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Harry Nilsson

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Birthday
15, 1941
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jan 15, 1994 (52)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1941
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jan 15, 1994 (52)

About

Known for Everybody's Talkin' and Without You, both of which won Grammy Awards.

Before Fame

He worked nights at a bank in the early 1960s where his technical knowledge of computers came in handy during those prehistoric days of computerized banking.

Trivia

He admitted in the 2010 documentary Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? that his inability to remember the lyrics and melodies of popular songs motivated him to write his own music.

Family Life

He came from a family of performers with his paternal grandparents being Swedish circus performers and dancers. His Uncle John was a mechanic and a musician who helped his nephew develop his musical talents.

Associated With

He wrote three songs with Phil Spector in 1964.

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