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Neil MacArthur

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

Steve Madaio

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

Hank Magill

Recording Engineer (Aerial Ballet)

Mailing List

See: Nilsson Mailing List

Leonard Malarsky

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


Location for the film Popeye. A recording studio was built on location in Malta for the film.

Mama Cass

On July 29, 1974 Mama Cass (Cass Elliot) died of a heart attack in the apartment she had rented from Harry.

Mama Told Me Not To Come

Song by Randy Newman.

Manfred Mann

Klaus Voormann was once a member of Manfred Mann.

See also: Manfred Mann.

Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann performs "One" on the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.

See also: Aimee Mann.

John Marascalco

Songwriter. Marascalco is best known for his work with Little Richard on songs such as "Good Golly Miss Molly." He co-wrote several songs with Scott Turner which were performed by Harry. He also co-wrote several songs with Harry: "John Marascalco deserves a lot of credit. He was the first guy to loan me 300 bucks, and he also took me into the fold to write songs with him."

Gordon Howard Marrow

Violin (Duit on Mon Dei)

Bill Martin

Songwriter ("Rainmaker").
"Bill is sort of ah, he's a cross between a Will Rogers and a Lenny Bruce leaning more towards Will Rogers and Mark Twain, than Bruce. Bill isn't a controversial person, he's very non-offensive, he tries not to offend anyone and his humor is very general but humorous and intelligent...he has the ability to nail things down, describe something so ah, someone will know exactly what it looks like when he walks into the room, that ability you know, and that's coupled with a humorous sense that should be recorded by someone [laughs]."
-- Harry Nilsson

Tony Martin, Jr.

Engineer and co-producer of the remake of "Blanket For A Sail" for the For Our Children album. Martin also produced Harry's recording of the Camp Candy theme.

Tony Martin Jr.

Musician (Flash Harry)

Hernandez Martinez

Songwriter ("Diez Indios")


Martoni's is a Los Angeles music industry hangout where Harry was known to occasionally hangout.

Groucho Marx

Actor. Marx appeared in Skidoo.

See also: Groucho Marx.

Marylebone Registry Office

On April 27, 1981 Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney, George Harrison and Harry were on hand for Ringo Starr's marriage to actress Barbara Bach at London's Marylebone Registry Office, the same place where the McCartneys tied the knot in 1969.

The Masked Alberts Orchestra

The Masked Alberts Orchestra is featured on Harry's recording of "Many Rivers to Cross."

Shirley Matthews

Choir, Chorus (...That's the Way It Is)

Conrad E. Mauge, Jr.

Songwriter ("Zombie Jamboree (Back to Back)")


Label which issued the The Fisher King (soundtrack) and The Point on Stage (cast recordings) albums.

See also: MCA Home Page.

Joseph McCarthy

Songwriter ("I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," "You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It)")

Linda McCartney

Author, Photographer, Keyboard Player, Wife of Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney

Songwriter ("Yesterday," "Mother Nature's Son," "She's Leaving Home," "You Can't Do That")

See also: Paul McCartney Yahoo Links.

Van McCoy

Songwriter ("Baby, I'm Yours")

Lew McCreary

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

Rod McKuen

When Rick Jarrard first proposed signing Harry Nilsson to a contract at RCA, executives at the company argued, "But we already have a singer/songwriter, Rod McKuen."

Malcolm McNabb

Trumpet (Duit on Mon Dei)

Mike McNaught

Harry was impressed by Mike McNaught's arrangement of the music for the London stage presentation of The Point so he invited McNaught to arrange the music for the Knnillssonn album.

Me, Myself and I

Harry and Andy Cahan composed the music for the soundtrack of Me, Myself and I.

See also: Me, Myself and I.

Phil Melcher

Melcher sings backing on Harry's "With a Bullet."

Michael Melvoin

Harpsichord (Aerial Ballet), Organ (Aerial Ballet), Piano (Aerial Ballet)

Marge Meoli

A&R Coordination (Knnillssonn)

Peter Mercurio

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


The Flash Harry album was released in the UK by Mercury.

See also: Mercury Records.

Burgess Meredith

Actor. Meredith appeared in Skidoo.

See also: Burgess Meredith.

Mermaid Theatre

The Point (stage) was performed at the Mermaid Theatre in London in 1976 and 1977. The cast featured Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones.

Richard Merson

Merson played the King, the Leafman and the baby pterodactyl in The Point (stage)'s 1991 revival at the Chapel Court Theater in Hollywood, California.

G. W. Meyer

Songwriter ("For Me And My Gal")

The Midge Carroll Story

In 1987, Hawkeye Entertainment announced a joint venture with Esparza/Katz to produce "The Midge Carroll Story" based on the life of the first female California prison warden.

Midnight Cowboy

A film by John Schlesinger which won the Oscar ® for Best Picture in 1969. The film features Harry's version of "Everybody's Talkin'."

See also: Midnight Cowboy.

Midnight Special

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

William Miller

Songwriter ("A Thousand Miles Away")

Takashi Misawa

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).


Label which issued the bootleg A Toot and a Snore in '74 album.

Guy Mitchell

Songwriter ("The Only Light")

Joni Mitchell

Songwriter ("Case of You")

See also: Joni Mitchell.

Ollie Mitchell

Trumpet (Aerial Ballet)

Mobile Fidelity

Label which issued the Nilsson Schmilsson (gold CD) "Gold CD" album.

See also: Mobile Fidelity.

Modern Folk Quartet

The Modern Folk Quartet recorded Harry's "This Could Be The Night."

Joseph Mohr

Songwriter ("Silent Night")

Joey Molland

A member of Badfinger. Songwriter ("Without You")

See also: Badfinger Home Page.

James V. Monaco

Songwriter ("You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want To Do It)")


The original Pre-Fab Four. Harry wrote "Cuddly Toy" and "Daddy's Song" for The Monkess and appears as an instrumentalist or singing backing vocals on a few of their songs.

Harry impressed most of the group when he auditioned several of his songs for them: "So I sang seven, eight or nine songs, and Michael Nesmith said, 'Man, where the fuck did you come from? You just sat down there and blew our minds like that. We've been looking for songs, and you just sat down and played an album for us. Shit! Goddammit!' He threw something on the floor. And he went and got Micky Dolenz and he said to him, 'Would you listen to this man? Listen to that!' Micky gave a surprised laugh, and Davy Jones started laughing over one song, and it was like the three of them were just out of their tree. Only Peter Tork couldn't give a shit."

See also: Yahoo's Monkee Links.

Monty Python's Life of Brian

Movie featuring Eric Idle's "Bright Side of Life which Harry performed on the Flash Harry album.

See also: Monty Python's Life of Brian.

Keith Moon

Drummer for The Who and friend of Harry's. Moon shared Nilsson's love for Laurel and Hardy. He would be Ollie and Harry would be Stan.

Drums (Pussy Cats)."It's hard to give impressions of Keith Moon because there were so many Keith Moons. I miss him dearly, terribly. He was extremely bright, funny, charismatic ... just a great friend." -- Harry Nilsson

See also: Who Home Page.

The Moonbeam Show

A collection of art works by E. J. Gold inspired by Harry's songs.

John Moore

Songwriter ("At My Front Door")

John Morell

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

Barry Morgan

Drums (Son of Schmilsson)

David Morrow

Songwriter ("Sister Marie")

Jerry Moss

Co-founder of A&M.

See also: A&M Records.


The Move recorded a brief tribute to Harry in their song "Blackberry Way." Roy Wood, songwriter for The Move, borrowed the bridge from "Good Old Desk" for the song which became the group's only U.K. #1 hit.

Erik Mueller

Choir, Chorus (Pussy Cats)

Rachel Mueller

Choir, Chorus (Pussy Cats)

Audie Murphy

Songwriter. Several of his songs are on the Early Tymes and Nilsson '62 - The Debut Sessions albums.

See also: Audie Murphy Biography.

Pat Murphy

Percussion, Conga (Duit on Mon Dei)

MusicMasters Rock

The For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album was released by MusicMasters Rock and distributed by BMG.


Label which issued the Early Tymes album.


Publisher ("First Impressions Main Theme")


See also: Muzak®.

Myers Music

Publisher ("Rock Around the Clock")

James Myers

Songwriter ("Rock Around the Clock")

Fredric Myrow

Organ, Arranger (Duit on Mon Dei)

The Mysterious Karsten

Organ player for The Falcons.