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Harry Nilsson on John Lennon auto_stories The most important thing I learned from him was to follow through, to finish what you start. If you say you’re going to send someone a postcard, send a postcard. He always followed through. -- Harry Nilsson (1980) [1]   We were good friends. We were roommates twice, once in New ...
Harry Nilsson on Performing Live auto_stories Performing is another occupation. Sometimes it is inviting. I like the idea of spontaneity. But you can't change anything in a concert. I may leave my socks on the floor but I'm something of a perfectionist. I can stop the tape in the studio. If I went on stage and things didn't work out I'd ...
Harry Nilsson Quotes auto_stories The following is a collection of quotes from (or about) Harry Nilsson .
Harryfest 2001 Scrapbook auto_stories Welcome to Roger and Bracha Smith's Harryfest 2001 scrapbook.   Note: This story was originally created and updated daily (like a blog ) while we were attending the Harryfest in 2001. It has been updated a bit here.     We flew out of Orlando and arrived ...
May 4 - Andrea's Cape auto_stories Andrea brought her RCA Son of Schmilsson promotional vampire cape (which each of us had to try on!).  
May 4 - Harryfest auto_stories John and Pam Murphy Rinus deMan and Curtis Armstrong William Dobson and Andrea
May 4 - Harryfest Dinner auto_stories The Harryfest began with a dinner buffet ... and a collection of Harry Nilsson memorabilia.     Curtis Armstrong (Center) with Andrea and John Sheridan Ted Parkinson , Zak and Leslie Nilsson , and Roger Smith Bracha Smith
May 5 - Bus Tour and Lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe auto_stories On Saturday, the Harryheads embarked on a bus tour of London . We stopped for lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe in Mayfair. On display near where we were seated was the "denim jacket" worn by John Lennon when he and Harry Nilsson were gently escorted from the Troubadour after ...
May 5 - Harryfest Dinner auto_stories Friday night we got together at the hotel for a dinner with a special guest.   John and Pan Murphy Marc Harry (seated, left) Introduced our special guest, Rob Burt Rob Burt holds a special place in the hearts of Harry Nilsson fans. It was his discovery of ...
May 5 - London Eye auto_stories After lunch we took a ride on the London Eye .   While we waited in line, a BBC Radio reporter, Ronnie Bergman , interviewed a few of us including Roger Smith , Zak Nilsson , and Marc Harry Then we boarded the "Eye."
May 6 - Breakfast auto_stories I avoided talking about the Saturday morning breakfast when I originally posted about the Harryfest twenty years ago, So, this entry is new.   Saturday morning, we gathered at the hotel for an English breakfast. I enjoyed the food, including the black pudding and HP Sauce . But, of ...
May 6 - Goodbyes auto_stories Those of us still in the area joined John and Pam in their room to watch some Nilsson videos, talk a bit, and say goodbye.   Watching the Tonight Show Episode with Ringo Starr (Note the Button He is Wearing!) Pam, John, and Bracha And so ended our ...
May 6 - Walking Around London auto_stories After breakfast, Bracha and I joined Zak and Leslie for a walking tour of London .   Light rain fell as we left the hotel, but it soon stopped.   We boarded the London Underground at a nearby station and found ourselves in Picadilly Circus just one stop later.   ...