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Harry Nilsson: The Missing Beatle

Documentary about the life and music of Harry Nilsson, a friend of John Lennon's and one of the most successful and influential, but least known, songwriters of his generation.

From the moment they heard him sing, the Beatles dubbed Harry Nilsson their favourite American musician. He was one of the most talented singer songwriters of his generation - the man with the bewitching voice, best remembered for his stunning recording of Everyone's Talking, the theme tune to Midnight Cowboy.

But Harry Nilsson was also his own worst enemy, a man whose drink and drugs lifestyle was as notorious as his three and a half octave vocal range was legendary. This film paints a vivid portrait of the man known to many as The Missing Beatle. With contributions from Dustin Hoffman, Yoko Ono, Robin Williams, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Brian Wilson, The Smothers Brothers and many others.

This is the first complete BBC TV airing for John Scheinfeld's full length feature first entitled 'Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) which appeared in an edited version introduced by Alan Yentob on Imagine during the summer.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Last on

Fri 7 Oct 2011 23:00