Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wild About Harry

Harry and Friends

3 Things I Learned From Watching

Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?)*

  1. Mickey Dolenz once got a late night call from Harry,who wanted to go out and party. Mickey didn't remember much; "I woke up three days later in a massage parlor in Phoenix!"
  2. Harry recorded an entire album of Randy Newman songs to showcase his friend's songwriting talent.
  3. Harry's funeral was on the day of the Northridge Earthquake.  In between the aftershocks, George Harrison led the mourners in a graveside rendition of  "You're Breaking My Heart".
*The "new" DVD biography was released a couple of weeks ago.  The film has been languishing on the shelf for the last few years, but it's out now, and really worth watching.  A  big Thumb's Up from The Shouting Grasshopper.