Monday, October 07, 2013
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. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Without You or Coconut. I'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's show.
Posted by Michael Godin at 7:35 PM