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      Alyn Shipton

Nilsson

The Life of a Singer-Songwriter

Paul McCartney and John Lennon described him as the Beatles' "favorite group," he won Grammy awards, wrote and recorded hit songs, and yet no figure in popular music is as much of a paradox, or as underrated, as Harry Nilsson. Les mer
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Paul McCartney and John Lennon described him as the Beatles' "favorite group," he won Grammy awards, wrote and recorded hit songs, and yet no figure in popular music is as much of a paradox, or as underrated, as Harry Nilsson.

In this first ever full-length biography, Alyn Shipton traces Nilsson's life from his Brooklyn childhood to his Los Angeles adolescence and his gradual emergence as a uniquely talented singer-songwriter. With interviews from friends, family, and associates, and material drawn from an unfinished autobiography, Shipton probes beneath the enigma to discover the real Harry Nilsson. A major celebrity at a time when huge concerts and festivals were becoming the norm, Nilsson shunned live
performance. His venue was the studio, his stage the dubbing booth, his greatest triumphs masterful examples of studio craft. He was a gifted composer of songs for a wide variety of performers, including the Ronettes, the Yardbirds, and the Monkees, yet Nilsson's own biggest hits were almost all written by
other songwriters. He won two Grammy awards, in 1969 for "Everybody's Talkin'" (the theme song for Midnight Cowboy), and in 1972 for "Without You," had two top ten singles, numerous album successes, and wrote a number of songs-"Coconut" and "Jump into the Fire," to name just two-that still sound remarkably fresh and original today. He was once described by his producer Richard Perry as "the finest white male singer on the planet," but near the end of his life, Nilsson's career was marked by
voice-damaging substance abuse and the infamous deaths of both Keith Moon and Mama Cass in his London flat.

Drawing on exclusive access to Nilsson's papers, Alyn Shipton's biography offers readers an intimate portrait of a man who has seemed both famous and unknowable-until now.
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Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Innbinding: Paperback
Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 368
ISBN: 9780190263546
Format: 24 x 16 cm
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Contents ; Chapter 1: 1941 ; Chapter 2: Good Old Desk ; Chapter 3: Mr. Richland's Favorite Song ; Chapter 4: Open Your Window ; Chapter 5: Gotta Get Up ; Chapter 6: It Had To Be You ; Chapter 7: Don't Forget Me ; Chapter 8: Turn Out The Light ; Chapter 9: Perfect Day ; Chapter 10: It's So Easy ; Chapter 11: Lay Down Your Arms ; Chapter 12: Epilogue ; Nilsson on CD ; Bibliography ; Notes ; Index
Alyn Shipton is the author of many books on music including A New History of Jazz, Groovin' High: the Life of Dizzy Gillespie, and Hi-De-Ho: The Life of Cab Calloway. His biography of Harry Nilsson won both an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award and an ASRC Award for the best pop biography of 2013. He is the presenter of Jazz Record Requests on BBC Radio 3, and has also written on jazz for several newspapers including the Guardian,
the Daily Telegraph and the Times. He is an accomplished double bassist and currently co-leads the Buck Clayton Legacy Band.