Monday, July 11, 2011

Nilsson - Voice Your Choice

It's not often that a performer becomes known only by their last name. Such was the case with Nilsson, whose real stage name was Harry Nilsson.

Although sounding Scandinavian, Harry Nilsson's real name was Harry Nelson. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on June 15, 1941. Despite being a really good songwriter (he wrote One for Three Dog Night, for example), his biggest hit, Without You, was written Pete Ham and Tom Evans and who first recorded it as  Badfinger.

He was a friend of so many musicians, and among them his close friends included John Lennon and Ringo Starr.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Nilsson with Everybody's Talkin' and Without You.

Which song would you like to hear? Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's show.