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Harry Nilsson Fans Release 'Put Harry in the Hall' Video

10/12/2015
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(Radio.com) Fans of 70's rock icon Harry Nilsson have stepped up to write and record a song titled 'Put Harry in the Hall" as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame reveal the latest nominations.

Back on Aug. 10, 2015, more than 30 professional musicians, actors, artists, friends, fans and Harry Nilsson's family members gathered to record a song to 'sing him into his rightful place at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame." The behind-the-scenes video of the recording of the song, which is posted on YouTube, honors the late-singer and songwriter beautifully.

Nilsson released 16 albums including a few film soundtracks like 1974's Son of Dracula and Robin Williams' 1980 film Popeye. He won two Grammy Awards including the Best Contemporary Vocals for the Fred Neil-written song 'Everybody's Talkin'" in 1970, which was featured on the soundtrack to the Oscar-winning 1969 film Midnight Cowboy. He passed away from a heart attack in 1994.

According to Newser, on top of winning the two aforementioned Grammys, Nillsson wrote hits for Three Dog Night and The Monkees and was named-checked by The Beatles as their 'favorite group." David Leaf, who produced the documentary Who is Harry Nilsson (…and Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)?, suggests that people don't know Nilsson because he didn't want them to. Read more and watch the video here.

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