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"All of Its Variety and Splendor": Van Dyke Parks on Harry Nilsson
9 Sep 2013 // 9:14 PM
Harry Nilsson was one pop music's greatest enigmas, a genius wrapped in his own vices. With the release of the expansive The RCA Albums Collection. To help tell his story, the legendary Van Dyke Parks talks to PopMatters about his old friend and collaborator Harry Nilsson.
Alyn Shipton's 'Nilsson' Is a Perfect Portrait of an Imperfect Man
15 Jul 2013 // 9:05 PM
For a story of this scope there’s neither a moment or word wasted, nor is there seemingly any stone unturned. Bravo to Shipton for not only giving us the first Nilsson biography, and maybe the only one we'll ever need.
Counterbalance: Harry Nilsson's 'Nilsson Schmilsson'
29 Jan 2016 // 3:00 AM
Doctor, ain't there nothing I can take? Doctor? To relieve this bellyache? A 1972 smash (however unlikely) -- and the 938th most acclaimed album of all time -- is this week's Counterbalance. Jump into the fire and join us!
It's a Sad, Sad Situation: The 10 Best Sappy Love Songs of the '70s
20 Aug 2014 // 2:59 AM
If you were a child of the '70s, you no doubt grew up hearing these tunes slipping out your parents' eight-track player and car radio. The songs on the list are sappy, high-drama love ballads -- and for that they're being celebrated
The late Harry Nilsson the subject of affectionate documentary
20 Sep 2010 // 6:22 AM
Songwriter Jimmy Webb calls him "the best singer of our generation." Filmmaker and Monty Python alumnus Terry Gilliam describes him as "a fallen angel." Randy