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Harry Nilsson

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Fell in love with "Everybody's Talkin'" from MIDNIGHT COWBOY a few years ago, and was surprised to hear all his music is equally superb. He had some big hits like "Without You" (awesome, beautiful song!) but a lot of his less-known stuff is great, too. "Nilsson Schmilsson" is a great record to start with, and "Personal Best" is a great anthology for a brief overview.

I like his genre-blending. Some of it is classic rock, some of it is ballad-y, some of it is bluesy, jazzy, etc. etc. etc.

He died in 1994 and was bankrupt because his manager stole all his money a few years before his death. People close to him said all the personal stuff he was going through is what affected his health - it was too much for him. He was working on a final album when he died (think it was called "Papa's Brand New Robe" or something) but it was never completed.

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