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits by Fred Bronson (2003)     The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars ...
Harry Nilsson person Harry Edward Nilsson III was born on June 15, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York , to Bette and Harry Nilsson .   In a 1968 interview, Harry stated that his full name is "Harry Edward Christopher Nilsson." Noting that he was born on Father's Day , Nilsson ...
Harryquins person event_note 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 ...
Henry Diltz person 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 ...
Herb Alpert person 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 .  
Hollywood Vampires person "There was a little loft at the Rainbow Room in LA, they only had that for the club: the club was myself, Keith Moon , Ringo Starr , Micky Dolenz , Harry Nilsson , it was that crowd, every night those same people. Every once in a while John Lennon would come into town or Keith Emerson ...
Ilona Knopfler person 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, ...
In a Very Unusual Way person Karen Akers performs a medley of "Maybe " and "Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You) " on her 1990 album In a Very Unusual Way .
J. D. Salinger person   External Links J. D. Salinger - Amazon.com
Jay Fairbank person 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 ...
Jellyfish person "Think About Your Troubles " was the last studio track recorded by Jellyfish. It originally was released on the album, For the Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson . It's currently available on the group's Fan Club 4-CD box set.   In the Fan Club liner notes, Jellyfish member Roger ...
Jerry Smith person 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 Lee Kincaid person 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 person Two men named Jim Gordon appear in the credits for Harry Nilsson's recordings. One is a percussionist. The other Jim Gordon plays horn.   James Beck Gordon, the drummer, co-wrote "Layla " with Eric Clapton . When a re-release of "Layla" was nominated for ...
Jim Keltner person Jim Keltner was a special guest at Harryfest 2000 in Los Angeles, California .   James Lee "Jim" Keltner was born on April 27, 1942 in Tulsa, Oklahoma , but has spent most of his life in California.   Keltner worked with jazz musicians in John Handy's band before his first rock session ...
Jimmy Webb person 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 ...
Joanna Eden person   External Links Joanna Eden Official Web Site
John Babcock person 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 ...
John DePalma person 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 ...
John Lennon person 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 ...
John Marascalco person John 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.   "John Marascalco deserves a lot of credit. He was the ...
John Martin person Harry Nilsson's Uncle John was born in 1916. His first wife, Lillian, died in 1942. He married Anna Voorhis shortly after World War II .   Martin died in 1969.  
John Phillip Law person Actor John Phillip Law was a featured guest at Harryfest 2000 .   John Phillip Law Talks About "Skidoo"    
John Ponyman person 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 person Harry Nilsson produced John Randolph Marr's self-titled 1969 album John Randolph Marr .
John Ritter person Actor John Ritter, a big fan of the Beatles , told the following story during a talk show appearance.   A friend of his told him of that John Lennon was at a recording session in LA . Ritter arrived uninvited at the The Jim Keltner Fan Club Hour recording sessions produced by John ...
John Schlesinger person 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 ...
Johnny Cole person Jonathan C. Cole is best known for co-writing "I Still Love Him " with Jimmie 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 ...
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."
Jonathan Mover person Drummer Jonathan Mover 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 record - ...
Jose Feliciano person 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 person 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 person 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 person Joseph Schermie played bass for Three Dog Night including on their hit version of Harry Nilsson's "One ."    
Josh Ryan Evans person 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 ...
Justin Wade person Justin Wade played a research scientist in the "Coke, You Nut " TV commercial based on Harry Nilsson's song "Coconut ."
Karen Wyman person On her 1971 album, Onetogether , Karen Wyman performed a medley of Harry Nilsson's songs One and Together titled "Onetogether ."
Kathy Simmonds person 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 ...
Keith Moon person 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 ...
Kenny Everett person 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 ...
Kevin Tihista person 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 ...
Kiefo Nilsson person 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 ...
Kim Johnson person 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 ...
Labi Siffre person 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 ...
Laura Nyro person 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 , ...
Laurel and Hardy person 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 ...
Lee Blackman person Alden Lee Blackman earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at California State University , Northridge, then attended the Graduate School of Business Administration MBA Program at the University of Southern California . He then attended the Loyola University School of ...
Little Feat person 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 ...
Liz Rhodes person 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 person 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 ...
Lucianne Goldberg person Lucianne Goldberg was the literary agent who convinced Linda Tripp to tape her phone conversations with Monica Lewinsky . Lucianne Goldberg is now a talk radio host. She has a staff member named "Oblio " after the character in The Point! . [1]   ...
Mal Evans person 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 ...
Mama Cass person 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 person 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.
Marc Bolan person 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 person 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 ...
Mariah Carey person   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, ...
Marianne Faithfull person 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 ...
Mark Lapidos person 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 ...
Mary Hoefer person 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 person Harry Nilsson wrote "The Puppy Song " for Mary Hopkin who recorded it for her first album.  
May Pang person 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 ...
Melanie person 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] ...
Michael Sahakian person 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.
Michelle Branch person 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 ...
Mike McBride person 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 person 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 .
Mona Nilsson person 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 person 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 ...
Monty Python person 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 ...
Move person 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 person 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 person 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] ...
Neil MacArthur person Colin Blunstone of The Zombies released a cover of Harry Nilsson's "Without Her " under the pseudonym Neil MacArthur.
Neil Watson person 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 ...
Nikki Sixx person 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 person Harry Nilsson recorded a duet of "A Love Like Yours " with Cher .   "I called us 'Nilssonny and Cher'" -- Harry
P. T. Barnum person "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 ...
Patty Faralla person 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 ...
Paul McCartney person In an interview, Paul McCartney described his visit to Los Angeles, California , to see John Lennon during the singer's "Lost Weekend " in 1974. "So I went out there and he was doing Pussy Cats with Nilsson and Keith Moon and Jesse Ed Davis , to name just three total nutters. Three ...
Paul Oakenfold person 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 Williams person Paul Williams (not the singer or actor) was Vice President of Strategic Marketing at RCA Records and was in charge of the CD re-issues of Harry Nilsson's RCA albums. He remixed the previously unreleased tracks on Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology . Williams is now president of ...
Pediatric AIDS Foundation person 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 ...
Perry Botkin person 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 ...
Pete Townshend person 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 person 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 ...
Phil Spector person 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 .' ...
Puppet person 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 person 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 ...
Raul Malo person 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 person 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 person 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 person Richard Wynne is a lawyer who handled Harry Nilsson's bankruptcy for the law firm of Levene & Eisenberg .
Richard Perry person Richard Perry has produced at least fifteen gold records including Harry Nilsson's best-selling album, Nilsson Schmilsson .   Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York , Perry contracted polio when he was twelve. Overcoming the disease, he became a ...
Rick Jarrard person Rick Jarrard introduced Harry Nilsson to RCA who signed him to a recording contract. Jarrard produced Nilsson first RCA albums.  
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 ...
Ringo Starr person 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 person 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 ...
Roger Smith person 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 person 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 ...
Sam Smith person   External Links Sam Smith Official Web Site Sam Smith - Amazon.com
Samantha Juste person 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 ...
Sandi McTaggart person Harry Nilsson married 21 year-old Sandi McTaggart on October 10, 1964, in Los Angeles, California . [1]   She was very pretty. She looked a lot like Kim Novak , and she had an interesting background. She was from Buffalo, NY, and was a Hells Angels chick, which at first pissed me off so ...
Scott Hamilton person Scott Hamilton skated to Harry Nilsson's perfomance of "How About You " during the "Stars on Ice: 10th Anniversary Tour " in 1996.  
Sebastian Stores person 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 ...
Shonen Knife person 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 .
Si Litvinoff person 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 person 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 ...
Skeeter person "Skeeter" was Harry Nilsson's childhood nickname. [1] [1] Source: Harry Nilsson's draft autobiography (referenced in Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter )
Smothers Brothers person 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 ...
Stephen Kalinich person 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] ...
Stephen Sondheim person 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 person Ringo Starr and Stevie Nicks recorded "Lay Down Your Arms " on the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.  
Sylvester Stallone person 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 h ...
The Casuals person 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 ...
The Characters person 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.
The Falcons person 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 person The Griffin released a cover of Harry Nilsson's "Don't Leave Me " as a single in September of 1970.   "<a href="https://nilssonschmilsson.com/dont-leave-me-210526001325.html">Don't Leave ...
The Kojacks person 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 ...
The New Yorkers person 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 ...
Three Dog Night person 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 ...
Tim Curry person 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. ...
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Tony Richland person 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 ."  
Turtles person 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 person Una Nilsson ( Una O'Keeffe ) was Harry Nilsson's third wife and the mother of six of his children. She was born on September 15, 1954 in Tipperary, Ireland . [1]   Harry and Una met in an ice cream parlor, married at an airport, and honeymooned in the Watergate Hotel .   O'Keeffe was a ...
Vanity Project person 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 ...
Vicky Leandros person 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.
Weird Al Yankovic person 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 ...
Willem Nijholt person Willem Nijholt, a Dutch actor and singer, recorded "Gouwe Ouwe Plee (Good Old Desk) " which appeared on his 1975 eponymous album Willem Nijholt .
Wings person   External Links Paul McCartney and Wings - Amazon.com
Yardbirds person 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, ...
Zak Nilsson person Born on January 17, 1971, Zak Nine Nilsson was the son of Harry Nilsson and his second wife, Diane Nilsson .   My dad was a very intelligent man, and he could out think, out drink and out drug almost anyone. But he also had the soul of a poor boy from ...