“Lime In The Coconut!” Harry Nilsson’s Musical Madness! John Lennon Shenanigans!

lime in the coconutcourtesy: Jean Chang


“Put The Lime In The Coconut!”

This terrific image was created by Jean Chang, and it illustrates one of rock’s most unique songs!

If you’ve never heard of the song “Coconut”, you are missing out on one of the most unique top ten songs of the pop era…from an album that includes the mega hit “Without You” – AND the rock classic “Jump Into The Fire”…

Harry_Nilsson_Nilsson_Schmilsson

Behold The Brilliant “Nilsson Schmilsson”!!

Lucky for us, there is now a terrific documentary that tells the story of the album, the song, and the mad musical genius behind it!


Hello Harry!

Harry_Nilsson_DVD

Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?) (2010)

The story of Harry Nilsson has been beautifully told in this 2010 documentary – and it’s a fascinating story of a talented singer-songwriter who was ultimately unable to control his demons…and of course, his partner in crime – John Lennon!

lennon-nilsson

The documentary explores the enigmatic life and music of Harry Nilsson in an attempt to answer the question, “Who is Harry Nilsson?” He burst forth with such classic songs as “One”, “Me and My Arrow” and as the singer on “Everybody’s Talkin'” – from the classic film “Midnight Cowboy”…here is a very young Harry Nilsson performing the song:

Harry Nilsson Everybody's Talkin

The film includes new and archive audio and film including great interviews with Robin Williams, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Ray Cooper, the Smothers Brothers, and Micky Dolenz.

Harry Nilsson

“Who is Harry Nilsson?” uses promotional films, music videos, and home movies; segments from the unreleased documentary made during the recording of his “Nilsson Schmilsson” followup “Son of Schmilsson”; and excerpts from Nilsson’s rare TV appearances.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA


“A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night”

The documentary also shows Nilsson’s neglected masterpiece “A Little Touch Of Schmilsson In The Night” – a gorgeously produced homage to the classic era of music – including a beautiful version of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”…which was used int he Tom Hanks – Meg Ryan film “You’ve Got Mail…”

Harry Nilsson


Harry Nilsson – Coconut

Perhaps the strangest hit song ever, “Coconut” was the third single from his 1971 album, Nilsson Schmilsson. It reached #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and it features three distinct characters (the narrator, the sister, and the doctor) all sung in different voices by Nilsson.

lime in the coconutcourtesy: Jean Chang

Jean Chang created this image for a photoshop contest, and it captures perfect the creativity and originality of the song.

And here is a truly bizarre music video from 1971 to support the song:


John Lennon’s Lost Weekend!

Harry Nilsson And John Lennon

Nilsson was a good friend of John Lennon’s – in fact, they drank their way through LA in the mid-70’s during Lennon’s infamous “Lost Weekend” – and Lennon produced Harry’s “Pussycats” album…

Harry Nilsson Producing John Lennon

There is SO much more to this story – the documentary is a “must see” for music fans…he was a great singer-songwriter who died too soon…

harryjohn_01

To read ALL about John Lennon’s post Beatles music career, including his work with Nilsson, check out the terrific book about the Beatles solo work that I wrote about HERE:

https://johnrieber.com/2013/03/03/exclusive-the-lost-beatles-album-the-fab-fours-solo-songs-remixed/

Harry Nilsson grave



Categories: Awards, Books / Media, British Cinema, documentary films, London, Movies, Music, New York, Obscure Movies, Politics, Talent/Celebrities, The Beatles, TV Show, Uncategorized

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

8 replies

  1. Reblogged this on johnrieber and commented:

    Some wacky music for your weekend…

Trackbacks

  1. Harry Nilsson’s “Coconuts”! John Lennon Misadventures! « Music Platter
  2. John Lennon “Beds” Tommy Smothers! Incredible “Give Peace A Chance” Story! The Beatles Get Political! – johnrieber
  3. Forgotten Beatles Songs! Classic Lennon-McCartney Hits – For Others! The Songs The Beatles Gave Away! – johnrieber
  4. “Lost” Beatles Demo! McCartney’s Cilla Black Demo Found! The Songs The Beatles Gave Away! – johnrieber
  5. John Lennon’s Live Duet With Elton John! Lennon’s Last Live Beatles Song! Brilliant “Walls & Bridges!” – johnrieber
  6. Nirvana! Laura Nyro! Harry Nilsson! Coconuts And “Swirling Jacksons”! Song’s With An “N”! – johnrieber
  7. Harry Nilsson’s “Gotta Get Up”! “Russian Doll” Wakes Up To “Nilsson Schmillson” Every Day! Great New Netflix Series! – johnrieber

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog Site of Gabriele R.

Post, news, diary... All the world around me, ALL THE WORDS AROUND YOU

Captain's Quarters

Exploring sci-fi, fantasy, and young adult novels.

Roberta Writes

How you see life depends on how you look at things

Robbie Cheadle

Books | Poems | Reviews

Robbie's inspiration

Ideas on writing and baking

Darlene Foster's Blog

dreamer of dreams, teller of tales

Diary of A Movie Maniac

A Personal Journey Through Cinema & Television

Urban Suburban Girl

(adj.) cul – de – sac couture

You can always start now

exploring possibilities

Realweegiemidget Reviews Films TV Books and more

You can take the girl out of Glasgow. Entertainment Reviews from a Wee Scottish Wife and Stepmum living in Finland.

I didn't have my glasses on....

A trip through life with fingers crossed and eternal optimism.

Through the Shattered Lens

Where mainstream meets grindhouse, exploitation, otaku and gamers

The Planking Traveler

Enjoyable Movement & Active Budget Adventures

Laura's Books and Blogs

Writing tips, giveaways, reviews, essays, and more!

Pages, Places, & Plates

Reviews of books, eateries, experiences, and travel.

Binging on a Budget

"Help Me, I'm Poor."

Sunshine with Savannah

Writer aiming to cultivate kindness. | Exploring, learning, scribbling, finding sunshine wherever I go.

Notes from the U.K.

Exploring the spidery corners of a culture and the weird stuff that tourist brochures ignore.

Drew's Movie Reviews

Movie reviews from your average dude

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Wrangling literary arts for writers: words for people!

The Annual Bloggers Bash

The Official Website for the Best Blogging Event of the Year!

But I Smile Anyway...

Musings and memories, words and wisdom... of a working family woman

Colline's Blog

A potpourri of books and things

Travel with Intent

A photographer's view of the world - words and images to inspire your travels and your dreams

Movie Reviews 101

Daily Movie Reviews & ABC Film Challenge

Cindy Bruchman

Films. Travel. Photography. Books. Let's talk.

From Michigan to Germany

A family from Michigan living abroad in Germany.

JR-Sploitation!

The world's wildest movies from an era of "everything goes!"

Eclectic Alli

A bit of this, a bit of that, the meandering thoughts of a dreamer.

fancypaper

Little Things Make Us Happy

Rust Belt Girl

reading and writing the Rust Belt

Cult Of The Cinema

Exploring Cinematic Diversity

Retired? No one told me!

Tonight I Dream. Tomorrow I Do!

beetleypete

The musings of a Londoner, now living in Norfolk

Suzie Speaks

The Adventures Of a Thirty-Something Life

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

Musings on cats, travel, gardens and life

The BookWorm Drinketh

Give Tea to the Tillerman, But Booze to the Bookworm!

Tranquil Dreams

Watching, Reading, Cooking & Travelling

An Historian About Town

History in the Making

Susie Lindau's Wild Ride

Come for Adventure. Stay for the Ride!

a mindful traveler

explore, live, love...

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Blog magazine for lovers of health, food, books, music, humour and life in general

It Rains... You Get Wet

Still more lazy thoughts from this one...

By Hook Or By Book

Book Reviews, News, and Other Stuff

Admit One Film Addict

Psychotronic Cinema

%d bloggers like this: