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History Music / HarryNilsson

27th Mar '16 7:43:43 PM Ezclee4050
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* WeUsedToBeFriends: George Aliceson Tipton was Nilsson's arranger up until ''Nilsson Schmilsson'', when he abruptly quit after recordng just one song. More than just an arranger, though, Tipton was a musical mentor and cohort for Nilsson (more than one person has compared the Nilsson/Tipton partnership to George Martin and TheBeatles). To this day Tipton steadfastly refuses to discuss his work with Nilsson or why they split up. The best guess is that there was some dispute over credits and money, plus Nilsson's dissolute lifestyle making him harder to work with.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: George Aliceson Tipton was Nilsson's arranger up until ''Nilsson Schmilsson'', when he abruptly quit after recordng just one song. More than just an arranger, though, Tipton was a musical mentor and cohort for Nilsson (more than one person has compared the Nilsson/Tipton partnership to George Martin and TheBeatles). To this day Up to his death in 2016 Tipton steadfastly refuses refused to discuss his work with Nilsson or why they split up. The best guess is that there was some dispute over credits and money, plus Nilsson's dissolute lifestyle making him harder to work with.
17th Mar '16 5:04:17 AM Ezclee4050
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* NonActorVehicle: ''Son of Dracula''. The consensus is that Nilsson actually acquitted himself fairly well as an actor and is the ''only'' worthwhile thing in the whole movie.

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* NonActorVehicle: ''Son of Dracula''. The consensus is that Nilsson actually acquitted was the second choice after Music/DavidBowie turned it down. Most fans think he acquits himself fairly well as an actor and is the ''only'' worthwhile thing in the whole movie.
17th Mar '16 4:37:33 AM Ezclee4050
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** He wrote and recorded an original Christmas song called "Give, Love, Joy" for the ''[[{{ComicStrip/Ziggy}} Ziggy's Gift]]'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBLWCsI4ig8 TV special]] in 1982. Six years later he contributed a few brief cover versions of holiday standards to an [[http://www.nilssonschmilsson.com/page-the-presence-of-christmas-dove-cd.html audiobook anthology]] of various stories called ''[[PunBasedTitle The Presence of Christmas]]''. It's ultra-rare and those who've heard it don't have much good to say about. One {{Creator/Amazon}} calls it [[SoBadItsHorrible "so bad it's almost embarrassing".]]

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** He wrote and recorded an original Christmas song called "Give, Love, Joy" for the ''[[{{ComicStrip/Ziggy}} Ziggy's Gift]]'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBLWCsI4ig8 TV special]] in 1982. Six years later he contributed a few brief cover versions of holiday standards to an [[http://www.nilssonschmilsson.com/page-the-presence-of-christmas-dove-cd.html audiobook anthology]] of various stories called ''[[PunBasedTitle The Presence of Christmas]]''. It's ultra-rare and those who've heard it don't have much good to say about. about it. One {{Creator/Amazon}} review calls it [[SoBadItsHorrible "so bad it's almost embarrassing".]]
17th Mar '16 4:36:27 AM Ezclee4050
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** He wrote and recorded an original Christmas song called "Give, Love, Joy" for the [[{{ComicStrip/Ziggy}} ''Ziggy's Gift'']] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBLWCsI4ig8 TV special]] in 1982. Six years later he contributed a few brief cover versions of holiday standards to an [[http://www.nilssonschmilsson.com/page-the-presence-of-christmas-dove-cd.html audiobook anthology]] of various stories called ''[[PunBasedTitle The Presence of Christmas]]''. It's ultra-rare and those who've heard it don't have much good to say about. One {{Creator/Amazon}} calls it [[SoBadItsHorrible "so bad it's almost embarrassing".]]

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** He wrote and recorded an original Christmas song called "Give, Love, Joy" for the [[{{ComicStrip/Ziggy}} ''Ziggy's Gift'']] ''[[{{ComicStrip/Ziggy}} Ziggy's Gift]]'' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBLWCsI4ig8 TV special]] in 1982. Six years later he contributed a few brief cover versions of holiday standards to an [[http://www.nilssonschmilsson.com/page-the-presence-of-christmas-dove-cd.html audiobook anthology]] of various stories called ''[[PunBasedTitle The Presence of Christmas]]''. It's ultra-rare and those who've heard it don't have much good to say about. One {{Creator/Amazon}} calls it [[SoBadItsHorrible "so bad it's almost embarrassing".]]
17th Mar '16 4:35:20 AM Ezclee4050
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** He wrote and recorded an original Christmas song called "Give, Love, Joy" for the [[ComicStrip/Ziggy ''Ziggy's Gift'']] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBLWCsI4ig8 TV special]] in 1982. Six years later he contributed a few brief cover versions of holiday standards to an [[http://www.nilssonschmilsson.com/page-the-presence-of-christmas-dove-cd.html audiobook anthology]] of various stories called [[PunBasedTitle ''The Presence of Christmas'']]. It's ultra-rare and those who've heard it say it's a bit disappointing. One of the reviews on {{Creator/Amazon}} says it's [[SoBadItsHorrible "so bad it's almost embarrassing".]]

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** He wrote and recorded an original Christmas song called "Give, Love, Joy" for the [[ComicStrip/Ziggy [[{{ComicStrip/Ziggy}} ''Ziggy's Gift'']] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBLWCsI4ig8 TV special]] in 1982. Six years later he contributed a few brief cover versions of holiday standards to an [[http://www.nilssonschmilsson.com/page-the-presence-of-christmas-dove-cd.html audiobook anthology]] of various stories called [[PunBasedTitle ''The ''[[PunBasedTitle The Presence of Christmas'']]. Christmas]]''. It's ultra-rare and those who've heard it don't have much good to say it's a bit disappointing. about. One of the reviews on {{Creator/Amazon}} says it's calls it [[SoBadItsHorrible "so bad it's almost embarrassing".]]
17th Mar '16 4:33:36 AM Ezclee4050
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** He wrote and recorded an original Christmas song called "Give, Love, Joy" for the [[ComicStrip/Ziggy ''Ziggy's Gift'']] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBLWCsI4ig8 TV special]] in 1982. Six years later he contributed a few brief cover versions of holiday standards to an [[http://www.nilssonschmilsson.com/page-the-presence-of-christmas-dove-cd.html audiobook anthology]] of various stories called [[PunBasedTitle ''The Presence of Christmas'']]. It's ultra-rare and those who've heard it say it's a bit disappointing. One of the reviews on {{Creator/Amazon}} says it's [[SoBadItsHorrible "so bad it's almost embarrassing".]]
4th Mar '16 10:57:33 PM Mdumas43073
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'''Harry Edward Nilsson III''' (June 15, 1941 January 15, 1994), sometimes credited as simply '''Nilsson''', was an American [[SingerSongwriter singer/songwriter]] with a versatile voice that boasted multiple octaves in its prime. An idiosyncratic, savvy composer with a unique flair for CloudCuckooland-ishness, his career saw him going from clean-cut baroque pop prodigy to scruffy, carousing pop-rocker. Rather uniquely for the period, he was a ReclusiveArtist who seldom, if ever, performed live, his career sustained by little else than his recorded output.

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'''Harry Harry Edward Nilsson III''' III (June 15, 1941 January 15, 1994), sometimes credited as simply '''Nilsson''', Nilsson, was an American [[SingerSongwriter singer/songwriter]] with a versatile voice that boasted multiple octaves in its prime. An idiosyncratic, savvy composer with a unique flair for CloudCuckooland-ishness, his career saw him going from clean-cut baroque pop prodigy to scruffy, carousing pop-rocker. Rather uniquely for the period, he was a ReclusiveArtist who seldom, if ever, performed live, his career sustained by little else than his recorded output.
4th Mar '16 4:58:06 PM Ezclee4050
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* FakeShemp: The cover photo of RCA's 1978 ''Greatest Hits'' album appears to show Nilsson looking at himself in a handheld mirror, but the back of the head that we see is actually a delivery man who showed up at RCA one day while they were working on the cover. They didn't have Nilsson pose for it because they didn't want him to know they were releasing the album (and he left the label after he found out).
13th Feb '16 1:32:03 PM MarkLungo
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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: Nilsson's death didn't get much notice beyond the standard celebrity obituaries in 1994[[note]]It didn't help that a 6.7 earthquake hit the LA area two days later, dominating news coverage. The joke among his friends was that it was actually Harry throwing a fit after learning there were no bars in Heaven.[[/note]]. Understandable, since he hadn't released an album in over 13 years. At that point he was mainly remembered for a handful of hits and as John Lennon's "Lost Weekend" drinking buddy. Since then a confluence of factors helped rejuvenate his reputation: several Nilsson songs featured prominently in movies, a small but enthusiastic fandom, websites devoted to his work, a well-executed remaster and reissue campaign by RCA, the acclaimed documentary ''Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)'' and biography ''Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter'' by Alyn Shipton, plus the enduring popularity of ''WesternAnimation/ThePoint''.

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* DeadArtistsAreBetter: Nilsson's death didn't get much notice beyond the standard celebrity obituaries in 1994[[note]]It didn't help that a 6.7 earthquake hit the LA area two days later, dominating news coverage. The joke among his friends was that it was actually Harry throwing a fit after learning there were no bars in Heaven.[[/note]]. Understandable, since he hadn't released an album in over 13 years. At that point he was mainly remembered for a handful of hits and as John Lennon's Music/JohnLennon's "Lost Weekend" drinking buddy. Since then a confluence of factors helped rejuvenate his reputation: several Nilsson songs featured prominently in movies, a small but enthusiastic fandom, websites devoted to his work, a well-executed remaster and reissue campaign by RCA, Creator/RCARecords, the acclaimed documentary ''Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)'' and biography ''Nilsson: The Life of a Singer-Songwriter'' by Alyn Shipton, plus the enduring popularity of ''WesternAnimation/ThePoint''.



** Even worse, his mother tried to protect his feelings by telling him that his father died heroically in World War II. After gaining notice as a singer, he learned that his dad was alive and well and was remarried with children.

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** Even worse, his mother tried to protect his feelings by telling him that his father died heroically in World War II.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. After gaining notice as a singer, he learned that his dad was alive and well and was remarried with children.
1st Feb '16 2:17:08 PM Ezclee4050
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