Feb 15, 2020: NPR: 50 Years Of 'The Point,' Harry Nilsson's Wonderful, Weird Musical Fable
Harry Nilsson's concept album The Point turns fifty this year; to celebrate, the 1971 animated film adapted from the music will be released digitally and on BluRay for the first time. Nilsson, a beloved if occasionally overlooked writer of late 1960s pop hits, died in 1994, but his strange and endearing fairy tale album still resonates with those that remember it.
Nov 21, 2019: NPR: Leonard Cohen And Harry Nilsson Are Releasing New Albums, Whether They Like It Or Not
The only thing we know for sure about new posthumous studio albums from Leonard Cohen, Harry Nilsson, Prince, Arthur Russell and others: Final approval did not come from the artists themselves. At some point, a producer – or manager, or official from the estate or other individual a step removed from the name on the marquee – acted as the artist's proxy and gave an OK to release the work to the public.
Oct 7, 2015: NPR: 'This Is Our Guy': Musicians Rally For Harry Nilsson, An Icon Who Dodged Fame
On Thursday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces its nominees for the class of 2016. Those names will be voted on by the 800 or so Hall of Fame members, and inducted next April. Every year, armies of outraged fans denounce the hall for leaving out their favorite rockers — and this year, one one such group in Los Angeles is mounting a musical campaign aimed directly at the voters' ears, with hopes of inducting one of rock's forgotten heroes: the late Harry Nilsson.
June 15, 1941: Harry Edward Nilsson III was born
He is known for the hit singles "Everybody's Talkin'" (1969), "Without You" (1971), and "Coconut" (1972). Nilsson also wrote the song “One” made famous by the rock band Three Dog Night. His career is notable for the fact that he 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. He was awarded Grammys for two of his recordings; best male contemporary vocal in 1969 for "Everybody's Talkin'", a prominent song in the Academy Award-winning movie Midnight Cowboy, and best male pop vocal in 1972 for "Without You."