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Musical group. Fred Schneider of the B-52s performs "Coconut on the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.

See also: B-52s.

Barbara Bach

Actress, Wife of Ringo Starr. Although Ringo was out of the country, Barbara attended Harry's funeral.

See also: Barbara Bach Filmography.

Back to Mono

An album by Phil Spector. Back to Mono includes the Modern Folk Quartet's performance of Harry's "This Could Be The Night."

See also: Back to Mono.


Badfinger consisted of Pete Ham, Joey Molland, Mike Gibbons, and Tom Evans. In 1968 Badfinger (then called The Iveys) was signed to The Beatles record label, Apple. Nilsson had a major hit with "Without You," a Badfinger song by Pete Ham and Tom Evans.

See also: Badfinger.

Israel Baker

Violin (...That's the Way It Is)

See also: Israel Baker Credits.

LaVern Baker

LaVern Baker performs "Jump Into the Fire" on the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.

See also: LaVern Baker.


The label listed on the single of the "Ban Radio 1968" commercial jingle which Harry performed.

Ban® Deodorant

Early in his career, Harry recorded a jingle for Ban.

Richard Barone

Richard Barone performs "I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City" on the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.

See: Richard Barone Credits

See also: Official Web Site.

Jeff Barry

Songwriter ("Be My Baby," "River Deep-Mountain High")

See also: Jeff Barry Credits.

Dallas Bartley

Songwriter ("Early In The Morning")

See also: Dallas Bartley Credits.

Alan Barzman

Alan Barzman narrated The Point when it was re-aired on ABC.

See also: Alan Barzman.


British Broadcasting Corporation. BBC TV recorded and aired two "In Concert" specials featuring Harry.

In 1997, BBC radio aired a two-part show about Harry and his music called "The Thing About Harry."

See also: BBC Television.

Beach Boys

Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys appear on the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.

See: Beach Boys

See also: Beach Boys Yahoo Links.

Beach Girls

Background Singers ("Baa Baa Blacksheep")


A convention for Beatles fans. Usually held each year in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Beatlefest also sells Beatles related merchandise via mail order (1-800-BEATLES).

Harry attended several Beatlefests - selling kisses for $1 to raise money for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and occasionally joining Liverpool on stage.

See also: Beatlefest Home Page.


The label which released the With a Bullet single which is sold at the Beatlefest conventions.

See also: Beatlefest Home Page.


The group that George Harrison was in before the The Traveling Wilburys.

See also: Yahoo's Beatles Links.

Gerry Beckley

Songwriter ("I Need You"). Gerry Beckley (along with Robert Lamm and Carl Wilson) performs "Without Her" on the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.

See also: Gerry Beckley Credits.

Beechwood Music

Publisher ("A Boy From The City")

Carole A. Beers

Beers co-authored the story which was the basis for film version of The Point.

Bel Air

In 1976 Harry built a five-bedroom, seven-bath home - with canyon and ocean views - in Bel Air, California. In 1992, the home which was originally listed at more than $5 million sold, according to public records, for about $2.5 million. Harry and his family had earlier moved to a seven-bedroom home in Hidden Hills.

Adrian Belew

Adrian Belew performs "Me And My Arrow" on the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album

[...]Harry Nilsson is another person I should have mentioned [as a] vocalist that I studied and learned from. He's an excellent vocalist and I really liked his writing as well. So when they asked me if I'd be involved in that [For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson], I was thrilled. I met Harry a couple of times before he died and at that time he was not the same person and had lost his voice.

See also: Adrian Belew Biography.

Dennis Belfield

Bass (Stop and Smell the Roses)

See also: Dennis Belfield Credits.

Susie Bell

Choir, Chorus (Pussy Cats)

Meyer Bello

Viola (...That's the Way It Is)

See also: Meyer Bello Credits.

Arnold Belnick

Violin (Aerial Ballet, ...That's the Way It Is)

See also: Arnold Belnick Credits.

Ben Benay

Guitar (Flash Harry)

See also: Ben Benay Credits.

Colin Bennett

Colin Bennett directed The Point (stage) when it was originally staged in London in 1977.

Bennett is featured in Harry's recording of "All I Think About is You."

See also: Colin Bennett.

John Bergamo

Marimbas (Duit on Mon Dei)

See: John Bergamo Biography

See also: John Bergamo.

Irving Berlin

Songwriter ("Always," "What'll I Do")

See also: Irving Berlin Biography.

Chuck Berry

Songwriter ("You Can't Catch Me," "Sweet Little Sixteen")

See also: Chuck Berry.

Jan Berry

The Jan of Jan and Dean.

See: Jan and Dean

See also: Jan and Dean Biography.

Andrea Best

Real estate agent with Prudential Rodeo Realty's Beverly Hills office who represented the Nilssons when they sold their house in Bel-Air (which Harry built in 1976) shortly after moving to Hidden Hills. The Bel-Air house sold for $2.5 million (the original asking price was over $5 million).

Big Bells

Publisher (Harry Nilsson, Nilsson Schmilsson)

Big Music

Label which issued the Artifacts III bootleg album which contains selections from the "A Toot and a Snore" sessions.


Billboard Magazine

See also: Billboard Magazine.

Blackberry Way

"Blackberry Way" is a song by The Move which features a bit borrowed (as a tribute to Harry) from "Good Old Desk."

See also: The Move.

A. Lee Blackman

A long-time friend of Harry's and the lawyer representing his estate.

Blackwood Music

Song Publisher ("All My Life" and many other songs by Harry)

Michael Blair

Percussionist ("Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah")

See also: Michael Blair Credits.

Andrew Blakeney

Horn (...That's the Way It Is)

See also: Andrew Blakeney Biography.

Richard Blank

In 1986, Blank was President of Mutual Media, Inc. and a member of Hawkeye Entertainment's advisory board.

Blue Jay Way

According to Harry, George Harrison wrote "Blue Jay Way" in Los Angeles while waiting for a visit from Derek Taylor (or Nat Weiss) and Harry.

Bluesy Jam Session

One of the "songs" attempted during the "A Toot and a Snore" sessions.

Colin Blunstone

Colin Blunstone of The Zombies released a cover of Harry's "Without You" as Neil MacArthur.

See also: Colin Blunstone Biography.


BMG is the parent company of RCA

See also: BMG Home Page.


BMI is a non-profit making organization representing more than 180,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers with a repertoire of more than 3,000,000 works in all areas of music. BMI distributes royalties to its affiliates for the use of their works.

See also: BMI Home Page.


As "Bo-Pete," Nilsson recorded "Baa Baa Blacksheep," "Do You Wanna (Have Some Fun)," and "Groovy Little Suzie."


Label which issued Ringo Starr's Stop and Smell the Roses album on which Harry appears.

Dick Bogert

Recording Engineer (Harry)

See also: Dick Bogert Credits.

Samuel Boghossian

Viola (...That's the Way It Is)

See also: Samuel Boghossian Credits.

James E. Bond

Bass (...That's the Way It Is)

See also: James E. Bond Credits.

John Bonham

Led Zepplin's drummer, Bonham, appeared in the film "Son of Dracula".

See also: John Bonham Credits.

Boston Repertory Theater

Esquire Jauchem adapted Harry's The Point for the Boston Repertory Theater stage in 1975.

See also: Boston Repertory Theatre.

Perry Botkin

Songwriter ("There Will Never Be"), arranger, and music publisher. Perry introduced Harry to Phil Spector. Perry arranged "Freckles" and "It's Been So Long" on the Pandemonium Shadow Show album.

See also: Perry Botkin Credits.

Bourne Co.

Song Publisher ("When You Wish Upon a Star")


A long-necked instrument of Greek origin which resembles a mandolin. Chris Spedding plays a bouzouki in "Remember (Christmas)."

See also: Best Of Bouzouki.

David Bowie

When Bowie appeared on Bing Crosby's last Christmas special, he mentioned Harry as one of his favorite singers.

See also: David Bowie Biography.

The Boy Who Knew Everything

An article in the October, 1990, issue of L.A. Magazine reported that Harry had several plans. These plans included writing a children’s book called The Boy Who Knew Everything.

Ray Bradbury

Author. The name of Harry's album Pandemonium Shadow Show came from Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes."

See also: Ray Bradbury.

Brandy Alexander

Harry's favorite drink.
  • 1/2 oz Creme de Cacao (Brown)
  • 1/2 oz Brandy
  • 1/2 oz Heavy Cream
Shake well with cracked ice and strain into cocktail glass.


"The two brightest moments were when I saw the guy shot in the neck with the zip gun. When I was about nine, almost ten, And then after that my mother, sister and I were beaten up by a gang of black girls, a youth gang, in Brooklyn. The next spring we left town." -- Harry

See also: Brooklyn Yahoo Links.

Brooklyn Dodgers

Harry's favorite baseball team.

See also: Brooklyn Dodgers.

Alan Brooks

Brooks played the evil Count in The Point (stage)'s 1991 revival at the Chapel Court Theater in Hollywood, California.

Albert Brooks

Actor, Comedian, Film Maker.

Harry appears as "Lassie" in a track ("Party from Outer Space") from Brooks' A Star is Bought album.

See also: Albert Brooks.

Phil Brown

Engineer (Additional recordings for Nilsson Schmilsson)

Sam Brown

Sam Brown recorded Harry's "Think About Your Troubles."

See also: Sam Brown Biography.

Jack Bruce

Bassist and singer for Cream.

See also: Jack Bruce Biography.

Boudleaux Bryant

Harry recorded a duet of Bryant's "Love Hurts" with Jimmy Webb but the song has never been released to the public.

See also: Boudleaux Bryant Biography.

Tim Bryant

Album Design and Graphics (Knnillssonn)

See also: Tim Bryant Credits.

Paul Buckmaster

After conquering the cello as a child, London-born Paul Buckmaster began playing, composing and arranging and had his first hit with his work on David Bowie's "Space Oddity (Ground Control to Major Tom)" in July 1969. Throughout his career he has worked in a variety of musical contexts: arranging for successful recordings (Elton John's "Your Song," Harry's "Without You," Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" and more recently, Dwight Yoakum's "Try Not To Look So Pretty"); and composing for a number of films (Son of Dracula, Midnight Crossing, 12 Monkeys) and television productions (Matlock, Elvis - The Early Years).

See also: Paul Buckmaster Credits.

Dennis Budimir

Guitar player (...That's the Way It Is, Stop and Smell the Roses)

See also: Dennis Budimir Credits.

Burbank Studios

Some of the Pussy Cats sessions were recorded at the Burbank Studios.

Buried Treasure Music

Publisher ("It Just Ain't Right")

Rob Burt

Burt remixed previously songs from the A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night sessions to create the A Touch More Schmilsson in the Night album and later the As Time Goes By ... the complete Schmilsson in the night album.

James Burton

Guitar ("Foolish Clock")

See also: James Burton Credits.


"A crummy place to grow up if you're blonde and white." -- Harry

See also: Bushwick.