‘Who Is Harry Nilsson?’ News

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.

See the film. If you buy the DVD (currently available for pre-order from Amazon ), it’s got over 90 minutes of bonus material. 🙂

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.


  1. Oh, my parents had an album of his when I was a tiny girl with a yellow cover, possibly called Nillson Schmillson (?) and it had a song on it called “Little Cowboy” which I absolutely loved, and I sing it to my own children when they go to bed now. A huge talent. Can’t wait for the film!!!

    1. “Nilsson Schmilsson” is a fantastic album. So are “A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night” and “Nilsson Sings Newman,” among others. Harry Nilsson was a brilliant, complicated man – a deeply flawed human, and a deeply gifted creative talent. The film addresses both the man and the artist, each aspect of him shedding light on the other. It was a real labor of love for all involved, and I’m so glad it’s finally getting its audience.

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