Harry Nilsson
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1941-06-15
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Harry Nilsson

Harry Nilsson Biography (Wikipedia)

Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994), usually credited as Nilsson, was an American singer-songwriter who achieved the peak of his commercial success in the early 1970s. His work is characterized by pioneering overdub experiments, returns to the Great American Songbook, and fusions of Caribbean sounds. A tenor with a three-and-a-half octave range, Nilsson was one of the few major pop-rock recording artists of his era to achieve significant commercial success without ever performing major public concerts or undertaking regular tours.

Born in Brooklyn, Nilsson fled to Los Angeles as a teenager and landed a job as a computer programmer at a local bank. It was there that he cultivated an interest in musical composition and close-harmony singing, and was successful in having some of his songs recorded by various popular artists such as the Monkees. In 1966, he debuted with Spotlight on Nilsson (1966) followed by Pandemonium Shadow Show (1967), the latter of which started a decade-spanning string of 13 studio albums released on the RCA Victor label. After a brief period of widely publicized, alcohol-fueled antics with his fellow Hollywood Vampire members in the mid 1970s, Nilsson left RCA, and his record output subsequently diminished. In response to John Lennon's 1980 death by shooting, he took a hiatus from the music industry to campaign for gun control. For the rest of his life, he recorded only on sporadic occasions. In 1994, Nilsson died of a heart attack while in the midst of recording new material for a since-unreleased comeback album.

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Everybody's Talkin'
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Everybody's Talkin'
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Without You
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Without You
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I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
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I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
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Lullaby In Ragtime (feat. Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra)
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Lullaby In Ragtime (feat. Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra)
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All I Think About Is You
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All I Think About Is You
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Jump Into The Fire
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Jump Into The Fire
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The Puppy Song
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The Puppy Song
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Cuddly Toy
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Cuddly Toy
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She Sang Hymns out of Tune
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She Sang Hymns out of Tune
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Makin' Whoopee (feat. Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra)
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Makin' Whoopee (feat. Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra)
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How About You
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How About You
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