HARRY NILSSON Biography - Musicians


Biography » musicians » harry nilsson


Name Harry: Edward Nilsson III                                                   
Also known as Nilsson                                                           
Born: 15 June 1941 Brooklyn, New York, United States                             
Died: 15 January 1994                                                           
Genre(s): Rock, Pop, Rock and Roll                                               
Occupation(s): Singer-songwriter, songwriter                                     
Instrument(s): Piano, Guitar                                                     
Years active: 1958 - 1994                                                       
Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 - January 15, 1994) was an American     
songwriter, singer, pianist, and guitarist, most popular during the 1960s and   
1970s. For most of his recordings, he did not use his first name, and was       
credited only as Nilsson. Despite some spectacular successes, including two     
Grammy Awards and two Top 10 singles, Nilsson's tendency to make broad stylistic 
jumps from one record to the next and his iconoclastic decisions kept him from   
capitalizing on those successes. Among his most well-known recordings are "Without
You", "Everybody's Talkin'" (theme from the movie Midnight Cowboy) and "Coconut".