Monday, February 7, 2011

Music Mondays

Harry Nilsson - June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994

Was a great cover artist whose own songs were also covered by the likes of, Frank Sinatra, Glen Campbell, Fred Astaire, Little Richard, The Yardbirds, The Shangri-Las, Three Dog Night, Ringo Starr, Stevie Nicks and so many others.

When John Lennon was asked who his favorite American Artist was he simply said, "Nilsson".

I chose three of Harrry's best.

One original and two covers. " Everybody's Talkin' ", written by Fred Neil, covered by Harry and made famous when played in 1969's Academy Award winner for Best Picture, Midnight Cowboy. "One" written by and performed by Nilsson and later a hit for Three Dog Night and Tommy James and the Shondells. And finally "Without You" a cover of a Badfinger song that is linked so strongly to Nilsson that many don't know he never wrote it.

"Everybody's Talkin'" 1969

"One" 1968

"Without You" 1971

Wednesday, February 2, 2011