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Harry Nilsson: Son Of Schmilsson

Review by David Rensin, Phonograph Record, September 1972

WELL, WELL. Harry Nilsson has sure thrown a big pebble into the music puddle. There's not much to say about the things you hear in ...

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Profile by uncredited writer, World Countdown News, 1968

WHEN NILSSON was signed as an exclusive RCA Victor recording artist, Ernest Altschuler, Division Vice President and Executive Artists and Repertoire Producer, said: "He is ...

Nilsson: An Underground Artist Surfaces

Interview by Jacoba Atlas, KRLA Beat, 27 January 1968

NILSSON IS a new singer-composer who is wholly unique. It is totally superfluous to compare him to anyone else on the pop scene today, for ...

Love: Forever Changes (Elektra); Nilsson: 'One' (RCA); History of Rhythm and Blues (Atlantic, four volumes)

Review by Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 25 February 1968

Love's Third Album Out on Elektra ...

Nilsson: Aerial Ballet (RCA Victor)

Review by Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 21 July 1968

A Second Helping of Nilsson Songs ...

Harry Nilsson: Computers to Composer

Interview by Derek Boltwood, Record Mirror, 28 September 1968

SOMETIMES – not very often – but sometimes. What? Sometimes exciting things happen in pop music. Talents emerge that are new, refreshing. A shot in ...

Harry Nilsson: Aerial Ballet (RCA Victor)

Review by Paul Nelson, Hullabaloo, January 1969

MY FEELING persists that Harry Nilsson, very good, could be a great deal more than very good if only he could manage not to construct ...

Nilsson — The Complete Opposite of a Pop Star

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 25 October 1969

NICE GUY Nilsson remains — as ever — a nice guy... And in a pop world which occasionally tends to suffer a little too much ...

José Feliciano: 10 To 23 (R.C.A. Victor 8044); Nilsson: Harry (R.C.A. Victor 8046)

Review by Mark Williams, International Times, 5 December 1969

R.C.A. VICTOR, whoever he may be, has just issued these two albums which both employ pictures of the recording stars in question at a very ...

Everybody's Talkin' ‘Bout Harry Nilsson

Interview by Ritchie Yorke, Fusion, 12 December 1969

FEW SINGERS COULD have found a more aptly-named success vehicle than Nilsson's current hit record, 'Everybody's Talkin'', which is featured so persuasively in the film ...

Nilsson: Nilsson Schmilsson (RCA)

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 17 February 1972

IS NILSSON just an old-school crooner in modern dress? Is he a writer of children's songs who wants to broaden his appeal? And why does ...

Harry Nilsson: Come Out, Harry, The Time Is Right

Report by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 25 March 1972

NILSSON filled Trident studios with old people to help record 'I'd Rather Be Dead' for his album. The song is a "lively, up-tempo number about ...

Harry Nilsson: Nilsson Knees Up

Report by Andrew Tyler, Disc and Music Echo, 25 March 1972

THE PINNER contingent were no match for the notorious East Enders from Stepney, London, even though they did outnumber them 42 to 12. ...

Nilsson's New Album

Interview by Lon Goddard, Record Mirror, 8 April 1972

Producer Richard Perry talks to Lon Goddard ...

Harry Nilsson: Nilsson Schmaltzson

Report and Interview by Danny Holloway, New Musical Express, 7 April 1973

STUDIO ONE at De Lane Lea studios in Wembley is a massive room; big enough to hold close to a 50-piece orchestra. Most of the ...

Harry Nilsson: A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night (RCA); Joel Grey: Joel Grey Live! (Columbia)

Review by Loraine Alterman, The New York Times, 5 August 1973

Harry? He's Lost in the Woodwinds ...

Harry Nilsson: A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night

Review by Tom Nolan, Phonograph Record, September 1973

HERE IS AN IDEA whose time should never have come. Harry Nilsson's newest album, produced by Derek Taylor and arranged by Gordon Jenkins, is a ...

Lurching Lennon: Beatle Bounced

Report by Jacoba Atlas, Circus, June 1974

WHAT IS happening to John Lennon? Last month it was the infamous Kotex caper. Recently the former Beatle with the mellow voice was at it ...

Harry Nilsson: Pussy Cats

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 31 August 1974

Rock verite — the Beatrix Potter way ...

Nilsson Ratings: Injured, Brilliant

Interview by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 April 1975

NOTE: The interview had to wait until we watched the latest episode of the PBS series, The Ascent of Man. I asked Harry about the ...

Harry Nilsson: Duit On Mon Dei

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 3 July 1975

HARRY NILSSON hasn't made a good album since '71's Nilsson Schmilsson, the recording that brought him the sales and critical esteem he'd deserved all along. ...

Richard Perry

Book Excerpt by John Tobler, Stuart Grundy, 'The Record Producers', BBC Books, 1982

IF ANY PRODUCER could be said to have an instantly identifiable sound, aside from the obvious case of Phil Spector, it would be Richard Perry. ...

Reel American: Richard Perry

Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, November 1985

Doctor of Applied Song Medicine, Studio Psychology, R&B Analysis and Chart Metallurgy... ...

Harry Nilsson

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, August 1993

2010 note: Harry Nilsson succumbed to heart failure and died on January 15, 1994, less than six months after this interview took place. ...

Singer, Songwriter, Fab-Across-The-Water 1941-1994

Obituary by Derek Taylor, MOJO, 1994

John and Paul were asked to name their favourite artist. "Nilsson." And band? "Nilsson." ...

A Roundhead in a Pointy-Head World: The Tragedy of Harry Nilsson

Retrospective by Erik Himmelsbach, Rock's Backpages, December 2007

IT WAS A brisk fall day in 1978 when the stretch limo appeared like a sore thumb onto a tenement block of Brooklyn's downtrodden Bushwick ...

Going Under: John Lennon's Lost Weekend

Retrospective and Interview by Tom Doyle, Q, February 2010

Separated from Yoko, at war with McCartney, his phone tapped by the US government... by 1974 JOHN LENNON was a mess. The solution: hook up ...

For the love of Harry: Nilsson documentary finally hits the big screen

Report and Interview by Jeff Slate,, 10 September 2010

I'VE BEEN WAITING for this day for a long time.  Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? opens today at the ...

Harry Nilsson: I Sang My Balls Off For You, Baby!

Retrospective by Graeme Thomson, Uncut, September 2013

"I'D JUST CALL Harry Nilsson a genius," says Van Dyke Parks. "And by the way, I haven't met any others. He redefined what a song ...


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