Songwriter ("Mr. Bojangles")
See also: Jerry Jeff Walker.
Clifford T. Ward
Songwriter ("Lady Gaye")
See also: Gaye And Other Stories.
Publisher ("Without You")
See also: Warner Brothers Home Page.
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"
Songwriter ("I Know Why")
See also: Harry Warren Biography.
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.
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.
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.
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 played maracas on Harry and John Lennon's recording of "Mucho Mongo-Mt. Elga"
See also: Cynthia Webb Credits.
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.
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.
Violin (Aerial Ballet)
See also: William Weiss Credits.
See also: Orson Welles.
Songwriter ("Hark! The Herald Angels Sing")
Songwriter ("Trust In Me")
Slim Whitman recorded Harry's "Travelin' Man."
See also: Slim Whitman.
See also: The Who Yahoo Links.
Harry performs "Ain't It Kinda Wonderful" for the soundtrack of Wilder's film, The World's Greatest Lover.
See also: Gene Wilder.
Songwriter ("Bony Moronie")
See also: Larry Williams Biography.
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 (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.
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 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.
Producer (Stay Awake)
See: Hal Willner Biography
See also: Hal Willner.
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 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 (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"
Piano (Harry). In 1973/1974, Michael Wofford toured with Roger McGuinn's "jazz-rock" band, called "The Adventures of Roger McGuinn."
Film Producer (The Point)
See also: Fred Wolf Filmography.
Peter Wolf performs "You're Breaking My Heart" on the For The Love of Harry: Everybody Sings Nilsson album.
See also: Peter Wolf Biography.
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.
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, 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.
Publisher of "Loop de Loop"
Piano (Nilsson Schmilsson)
See: Gary Wright
See also: The Dreamweaver: Gary Wright Home Page.
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.