Did he really say that?

The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes = GEORGE CARLIN...Stained glass, engraved glass, frosted glass–give me plain glass = JOHN FOWLES...Music is the mathematics of the gods = PYTHAGORAS...Nothing is more fluid than language = R.L.SWIHART

Saturday, January 26, 2013

This Is Not Just Another John Lennon Page (HN #1)

That is John Lennon in a wrestling moment. The other guy on the ground
is Harry Nilsson, better known as Nilsson, about whom it has been written
Nilsson's career is also notable for the fact that he was one of the few  pop-rock recording artists of his era to achieve significant commercial success without ever performing major public concerts or undertaking regular tours.

While Britian's John Lennon–and his fellow Liverpoodlians–were singing the Marvelettes' Please Mr. Postman in Hamburg, Brooklyn-born Harry Nilsson was recording Please Mr. Music Man–and other original compositions–somewhere in Los Angeles.


Imagine...There's no host in Hollywood for the Academy Awards...because you time travelled to April 7, 1970...and everybody's talking about how an X-rated film just won the Oscar
for Best Picture.

That film was Midnight Cowboy and EVERYBODY'S TALKING was the theme song.

EVERYBODY'S TALKING is indisputably the most famous recording ever sung
by Harry Nilsson. Unlike every other song Nilsson  recorded,
he didn't write it: Fred Neill did.

Nilsson did, however, write a song for the film which got pink-slipped but subsequently became a hit for Harry. He performed I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City on the Smothers' Brothers Show


Imagine...You were born in Liverpool on October 9, 1940 and before you knew it, your father disappears but that doesn't prevent you from becoming otherworldly famous...Then you
discover these song lyrics, written by a Brooklyn boy.
Well, in Nineteen Forty One
The happy father had a son
And in Nineteen Forty Four
The father walked right out the door

"You" refers to John Lennon and the Brooklyn lyricist was Harry Nilsson. The latter became
theenabler for the former's infamous  Lost Weekend


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