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Jerry Walker

Songwriter ("Mr. Bojangles")

See also: Jerry Jeff Walker.

Clifford T. Ward

Songwriter ("Lady Gaye")

See also: Gaye And Other Stories.

Warner Bros.

Publisher ("Without You")

See also: Warner Brothers Home Page.

Warner Spector

The label on which the "A Love Like Yours" duet by Harry and Cher was released.


Publisher of "Theme From Courtship Of Eddie's Father"

Harry Warren

Songwriter ("I Know Why")

See also: Harry Warren Biography.

Don Was

Don Was produced the recording of "Lay Down Your Arms" by Ringo Starr and Stevie Nicks for the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.

See also: Don Was Biography.

Ned Washington

Songwriter ("When You Wish Upon a Star")

See also: Ned Washington Biography.


Harry had a strong dislike for Richard Nixon and was so pleased by the president's downfall that he dedicated an album to Frank Wills, the security guard who foiled the Watergate burglary. Later, Harry and Una honeymooned at the Watergate hotel.

See also: Grolier Online: Watergate.

Watership Down

When asked "What gift from your father do you remember or cherish the most?" Zak Nilsson, Harry's oldest son, replied, "I think that would have to be a copy of Watership Down he bought for me at an airport. He drew a little picture of a bunny and wrote me a note on the inside cover; it has a lot of sentimental value."

See also: Watership Down.

Roger Watkins

On July 3, 1985, Harry Nilsson and Terry Southern acquired the rights to a screenplay called Obituaries by Roger Watkins. On October 23, 1985, they assigned the rights to Hawkeye Entertainment. Nilsson and Southern refined the screenplay and changed its name to Obits. Obits is a black comedy about a frustrated tabloid reporter who goes to Texas to investigate a strange obituary notice and enters the bizarre, surreal world of a group of crazy millionaires from which he never returns. The film was never produced.

Way Out West

Harry's "thumb-as-lighter" cover photo for A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night is based on an Oliver Hardy gag in the Laurel and Hardy film, Way Out West.

See also: Way Out West.

Cynthia Webb

Cynthia Webb played maracas on Harry and John Lennon's recording of "Mucho Mongo-Mt. Elga"

See also: Cynthia Webb Credits.

Jimmy Webb

Songwriter ("What Does A Woman See In A Man").

Harry's friend, Jimmy Webb, performs "Life Line" on the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.

See: Jimmy Webb

See also: The Personal Home Page of Jimmy Webb.

Nat Weiss

According to rumor, Derek Taylor played demos of Harry's Pandemonium Shadow Show to Nat Weiss of the Beatle's management company, NEMS and NEMS attempted to lure Harry away from RCA. But the attempt ended when Beatles manager Brian Epstein died.

William Weiss

Violin (Aerial Ballet)

See also: William Weiss Credits.

Orson Welles

Director, Actor

See also: Orson Welles.

Charles Wesley

Songwriter ("Hark! The Herald Angels Sing")

Ned Wever

Songwriter ("Trust In Me")

Slim Whitman

Slim Whitman recorded Harry's "Travelin' Man."

See also: Slim Whitman.

The Who

See also: The Who Yahoo Links.

Gene Wilder

Harry performs "Ain't It Kinda Wonderful" for the soundtrack of Wilder's film, The World's Greatest Lover.

See also: Gene Wilder.

Larry Williams

Songwriter ("Bony Moronie")

See also: Larry Williams Biography.

Paul Williams

Paul Williams (the singer) recorded a song called "Nilsson Sings Newman."

You don't like Schumann or Randy Newman,
and Nilsson's simply not your cup of tea ...

See: Paul Williams

See also: Interview with Paul Williams.

Paul Williams

Paul Williams (not the singer) was Vice President of Strategic Marketing at RCA Records and was in charge of the CD re-issues of Harry's RCA albums. He remixed the previously unreleased tracks on Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology.

Williams is now the president of House of Hits Productions, Ltd.

Robin Williams

Actor (Popeye). Williams may have been the first to suggest Harry Nilsson to write the songs for Popeye.

See: Robin Williams

See also: Robin Williams Biography.

Victoria Williams

Victoria Williams performs "The Puppy Song" on the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.

See: Victoria Williams Biography

See also: Victoria Williams Yahoo Links.

Hal Willner

Producer (Stay Awake)

See: Hal Willner Biography

See also: Hal Willner.

Frank Wills

Harry dedicated the A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night album to Frank Wills. Wills was the security guard who discovered the Watergate break-in. (d. 9/27/2000)

See also: Exhibit: Nixon and Watergate.

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson performs "This Could Be The Night" on the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.

See also: Brian Wilson Yahoo Links.

Carl Wilson

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

See also: Beach Boys Yahoo Links.


The group Paul McCartney formed after the breakup of The Beatles.

See also: Paul McCartney Yahoo Links.

M. Witmark & Sons

Publisher of "Subterranean Homesick Blues"

Michael Wofford

Piano (Harry). In 1973/1974, Michael Wofford toured with Roger McGuinn's "jazz-rock" band, called "The Adventures of Roger McGuinn."

Fred Wolf

Film Producer (The Point)

See also: Fred Wolf Filmography.

Peter Wolf

Peter Wolf performs "You're Breaking My Heart" on the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.

See also: Peter Wolf Biography.

David Wolfert

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

See also: David Wolfert Credits.

T. Bone Wolk

Accordion player for Harry's version of "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah."

See also: The Slipaway Sessions.

Stevie Wonder

Harry jammed with Stevie Wonder which briefly reunited John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1974. See A Toot and a Snore in '74.

See: Stevie Wonder

See also: Stevie Wonder Yahoo Links.

Roy Wood

Roy Wood, of The Move, borrowed the bridge from "Good Old Desk" for his song, "Blackberry Way," which became the group's only U.K. #1 hit.

See also: Roy Wood Biography.

The World's Greatest Lover

Harry performs "Ain't It Kinda Wonderful" for the soundtrack of The World's Greatest Lover.

See also: The World's Greatest Lover.

Wren Music

Publisher of "Loop de Loop"

Gary Wright

Piano (Nilsson Schmilsson)

See: Gary Wright

See also: The Dreamweaver: Gary Wright Home Page.

Allie Wrubel

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

See also: Allie Wrubel Biography.

Richard L. Wynne

Richard Wynne is the lawyer who handled Harry's bankruptcy for the law firm of Levene & Eisenberg

See also: Richard L. Wynne.