Today (June 15th) marks what would have been Harry Nilsson's 80th birthday. Nilsson is best remembered for being an inventive and groundbreaking songwriter, despite the fact that his two biggest hits “Everybody's Talkin'” and “Without You” were actually not written by him. Although he recorded it first, it was Three Dog Night that hit the Top Ten in 1969 with their cover of Nilsson's song “One.” Nilsson died of a massive heart attack in 1994 after struggling for years with diabetes.
Released in November 2019 is Losst And Founnd — an album featuring some of Harry Nilsson's unfinished final songs. The album, which was produced by Mark Hudson, features contributions from Jimmy Webb, Van Dyke Parks, Jim Keltner, and Harry’s son, Kiefo Nilsson.
Nilsson was back in the news in 2016 due to the Top 15 success of the Monkees' album, Good Times! The album's lead track, “Good Time,” features Micky Dolenz duetting virtually with Nilsson on a demo he had cut for the band in 1967.