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]


After the death of John Lennon, Ringo Starr turned to his friend, Harry Nilsson.


We went to see Popeye right after John got killed because Ringo had gone to see Yoko in New York and then he came back and he just wanted to get away from it all. So Harry set up a private screening of Popeye and we had dinner at Mr. Chow's that night in a private dining room and went over to the studio and watched Popeye together. Ringo was kind of melting down. There was a threat on his life on the return flight to L.A. I think he just wanted to come home and get away from it.

-- Ken Mansfield [2]