Very happy to share that Who is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)? will be out in theaters and on DVD this Fall. I’m coordinating producer of the film and very happy that it’s finally getting a proper release.
The doc features interviews with dozens of Harry’s friends, family and colleagues including Gerry Beckley, Ray Cooper, Mickey Dolenz, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Al Kooper, Randy Newman, Yoko Ono, May Pang, Van Dyke Parks, Richard Perry, The Smothers Brothers, Paul Williams, Robin Williams, Brian Wilson and more.
Whether you’re a fan of Harry or a fan of music in general, it’s a fascinating story about an immensely talented guy. While the film itself answers the question posed in its title, you do know who Harry Nilsson is. He sang “Everybody’s Talkin'” from Midnight Cowboy. He sang “Me And My Arrow” (from his film The Point). He sang “Without You.” He sang the theme song to “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father.” He composed and sang scores of other songs you know and love.
You can check out the trailer and assorted other tidbits here.
Everyone’s got a favorite Harry song – and it seems like everyone’s got a favorite Harry story. What’s yours? Let me know in the comments.