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Harry Nilsson

Nilsson in 1976
Background information
Birth name Harry Edward Nilsson III
Also known as Nilsson
Born (1941-06-15)June 15, 1941
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died January 15, 1994(1994-01-15) (aged 52)
Agoura Hills, California, U.S.
Genres Rock, pop[1]
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter


Years active 1958–1994


Associated acts

Perry Botkin, Jr.
John Lennon
The Monkees
Van Dyke Parks
Richard Perry
Phil Spector
Ringo Starr
George Tipton
Klaus Voormann

I get nervous when they start shooting piano players.
That incident ruined my reputation for 10 years. Get one Beatle drunk and look what happens!
Harry Nilsson
I was on acid and I looked at the trees and I realized that they all came to points, and the little branches came to points, and the houses came to point. I thought, 'Oh! Everything has a point, and if it doesn't, then there's a point to it.'
Harry Nilsson
It was just a typical London flat, but it was in a great neighborhood. It was across from the Playboy Club, diagonally. From one balcony you could read the time from Big Ben, and from the other balcony you could watch the bunnies go up and down.
Harry Nilsson
I do believe that most men live lives of quiet desperation. For despair, optimism is the only practical solution. Hope is practical. Because eliminate that and it's pretty scary. Hope at least gives you the option of living.
Harry Nilsson