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Title: Harry Nilsson
Post by: starofwonder on September 22, 2011, 09:56:57 PM
Wot a talent this guy was and of course also a big
buddy of  John
Like John, hes pretty nifty on the old ivories
go here
Harry Nilsson-"Gotta Get Up" (BBC-1971) (2/7) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwQa_Ot7ss8#)
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on September 23, 2011, 08:41:43 PM
Wot a talent this guy was and of course also a big
buddy of  John
Like John, hes pretty nifty on the old ivories
go here
Harry Nilsson-"Gotta Get Up" (BBC-1971) (2/7) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwQa_Ot7ss8#[/url])


How's it going starofwonder? I hope all is well with you. I like some of Harry Nilsson's songs, here's one of them. Take care.

Harry Nilsson ~ Jump Into The Fire ~ Nilsson Schmilsson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QghwNqlCRE#)
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: starofwonder on September 23, 2011, 09:21:18 PM
I think John and Harry were big mates back in the  70s...
drinking buddies you could  say  !
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on September 23, 2011, 09:25:07 PM
I think John and Harry were big mates back in the  70s...
drinking buddies you could  say  !

Very true starofwonder! I read that John, Harry, Keith Moon, Elton John, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ringo got ejected from quite a few bars around the L.A. area during John's year and a half "lost weekend" binge. Take care.
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 23, 2011, 09:26:12 PM
^

Two of my favorites on that album are...

Harry Nilsson - "WITHOUT YOU" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yOn_2EVrBg#)


and...

Coconut - Harry Nilsson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nzRTZvR3M4#)

(Just one chord!)

Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: starofwonder on September 23, 2011, 09:29:03 PM
I ve seen a few Badfinger versions of  Without You... but none of them can
touch the Nilsson version  he was a great vocalist too
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on September 23, 2011, 09:32:47 PM
I ve seen a few Badfinger versions of  Without You... but none of them can
touch the Nilsson version  he was a great vocalist too

MARIAH CAREY did a great rendition of "Without You," what do you think starofwonder? 
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 23, 2011, 09:34:46 PM
I ve seen a few Badfinger versions of  Without You... but none of them can
touch the Nilsson version  he was a great vocalist too


One of the best!  His voice was magnificent.

Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin' (1969) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AzEY6ZqkuE#)

Midnight Cowboy-Everybody is talking at me(Full Song) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBemzu1Fchk#ws)
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on September 23, 2011, 09:36:06 PM
One of the best!  His voice was magnificent.

Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin' (1969) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AzEY6ZqkuE#[/url])

Midnight Cowboy-Everybody is talking at me(Full Song) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBemzu1Fchk#ws[/url])


Killer versions Hello Goodbye!
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on September 24, 2011, 12:40:20 AM
MARIAH CAREY did a great rendition of "Without You," what do you think starofwonder?


Here's the MARIAH CAREY version. Take care.

Mariah Carey - Without You (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hat1Hc9SNwE#)
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: In My Life on September 25, 2011, 02:50:25 AM
Coconut - Harry Nilsson

I got in trouble for playing that record. My brother said it was just about all he and his buddy could find on the radio when they went to Maryland and he never wanted to hear it again. So I played it every chance I got.  ;)
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: pc31 on September 25, 2011, 03:06:35 AM
he knew all the beatles acually look for him and george on a song together...and him and ringo were better friends...they did the point together the movie about oblio the round headed boy....harry wrote one is ther lonliest number also...you never even scratched the surface yet...harry promoted and produced himself from begininng to end....
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 25, 2011, 03:20:50 AM
harry wrote one is ther lonliest number also...


Harry Nilsson..." One " (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nB5VxPOoio#)

From Wikipedia:

Nilsson wrote the song after calling someone and getting a busy signal. He stayed on the line listening to the "beep,beep,beep,beep..." tone, writing the song. The busy signal became the opening notes of the song.
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 25, 2011, 03:27:38 AM
One

Three Dog Night-One (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8y0NTvXTxs#)
Three Dog Night   1969
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 25, 2011, 05:47:14 AM
I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City was written by Harry Nilsson as the alternate theme for Midnight Cowboy...

I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City ~~~ Nilsson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2swOlajJ-zU#ws)
(Forget the movie camera icon...click on the arrow!)

Magnificent!
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on September 25, 2011, 11:15:01 AM
I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City was written by Harry Nilsson as the alternate theme for Midnight Cowboy...

I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City ~~~ Nilsson ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2swOlajJ-zU#ws[/url])
(Forget the movie camera icon...click on the arrow!)

Magnificent!


Great videos Hello Goodbye! Like yourself, I'm also a very big THREE DOG NIGHT fan! Danny Hutton is a very good friend of mine whom I met through Brian Wilson in the 1980's. Keep those videos coming! Take care.   
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 26, 2011, 11:06:16 PM
Without You

Harry Nilsson Without You RARE Piano Demo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hZI6qJBvDE#)
Piano Demo
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on September 27, 2011, 02:35:19 AM
Without You

Harry Nilsson Without You RARE Piano Demo ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hZI6qJBvDE#[/url])
Piano Demo


Hi Hello Goodbye! I love this video! HARRY NILSSON was very talented as a songwriter and a performer. No wonder John Lennon considered him such a good friend. Take care.
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 27, 2011, 03:48:04 AM
Hi Hello Goodbye! I love this video! HARRY NILSSON was very talented as a songwriter and a performer. No wonder John Lennon considered him such a good friend. Take care.


Many Rivers To Cross - Nilsson and Lennon (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgzWqfZo8fY#)
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on September 27, 2011, 03:53:01 AM
Many Rivers To Cross - Nilsson and Lennon ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgzWqfZo8fY#[/url])


I LOVE THAT SONG! Its time for me to say goodnight Hello Goodbye! I'll be talking with you tomorrow. Take care.
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 27, 2011, 09:59:44 PM
Harry Nilsson - Coconut (1971) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbgv8PkO9eo#)

Commentary:  http://bytesdaily.blogspot.com/2010/03/music-harry-nilssoncoconut.html (http://bytesdaily.blogspot.com/2010/03/music-harry-nilssoncoconut.html)
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 27, 2011, 10:02:02 PM
Coconut

The Muppet Show. Kermit the Frog - Coconut (ep410) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Qaf5YZ5iU#)
The Muppets
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on September 27, 2011, 10:05:05 PM
Coconut

The Muppet Show. Kermit the Frog - Coconut (ep410) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9Qaf5YZ5iU#[/url])
The Muppets


I remember this! My sister used to love watching The Muppet show. That show had some great stars on there too. Take care.
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 27, 2011, 10:30:09 PM
As Time Goes By

"As Time Goes By" Harry Nilsson (1973) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwAZG2mXDKo#)
1973
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on September 27, 2011, 10:32:13 PM
As Time Goes By

"As Time Goes By" Harry Nilsson (1973) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwAZG2mXDKo#[/url])
1973


I've seen this video before, I LOVE IT! 
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Ollier on October 12, 2011, 03:13:32 PM
Harry Nilsson - Good Old Desk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOmZeXIVqTk#)
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 12, 2011, 08:47:49 PM
Hi HARRY NILSSON fans! This turned out to be great thread! 
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: In My Life on October 13, 2011, 04:03:21 AM
Harry Nilsson On The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1960s (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dswVK5si45M#)
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: In My Life on October 13, 2011, 04:15:50 AM
This is how I first became aware of Harry Nilsson...Friday nights on ABC.  ;)

Courtship Of Eddie s Father Opening Theme (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCF7Dnov8vA#)
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Mairi on October 13, 2011, 05:56:02 AM
I used to cry my damn eyes out to "Without You"... a classic originally performed by Badfinger
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 13, 2011, 10:27:46 AM
I used to cry my damn eyes out to "Without You"... a classic originally performed by Badfinger

In my opinion, all three versions, by BADFINGER, HARRY NILSSON and MARIAH CAREY, are all outstanding!
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Ollier on October 13, 2011, 10:35:23 PM
I'll admit to enjoying a bit of a sing song and I can sing song a little bit in my own inimitable style but I get to that bit in the Nilsson one where it's "I CAN'T LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEE" my voice breaks on that each and every damn time, he's probably the best singer ever, so very emotive with it too...

Hasn't he got 4 octaves which is like half an octave more than Freddie Mercury and Paul McDougal? I'm not proficient in such technical matters, I think I heard that once though...

Would not be surprised at all.
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 13, 2011, 11:20:00 PM
I'll admit to enjoying a bit of a sing song and I can sing song a little bit in my own inimitable style but I get to that bit in the Nilsson one where it's "I CAN'T LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEE" my voice breaks on that each and every damn time, he's probably the best singer ever, so very emotive with it too...

Hasn't he got 4 octaves which is like half an octave more than Freddie Mercury and Paul McDougal? I'm not proficient in such technical matters, I think I heard that once though...

Would not be surprised at all.

Hi Ollier! How are you? Welcome to the forum. HARRY NILSSON has one hell of a voice. I underestimated Nilsson's vocal ranges for many years until I heard many of his other songs. Doing this, I would soon realize that this man can really sing.
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Gary910 on October 14, 2011, 12:54:02 AM
also a big buddy of  John


As I understand actually Ringo and Harry were closer. I don't know if John introduced Harry to Ringo or the other way around. I know Harry, Una, Ringo and Barbara and all of the kids used to hang out..
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Mairi on October 14, 2011, 01:15:54 AM
I'll admit to enjoying a bit of a sing song and I can sing song a little bit in my own inimitable style but I get to that bit in the Nilsson one where it's "I CAN'T LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVVVVVVVVVVVVVEEEEEEEE" my voice breaks on that each and every damn time, he's probably the best singer ever, so very emotive with it too...

This is usually the same part where I screech along to the song with wine bottle in hand.
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Ollier on October 14, 2011, 01:41:44 AM
Hi Ollier! How are you? Welcome to the forum. HARRY NILSSON has one hell of a voice. I underestimated Nilsson's vocal ranges for many years until I heard many of his other songs. Doing this, I would soon realize that this man can really sing.

Hello BeatlesForever thanks for the welcome, I'm not really all that up to date on Mr. Nilsson I only have a best of double album but have always meant to get more, alas record shops are all but dead these days and I'm an old fashioned guy, maybe I'll check a couple out at christmas perhaps...

It's certaily up there as one of the great depressive drinking songs didn't Pete Ham write it? Google says he wrote it with Tom Evans, what a tragic history the song has...
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Mairi on October 14, 2011, 02:19:34 AM
http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=8605.msg205583#msg205583 (http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/index.php?topic=8605.msg205583#msg205583)
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 14, 2011, 02:24:16 AM
Hello BeatlesForever thanks for the welcome, I'm not really all that up to date on Mr. Nilsson I only have a best of double album but have always meant to get more, alas record shops are all but dead these days and I'm an old fashioned guy, maybe I'll check a couple out at christmas perhaps...

It's certaily up there as one of the great depressive drinking songs didn't Pete Ham write it? Google says he wrote it with Tom Evans, what a tragic history the song has...

In my opinion, the story of BADFINGER has one of the most tragic endings in Rock n' Roll history. 
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Ollier on October 16, 2011, 12:51:37 AM
Salmon Falls - Harry Nilsson (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmiy9REAFhI#)
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 16, 2011, 01:18:00 AM
Salmon Falls - Harry Nilsson ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmiy9REAFhI#[/url])


Cool song Ollier! Here's another, enjoy!

Harry Nilsson Gotta Get Up (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKy_gTrdXaU#)
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Ollier on October 16, 2011, 11:44:36 PM
I heard Harry finnished up a final album on the day that he died, anyone know why this has never been released? Infact what's the situation with any of his albums, are they all available, remastered or on itunes?

Pretty poor state of affairs if this is not the case...
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: BeatlesForever on October 17, 2011, 12:21:32 AM
I heard Harry finnished up a final album on the day that he died, anyone know why this has never been released? Infact what's the situation with any of his albums, are they all available, remastered or on itunes?

Pretty poor state of affairs if this is not the case...

Hi Ollier! I hope all is well with you. Before HARRY NILSSON died on 15 January 1994, he was working on an album entitled PAPA'S GOT A BROWN NEW ROBE. I have heard some of the tracks such as 'U.C.L.A.," "It's All In The Mind," "Try Try Try," "Animal Farm," "Lullaby" and "Woman O Woman" just to name a few. In my opinion, these are not bad songs at all, however, there are some songs that were not completed as well as some songs were just demos and not finished. I am not sure if the PAPA'S GOT A BROWN NEW ROBE album will ever be released since it was never finished but I am hoping that the finished songs will appear in a new HARRY NILSSON compilation in the near future. We'll have to see what happens Ollier. Take care.   
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: In My Life on May 11, 2012, 02:52:42 AM
I just heard this for the first time and it took my breath away. I wasn't aware of this album.

Harry Nilsson - She's Leaving Home (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDOzpal5mOs#)
Title: Re: Harry Nilsson
Post by: Yeshelloitsmehereagain on September 20, 2012, 02:32:56 AM
Harry Nilsson - With a Bullet (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LbLu6E0I0Q#ws)