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Harry Nilsson

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Harry Edward Nilsson III Born: 1941/06/15
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Died: 1994/01/15
Years Active: 1958–1994

Harry Nilsson (born Harry Edward Nilsson III, June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994) was an American singer-songwriter who achieved the peak of his commercial success in the early 1970s. On all but his earliest recordings he is credited as Nilsson. In 1963, Nilsson began to have some early success as a songwriter, working with John Marascalco on a song for Little Richard. Mercury Records offered Nilsson a contract that would release recordings by him under the name “Johnny Niles.” In 1964, Nilsson worked with Phil Spector, writing three songs with him. He also established a relationship with songwriter and publisher Perry Botkin, Jr., who began to find a market for Nilsson's songs. Through ...

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