Sunday, August 11, 2013

Harry Nilsson

Harry Nilsson isn't the household name it deserves to be, but not unlike Jimmy Webb, Harry Nilsson was responsible for the some of the most recognized pop songs of the 60's and 70's.

The documentary Who Is Harry Nilsson? is now playing on Netflix.

The film Midnight Cowboy was highlighted by its folk-roots soundtrack hit, "Everybody's Talkin'" and ironically, wasn't written by the prolific Nilsson.  Nevertheless, the song was a huge hit and earned the Grammy, as the 1969 film took Best Picture at the Academy Awards. 

The Monkees' perform Cuddly Toy, written and composed by Harry Nilsson 

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