Music: Who Is Harry Nilsson?

Well, as it is said in the trailer for documentary "Who Is Harry Nilsson? And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?" - either people get it (who he is) right away or they have no idea.
It seems that everyone who do know who Harry Nilsson was will agree that: 1...he was an extremely talented singer and songwriter 2...he was an extremely complicated person "a big bunny with really sharp teeth".
While being a very productive and successful songwriter, both for himself and others, like the song "One" recorded by Three Dog Night, the two largest hits for Nilsson as a performing artist were not written by him. Those songs are the theme from the movie Midnight Cowboy "Everybody's Talkin'" and "Without You".
Nilsson lived a life that took a toll on his body - partying, drinking etc with friends like John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Keith Moon - and Nilsson sadly died in 1993 before the age of 53.

Here follows a collection of the YouTube movies that had a Nilsson connection and that I found worth putting together. There's the documentary trailer, a couple of versions of "Everybody's talkin'", "Without You", "One" with Three Dog Night, "Daddy's Song" - a song he did for The Monkeys, A documentary about some of Nilsson's recording session in five parts and some more... Enjoy!

A great blog: For the love of Harry
Nilsson's MySpace
The Harry Nilsson Web Pages

Harry Nilsson at Bedazzled!


1 comment:

Spike said...

I have a whole Harry Nilsson category at Bedazzled! with a bunch of rare audio and video downloads. Happy Holidays!