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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Put the Lime in the Coconut For Harry

It's no wonder the Beatles loved him. His gift for melody, his high register voice (which, unfortunately, he later blew out) and his maverick rejection of any one style or commercial pressures endeared him to so many people; his influence, profound in songwriters such as Ron Sexsmith. He found kindred spirits in Randy Newman, Mickey Dolenz and especially John Lennon- with whom he infamously tore it up with drink and drug and heckled the Smothers Brothers.

Harry Nilsson died on January 15, 1994. He would be 65 years old today. Watch and listen to his most famous song and a cover from the artist who brought us GRACE KELLY last year.

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