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Harry Edward Nilsson III, usually credited as Nilsson, was an American singer-songwriter

who achieved the peak of his commercial success in the early 1970s. He is known for the hit

singles "Everybody's Talkin'", "Without You", and "Coconut". Nilsson also wrote the song

"One" made famous by the rock band Three Dog Night. 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 received Grammy Awards for two of his recordings; Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Male

in 1970 for "Everybody's Talkin'", a prominent song in the Academy Award-winning movie Midnight

Cowboy, and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male in 1973 for "Without You."

Biography 19411961: Early life

Nilsson was born in Bushwick, Brooklyn in 1941. His paternal grandparents were Swedish

circus performers and dancers, especially known for their "aerial ballet". His father,

Harry Edward Nilsson, Jr., abandoned the family when young Harry was three. An autobiographical

reference to this is found in the opening to Nilsson's song "1941":

Well, in 1941, the happy father had a son And in 1944, the father walked right out the

door Nilsson's "Daddy's Song" also refers to this

period in Nilsson's childhood. He grew up with his mother Bette and his younger half-sister.

His younger half-brother Drake was left with family or friends during their moves between

California and New York, sometimes living with a succession of relatives and stepfathers.

His uncle, a mechanic in San Bernardino, California, helped Nilsson improve his vocal and musical

abilities. As well as his half-brother and a half-sister through his mother he also had

three half-sisters and one half-brother through his father.

Because of the poor financial situation of his family, Nilsson worked from an early age,

including a job at the Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles. When the theatre closed in 1960,

he applied for a job at a bank, falsely claiming he was a high school graduate on his application.

He had an aptitude for computers, which were beginning to be employed by banks at the time.

He performed so well the bank retained him even after uncovering his deception regarding

being a high school graduate. He worked on bank computers at night, and in the daytime

pursued his songwriting and singing career. 19621966: Musicianship beginnings

By 1958, Nilsson was intrigued by emerging forms of popular music, especially rhythm

and blues artists like Ray Charles. He had made early attempts at performing while he

was working at the Paramount, forming a vocal duo with his friend Jerry Smith and singing

close harmonies in the style of the Everly Brothers. The manager at a favorite hangout

gave Nilsson a plastic ukulele, which he learned to play, and he later learned to play the

guitar and piano. In the 2006 documentary Who Is Harry Nilsson?, Nilsson recalled that

when he could not remember lyrics or parts of the melodies to popular songs, he created

his own, which led to writing original songs. Uncle John's singing lessons, along with Nilsson's

natural talent, helped when he got a job singing demos for songwriter Scott Turner in 1962.

Turner paid Nilsson five dollars for each track they recorded..

In 1963, Nilsson began to have some early success as a songwriter, working with John

Marascalco on a song for Little Richard. Upon hearing Nilsson sing, Little Richard reportedly

remarked: "My! You sing good for a white boy!" Marascalco also financed some independent

singles by Nilsson. One, "Baa Baa Blacksheep", was released under the pseudonym "Bo Pete"

to some small local airplay. Another recording, "Donna, I Understand", convinced Mercury Records

to offer Nilsson a contract, and release recordings by him under the name "Johnny Niles."

In 1964, Nilsson worked with Phil Spector, writing three songs with him. He also established

a relationship with songwriter and publisher Perry Botkin, Jr., who began to find a market

for Nilsson's songs. Botkin also gave Nilsson a key to his office, providing another place

to write after hours. Through his association with Botkin, Nilsson met and became friends

with musician, composer and arranger George Tipton, who was at the time working for Botkin

as a music copyist. During 1964 Tipton invested his life savings $2500 to finance

the recording of four Nilsson songs, which he arranged; they were able to sell the completed

recordings to the Tower label, a recently established subsidiary of Capitol Records,

and the tracks were subsequently included on Nilsson's debut album. The fruitful association

between Nilsson and Tipton continued after Nilsson signed with RCA Records Tipton

went on to create the arrangements for nearly all of Nilsson's RCA recordings between 1967

and 1971 but their association ended in the 1970s when the two fell out for unknown reasons.

Whatever the cause, it was evidently a source of lingering resentment for Tipton, who was

one of the few significant collaborators who refused to participate in the 2010 documentary

on Nilsson's life and career. Nilsson's recording contract was picked up

by Tower Records, which in 1966 released the first singles actually credited to him by

name, as well as the debut album Spotlight on Nilsson. None of Nilsson's Tower releases

charted or gained much critical attention, although his songs were being recorded by

Glen Campbell, Fred Astaire, The Shangri-Las, The Yardbirds, and others. Despite his growing

success, Nilsson remained on the night shift at the bank.

19671968: Signing with RCA Victor

Nilsson signed with RCA Victor in 1966 and released an album the following year, Pandemonium

Shadow Show, which was a critical success. Music industry insiders were impressed both

with the songwriting and with Nilsson's pure-toned, multi-octave vocals. One such insider was

Beatles press officer Derek Taylor, who bought an entire box of copies of the album to share

this new sound with others. With a major-label release, and continued songwriting success,

Nilsson finally felt secure enough in the music business to quit his job with the bank.

Monkees member Micky Dolenz maintained a close friendship until Nilsson's death in 1994.

Some of the albums from Derek Taylor's box eventually ended up with the Beatles themselves,

who quickly became Nilsson fans. This may have been helped by the track "You Can't Do

That", in which Nilsson covered one Beatles song but added 22 others in the multi-tracked

background vocals. When John Lennon and Paul McCartney held a press conference in 1968

to announce the formation of Apple Corps, Lennon was asked to name his favorite American

artist. He replied, "Nilsson". McCartney was then asked to name his favorite American group.

He replied, "Nilsson". Aided by the Beatles' praise, "You Can't Do

That" became a minor hit in the US, and a top 10 hit in Canada.

When RCA had asked if there was anything special he wanted as a signing premium, Nilsson asked

for his own office at RCA, being used to working out of one. In the weeks after the Apple press

conference, Nilsson's office phone began ringing constantly, with offers and requests for interviews

and inquiries about his performing schedule. Nilsson usually answered the calls himself,

surprising the callers, and answered questions candidly. Nilsson acquired a manager, who

steered him into a handful of TV guest appearances, and a brief run of stage performances in Europe

set up by RCA. He disliked the experiences he had, though, and decided to stick to the

recording studio. He later admitted this was a huge mistake on his part.

Once Lennon called and praised Pandemonium Shadow Show, which he had listened to in a

36-hour marathon. McCartney called the following day, also expressing his admiration. Eventually

a message came, inviting him to London to meet the Beatles, watch them at work, and

possibly sign with Apple Corps. Pandemonium Shadow Show was followed in 1968

by Aerial Ballet, an album that included Nilsson's rendition of Fred Neil's song "Everybody's

Talkin'". A minor US hit at the time of release, the song would become extremely popular a

year later when it was featured in the film Midnight Cowboy, and it would earn Nilsson

his first Grammy Award. The song would also become Nilsson's first US top 10 hit, reaching

#6, and his first Canadian #1. Aerial Ballet also contained Nilsson's version

of his own composition, "One", which was later taken to the top 5 of the US charts by Three

Dog Night and also successfully covered in Australia by John Farnham. Nilsson was also

commissioned at this time to write and perform the theme song for the ABC television series

The Courtship of Eddie's Father. The result, "Best Friend", was very popular, but Nilsson

never released the song on record; the original version of the song was recorded during the

making of Aerial Ballet but not included on that LP, and it eventually appeared on the

1995 Personal Best anthology, and as a bonus track on a later release of Aerial Ballet.

Late in 1968, The Monkees' notorious experimental film Head premiered, featuring a memorable

song-and-dance sequence with Davy Jones and Toni Basil performing Nilsson's composition

"Daddy's Song." With the success of Nilsson's RCA recordings,

Tower re-issued or re-packaged many of their early Nilsson recordings in various formats.

All of these re-issues failed to chart, including a 1969 single "Good Times".

19691972: Chart success Nilsson's next album, Harry, was his first

to hit the charts, and also provided a Top 40 single with "I Guess the Lord Must Be in

New York City", used in the Sophia Loren movie La Mortadella. While the album still presented

Nilsson as primarily a songwriter, his astute choice of cover material included, this time,

a song by then-little-known composer Randy Newman, "Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing

Bear". Nilsson was so impressed with Newman's talent that he devoted his entire next album

to Newman compositions, with Newman himself playing piano behind Nilsson's multi-tracked

vocals. The result, Nilsson Sings Newman, was commercially disappointing but was named

Record of the Year by Stereo Review magazine and provided momentum to Newman's career.

The self-produced Nilsson Sings Newman also marked the end of his collaboration with RCA

staff producer Rick Jarrard, who recounted in the Nilsson documentary that the partnership

was terminated by a telegram from Nilsson, who abruptly informed Jarrard that he wanted

to work with other producers, and the two never met or spoke again.

Nilsson's next project was an animated film, The Point!, created with animation director

Fred Wolf, and broadcast on ABC television on February 2, 1971, as an "ABC Movie of the

Week". Nilsson's self-produced album of songs from The Point! was well received and it spawned

a hit single, "Me and My Arrow". Later that year, Nilsson went to England with

producer Richard Perry to record what became the most successful album of his career. Nilsson

Schmilsson yielded three very stylistically different hit singles. The first was a cover

of Badfinger's song "Without You", featuring a highly emotional arrangement and soaring

vocals to match recorded, according to Perry, in a single take. His superb performance

was rewarded with Nilsson's second Grammy Award.

The second single was "Coconut", a novelty calypso number featuring four characters all

sung in different voices by Nilsson. The song is best remembered for its chorus lyric. Also

notable is that the entire song is played using one chord, C7th.

The third single, "Jump into the Fire", was raucous, screaming rock and roll, including

a drum solo by Derek and the Dominos' Jim Gordon and a bass detuning by Herbie Flowers.

Nilsson followed quickly with Son of Schmilsson, released while its predecessor was still in

the charts. Besides the problem of competing with himself, Nilsson was by then ignoring

most of Perry's production advice and his decision to give free rein to his bawdiness

and bluntness on this release alienated some of his earlier, more conservative fan base.

With lyrics like "I sang my balls off for you, baby", "Roll the world over / And give

her a kiss and a feel", and the notorious "You're breaking my heart / You're tearing

it apart / So fuck you", Nilsson had traveled far afield from his earlier work. The album

nevertheless reached #12 on the Billboard 200, and the single "Spaceman" was a Top 40

hit in October 1972. The follow-up single "Remember", however, stalled at #53. A third

single, the tongue-in-cheek C&W send up "Joy", was issued on RCA's country imprint Green

and credited to Buck Earle, but it failed to chart.

19731979: Maverick

Nilsson's disregard for commercialism in favor of artistic satisfaction showed itself in

his next release, A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night. Performing a selection of pop

standards by the likes of Berlin, Kalmar and Ruby, Nilsson sang in front of an orchestra

arranged and conducted by veteran Gordon Jenkins in sessions produced by Derek Taylor. This

musical endeavor did not do well commercially. The session was filmed, and broadcast as a

television special by the BBC in the UK. 1973 found Nilsson back in California, and

when Lennon moved there during his separation from Yoko Ono, the two musicians rekindled

their earlier friendship. Lennon was intent upon producing Nilsson's next album, much

to Nilsson's delight. However, their time together in California became known much more

for heavy drinking than it did for musical collaboration. In a widely publicized incident,

the two were ejected from the Troubadour nightclub in West Hollywood for drunken heckling of

the Smothers Brothers. Both men caused property damage during binges, with Lennon trashing

a bedroom in Lou Adler's house, and Nilsson throwing a bottle through a 30-foot-high hotel

window. To make matters worse, at a late night party

and jam session during the recording of the album, attended by Lennon, McCartney, Danny

Kortchmar, and other musicians, Nilsson ruptured a vocal cord, but he hid the injury for fear

that Lennon would call a halt to the production. The resulting album was Pussy Cats. In an

effort to clean up, Lennon, Nilsson and Ringo Starr first rented a house together, then

Lennon and Nilsson left for New York. After the relative failure of his latest two albums,

RCA Records considered dropping Nilsson's contract. In a show of friendship, Lennon

accompanied Nilsson to negotiations, and both intimated to RCA that Lennon and Starr might

want to sign with them, once their Apple Records contracts with EMI expired in 1975, but would

not be interested if Nilsson were no longer with the label. RCA took the hint and re-signed

Nilsson, but neither Lennon nor Starr signed with RCA.

Nilsson's voice had mostly recovered by his next release, Duit on Mon Dei, but neither

it nor its follow-ups, Sandman and ...That's the Way It Is, met with chart success. Finally,

Nilsson recorded what he later considered to be his favorite album Knnillssonn. With

his voice strong again, and his songs exploring musical territory reminiscent of Harry or

The Point!, Nilsson anticipated Knnillssonn to be a comeback album. RCA seemed to agree,

and promised Nilsson a substantial marketing campaign for the album. However, the death

of Elvis Presley caused RCA to ignore everything except meeting demand for Presley's back catalog,

and the promised marketing push never happened. This, combined with RCA releasing a Nilsson

Greatest Hits collection without consulting him, prompted Nilsson to leave the label.

Nilsson's 1970s London flat, at Flat #12, 9 Curzon Street on the edge of Mayfair, was

a two-bedroom apartment decorated by the design company that Starr and Robin Cruikshank {an

interior designer with whom Starr had formed a company(ROR -'Ringo or Robin'} owned at

that time. Nilsson cumulatively spent several years at the flat, which was located near

Apple Records, the Playboy Club, Tramp and the homes of friends and business associates.

Nilsson's work and interests took him to the US for extended periods, and while he was

away he lent his place to numerous musician friends. During one of his absences, former

The Mamas & the Papas singer Cass Elliot and a few members of her tour group stayed at

the flat while she performed solo at the London Palladium, headlining with her torch songs

and "Don't Call Me Mama Anymore." Following a strenuous performance with encores, Elliot

returned to the flat to relax and sleep and was discovered in one of the bedrooms, dead

of heart failure at 32, on July 29, 1974. On September 7, 1978, The Who's drummer Keith

Moon returned to the same room in the flat after a night out, and died at 32 from an

overdose of Clomethiazole, a prescribed anti-alcohol drug. Nilsson, distraught over another friend's

death in his flat, and having little need for the property, sold it to Moon's bandmate

Pete Townshend and consolidated his life in Los Angeles.

19801992: Winding down Nilsson's musical work after leaving RCA Victor

was sporadic. He wrote a musical, Zapata, with Perry Botkin, Jr., libretto by Allan

Katz, which was produced and directed by longtime friend Bert Convy. The show was mounted at

the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut, but never had another production.

He wrote all the songs for Robert Altman's movie-musical Popeye, the score of which met

with unfavorable reviews. Nilsson's Popeye compositions included several songs that were

representative of Nilsson's acclaimed Point era, such as "Everything Is Food" and "Sweethaven".

The song "He Needs Me" featured years later in the film Punch-Drunk Love. Nilsson recorded

one more album, Flash Harry, co-produced by Bruce Robb and Steve Cropper, which was released

in the UK but not in the US. From this point onward, Nilsson increasingly began referring

to himself as a "retired musician". Nilsson was profoundly affected by the death

of John Lennon on December 8, 1980. He joined the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and overcame

his preference for privacy to make appearances for gun control fundraising. He began to appear

at Beatlefest conventions and he would get on stage with the Beatlefest house band "Liverpool"

to either sing some of his own songs or "Give Peace a Chance."

After a long hiatus from the studio, Nilsson started recording sporadically once again

in the mid to late 1980s. Most of these recordings were commissioned songs for movies or television

shows. One notable exception was his work on a Yoko Ono Lennon tribute album, Every

Man Has A Woman; another was a cover of "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah" recorded for Hal Willner's 1988 tribute album

Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films. Nilsson donated

his performance royalties from the song to the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence.

In 1985 Nilsson set up a production company, Hawkeye, to oversee various film, TV and multimedia

projects he was involved in. He appointed his friend, satirist and screenwriter Terry

Southern, as one of the principals. They collaborated on a number of screenplays including Obits

and The Telephone, a comedy about an unhinged unemployed actor.

The Telephone was virtually the only Hawkeye project that made it to the screen. It had

been written with Robin Williams in mind but he turned it down; comedian-actress Whoopi

Goldberg then signed on, with Southern's friend Rip Torn directing, but the project was troubled.

Torn battled with Goldberg, who interfered in the production and constantly digressed

from the script during shooting, and Torn was forced to plead with her to perform takes

that stuck to the screenplay. Torn, Southern and Nilsson put together their own version

of the film, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival in early 1988, but it was overtaken

by the "official" version from the studio, and this version premiered to poor reviews

in late January 1988. The project reportedly had some later success when adapted as a theatre

piece in Germany. In 1990, Hawkeye floundered and Nilsson found

himself in a dire financial situation after it was discovered that his financial adviser

Cindy Sims had embezzled all the funds he had earned as a recording artist. The Nilssons

were left with $300 in the bank and a mountain of debt, while Sims served less than two years

and was released from prison in 1994 without making restitution.

In 1991, the Disney CD For Our Children, a compilation of children's music performed

by celebrities to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, included Nilsson's

original composition "Blanket for a Sail," recorded at the Shandaliza Recording Studio

in Los Angeles. Nilsson made his last concert appearance September

1, 1992, when he joined Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band on stage at Caesar's Palace

in Las Vegas, Nevada to sing "Without You" with Todd Rundgren handling the high notes.

Afterwards, an emotional Starr embraced Nilsson on stage.

19931994: Heart attack and death Nilsson suffered a heart attack on February

14, 1993. After surviving that, he began pressing his old label, RCA, to release a boxed-set

retrospective of his career, and resumed recording, attempting to complete one final album. He

finished the vocal tracks for the album with producer Mark Hudson, who has the tapes of

that session. Nilsson died of heart failure on January 15,

1994 in his Agoura Hills, California home. In 1995, the 2-CD anthology he worked on with

RCA, Personal Best, was released. Personal Life

Nilsson married Sandra McTaggart on October 24, 1964. They divorced in 1966.

Nilsson married Diane Clatworthy on December 31, 1969. They had one son, Zak Nilsson. Nillson

& Clatworthy divorced in 1974. Nillson married Una O'Keeffe on August 12,

1976 to whom he was married until his death on January 15, 1994. They had six children:

Olivia, Ben, Oscar, Annie, Beau and Kief Nilsson, and one grandson, Caleb.

Legacy Nilsson is the subject of a 2006 documentary,

Who Is Harry Nilsson? produced by David Leaf and John Schienfeld. The film was screened

in 2006 at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Santa Barbara International

Film Festival. In August 2006, the film received its Los Angeles premiere when it was screened

at the 7th Annual Mods & Rockers Film Festival followed by a panel discussion about Nilsson

featuring the filmmakers and two friends of Nilsson, producer Richard Perry and attorney/executive

producer Lee Blackman. The filmmakers re-edited the film with rare

found footage of Nilsson, further interviews, and family photographs, and finally released

it on September 17, 2010 at selected theaters in the United States. A DVD, including additional

footage not in the theatrical release, was released on October 26, 2010.

Nilsson's final album, tentatively titled Papa's Got a Brown New Robe was not released,

though several demos from the album were available on promotional CDs and online.

The musical Everyday Rapture features three songs by Nilsson and, similarly, the film

A Good Year staring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard features "Gotta get up", "Jump into

the fire" and "How can I be sure of you". On July 30, 2013, Sony released a definitive

box-set of his RCA era albums, The RCA Albums Collection. Each of the albums in the 17-CD

set had additional bonus tracks, along with 3 of the 17 discs which contained rarities

and outtakes spanning his entire career. Additionally, several weeks later on August 13, Flash Harry

was finally issued on CD also featuring additional material. Completing the two CD releases,

the first book written about Nilsson was published covering his life story.

Awards and nominations Nilsson won two Grammy Awards. He received

several more Grammy nominations for the album Nilsson Schmilsson.

The New York Post rated Nilsson's cover of Fred Neil's "Everybody's Talking" #51 on their

list of the 100 Best Cover Songs of All Time. Discography

Studio albums Spotlight on Nilsson

Pandemonium Shadow Show Aerial Ballet

Skidoo Harry

Nilsson Sings Newman The Point!

Nilsson Schmilsson Son of Schmilsson

A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night Son of Dracula

Pussy Cats Duit on Mon Dei

Sandman ...That's the Way It Is

Knnillssonn Flash Harry

Popeye Tribute albums and Covers

"Me And My Arrow" covered by AM. Nilsson by Tipton, Although it may not be

considered a tribute, it featured George Tipton conducting instrumental versions of 11 Nilsson

songs. For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson,

featured Nilsson's songs performed by Ringo Starr, Stevie Nicks, Richard Barone, Brian

Wilson, Aimee Mann, Fred Schneider, and others, with proceeds benefiting the Coalition to

Stop Gun Violence. I'll Never Leave You: A Tribute to Harry Nilsson.

A percentage of profits from sales of the CD went to benefit Amnesty International

"Pussy Cats" Starring The Walkmen The whole of the Pussy Cats album covered by The Walkmen.

Songs From The Point, featuring songs performed by Andrew Bird, Nada Surf, and more.

"Jump Into The Fire" covered by LCD Soundsystem. Billy J. Kramer recorded the song "1941" in

1968 before Nilsson was well known. "Without Her" has been covered by Glen Campbell,

Blood, Sweat and Tears, Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Astrid Gilberto, and George

Benson. This is the Town: A Tribute to Nilsson, Vol.

1, features 20 Nilsson songs performed by various indie artists.

Filmography Note: this section is for songs Nilsson recorded

specifically for film and television projects, as well as his few acting roles. Later use

of Nilsson recordings are listed in the next section.

I Spy - In 1966 Episode Sparrowhawk "Untitled Composition" sung by Nilsson in background

of a conversation scene. Skidoo songs written and performed, soundtrack

music composer, actor The Ghost & Mrs. Muir acted and sang He

appeared in the episode "The Music Maker", and his character name was Tim Seagirt. He

sang "Without Her" and "If Only I Could Touch Your Hand."

The Courtship of Eddie's Father theme song written and performed, incidental music

Midnight Cowboy new version of "Everybody's Talkin'" performed

Jenny song "Waiting" written and performed The Point! story, all songs written and performed

Son of Dracula actor, all songs performed The World's Greatest Lover song "Ain't It

Kinda Wonderful" performed In God We Tru$t new version of "Good For God"

performed Popeye all songs written, except "I'm Popeye

the Sailor Man" Handgun song "Lay Down Your Arms" written

and performed First Impressions, theme song co-written,

performed Camp Candy theme song written, and performed

with John Candy The Fisher King song "How About You" performed

Me, Myself, and I song "Me, Myself and I" written and performed

In film and television The Monkees "Cuddly Toy"

Head "Daddy's Song" The Ghost & Mrs. Muir 1969 "Without Her"

and fragments of other songs Midnight Cowboy "Everybody's Talkin'"

Dusty and Sweets McGee "Don't Leave Me" La Mortadella "I Guess the Lord Must Be

in New York City" The Muppet Show "Coconut"

All That Jazz "Perfect Day" Real Life "Jump Into the Fire"

Porridge "Without You" Popeye Soundtrack all songs

Ziggy's Gift "Ziggy's Gift" Only Fools and Horses The Jolly Boys' Outing

"Everybody's Talkin'" Private School "You're Breakin' My Heart"

Goodfellas "Jump Into the Fire" Reservoir Dogs "Coconut"

Caroline "Caroline" Forrest Gump "Everybody's Talkin'"

Duckman "Best Friend" Casino "Without You"

Seinfeld "Everybody's Talkin'" Beverly Hills, 90210 "Remember"

The Craft "Jump Into The Fire"(covered by Tripping Daisy)

Angel on My Shoulder Contact "Spaceman"

Ellen Foster "Remember" The Ice Storm "Coconut"

Practical Magic "Coconut" You've Got Mail "I Guess the Lord Must

Be in New York City", "Remember", "The Puppy Song", "Over The Rainbow"

Dick "Coconut" Futurama Brannigan Begin Again "Everybody's

Talkin" Magnolia "One"

High Fidelity "The Moonbeam Song" Bridget Jones' Diary "Without You"

Riding in Cars with Boys "Everything's Got 'Em", "Me And My Arrow"

Black Books "Everybody's Talkin'" Punch-Drunk Love "He Needs Me"

The Rules of Attraction "Without You" Shanghai Knights "One"

Good Boy! "The Puppy Song" Daddy Day Care Jeff Garlin entertains

the kids with "Coconut" That '70s Show "Best Friend"

Around the Bend "Daddy's Song" The Girl Next Door "Jump Into the Fire"

House "One" Max & Paddy's Road To Nowhere "Everybody's

Talkin'" Coke with Lime Ad altered version of "Coconut"

Breakfast on Pluto "Me And My Arrow", "You're Breakin' My Heart", "The Moonbeam

Song" Beyond Our Control "Remember" Closing

theme for the series Little Man "Best Friend"

Crank "Everybody's Talkin'" Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make

Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan "Everybody's Talkin'"

Rob & Big "Best Friend" American Dad "Everybody's Talkin'"

A Good Year "How Can I Be Sure Of You" "Jump Into The Fire", "Gotta Get Up"

Unison TV Advert "One" DigitalUK TV Advert "Everybody's Talkin'"

My Name is Earl "Me And My Arrow" Life on Mars "Spaceman"

Confessions Of A Shopaholic "Don't Forget Me"

44 Inch Chest "Without You" You Don't Know Jack "Early in the Morning"

Bones "Coconut" Red Dog "Jump Into The Fire"

Wilfred "The Puppy Song" The Simpsons - "Me and my Arrow"

The Simpsons - "One" The Hangover Part III "Everybody's Talkin'"

Girls "You're Breaking My Heart" from Son of Schmilsson


External links Official website

The Harry Nilsson Web Pages: A Little Touch of Schmilsson on the Net

Harry Nilsson at the Internet Movie Database

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