George Michael

This article is about the musician. George Michael is also the name of a former radio DJ and current sports presenter. See The George Michael Sports Machine.
George Michael

George Michael (born June 25, 1963) is a British pop singer/songwriter born in Bushey, Hertfordshire.

Wham!

Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, Michael began his career by forming a band called 'The Executives' together with Andrew Ridgeley. The band didn't survive for long though. It wasn't until he formed the duo Wham! together again with his best friend Andrew Ridgeley in the early 1980s that the success came for the band. Their first album, 'Fantastic', was an instant success and within a year they had released their classic debut single, Wham Rap, while their second single, Young Guns (Go For It!) became the first in a string of Top 10 hits. They were rapidly followed by titles such as Club Tropicana, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Careless Whisper, Last Christmas, Everything She Wants, I'm Your Man, and many more. Michael also sang on the original Band Aid recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas and donated the profits from 'Last Christmas' to the charity. After the success of his solo releases "Careless Whisper" and "Different Corner" stories of an impending split intensified. After a series of sell-out concerts at Wembley in 1986 the band was ended.

Solo career

Some of his biggest hit singles as a solo artist include the single "Faith" (taken from his debut album Faith that not only became No.1 on both sides of the Atlantic but also resulted in stunning 6 No.1 singles in America) and many more.

"Careless Whisper" (written when he was 17) became one of the most played songs of the decade and voted Londoner's Favourite record of all time in January 1995 in a competition run jointly by the capital's leading evening newspaper and radio station. He was then also voted Best Male Singer by the same radio station and by the readers of a national newspaper. Some of his other hits include "Father Figure", "One More Try", "Freedom 90", "Fastlove", "Jesus To A Child", "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (a duet with Elton John), 2002's "Freeek!" and "Shoot The Dog".

His work covers a variety of pop styles, from ballads to funky dance tracks. In a career spanning more than 20 years, George Michael has been responsible for more than 80 million album sales.

Having decided to release his new material through a number of labels on a single-by-single basis, George found a home at Sony for his new, highly anticipated album Patience. It was released in March 2004 after two unstellar singles came out on Polydor and it debuted at number one on the UK album charts and number 2 in Australia.

Notoriety

Michael was involved in a court case concerning his record contract after his record company CBS was taken over by Sony. Amongst Michael's complaints was that Sony had not fully supported the release of his second solo album resulting in its poor performance in the US compared to "Faith". Sony responded that Michael had refused to appear in promotional videos and it was this that had caused the poor response to the album. The case was heard in London and was found against Michael. As a consequence Michael declared he would not release any new material until he had completed the minimum of his contractual obligations to Sony.

Michael is also well known for his 1998 arrest for "engaging in a lewd act" in a public restroom in a Beverly Hills city park. He was arrested by an undercover Beverly Hills police officer named Marcelo Rodriguez.

George Michael: "Well, I was followed into the restroom, and then, this cop - well, I didn't know he was a cop at the time obviously – he started playing this game. I think it's called ‘I'll show you mine, you show me yours, and then when you show me yours, I'm gonna nick you!'" [1] (http://gaytoday.badpuppy.com/garchive/people/110998pe.htm)

After pleading "no contest" to the charge, Michael was fined $810 and sentenced to 80 hours of community service. After that incident, he became open about his homosexuality.

Soon afterwards, Michael made a video for his single "Outside" which was clearly based on the public restroom incident and which featured men dressed up as policemen kissing. Rodriguez, the police officer, claimed that this video "mocked" him, and also that Michael had slandered him in interviews, and in 1999 filed a ten million dollar lawsuit in California against the singer. The court dismissed the case on the grounds related to the officer's status as a kind of public official, but an appeals court reinstated the case on December 3, 2002.

George has often taken a public political stance. George Michael sang as part of Band Aid on the charity song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" for famine relief in Ethiopia and Wham! played at Live Aid in 1985. In the 1980s, George Michael was very critical of Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government and its cruise missile alliance with the United States. George said that he felt bad, since through his taxes he was paying for these weapons, yet was obliged to never dodge his tax obligations to his home country.

In December 2004 Elton John stated in an interview that he believed George Michael should 'get out more'. As both John and Michael were openly gay and had performed together on several occasions many were surprised at the public spat. In an open letter response Michael claimed he and Elton were not good friends and that John had little knowledge of his personal life other than what he might glean from gossip.

Future career

George Michael announced that Patience will be the last record on sale to the public. He told BBC Radio 1 on March 10, 2004 that future music that he puts out will be available for download with fans encouraged to make a donation to charity. He said: "I've been very well remunerated for my talents over the years so I really don't need the public's money. I'd like to have something on the Internet which is a charitable download site where anyone can download my music for free. I'll have my favourite charities up there and people will hopefully donate to that."

He states that the decision will put less pressure to produce a new album every so often and allow him to have more of a private life with his partner Kenny Goss.

Discography

Albums

  • As part of Wham!
    • Fantastic (1983) #1 UK, #83 US
    • Make It Big (1984) #1 UK, #1 US
    • Music From The Edge of Heaven (1986) #10 US
    • The Final (1986) (compilation) #2 UK
    • If You Were There (The Best of Wham) (1997) #4 UK
  • As a solo artist
    • Faith (1987) #1 UK, #1 US
    • Listen without Prejudice, Vol. 1 (1990) #1 UK, #2 US
    • Five live (with Queen & Lisa Stansfield) (1992) #1 UK (singles chart), #46 US
    • Older (1996) #1 UK, #6 US
    • Ladies & Gentlemen (Best Of George Michael) (1998) #1 UK, #24 US
    • Songs from the Last Century (1999) #2 UK, #157 US
    • Patience (2004) #1 UK, #12 US

Hit singles

  • from Fantastic!
    • 1982 "Young Guns (Go For It)" #3 UK
    • 1983 "Wham Rap" #8 UK
    • 1983 "Bad Boys" #2 UK
    • 1983 "Club Tropicana" #4 UK
  • non-album single
    • 1983 "Club Fantastic Megamix" #15 UK
  • from Make It Big
    • 1984 "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" #1 UK, #1 US
    • 1984 "Careless Whisper" (credited to George Michael solo) #1 UK, #1 US
    • 1984 "Freedom" #1 UK, #3 US (1985 release)
    • 1984 "Everything She Wants" #2 UK (double A-side with Last Christmas in the UK), #1 US (1985 release)
  • from Music from the Edge of Heaven
    • 1985 "I'm Your Man" #1 UK, #3 US
    • 1985 "Last Christmas" (re-issue) #6 UK
    • 1986 "The Edge of Heaven" #1 UK (double A-side with Where Did Your Heart Go in the UK), #10 US
    • 1986 "A Different Corner" #1 UK, #7 US
  • from Aretha (Aretha Franklin album)
    • 1987 "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (with Aretha Franklin) #1 US, #1 UK
  • from Faith
    • 1987 "I Want Your Sex" #3 UK, #2 US
    • 1987 "Faith" #2 UK, #1 US
    • 1988 "Father Figure" #11 UK, #1 US
    • 1988 "One More Try" #8 UK, #1 US
    • 1988 "Monkey" #13 UK, #1 US
    • 1988 "Kissing a Fool" #18 UK, #5 US
  • from Listen without Prejudice, Vol. 1
    • 1990 "Praying for Time" #6 UK, #1 US
    • 1990 "Waiting for That Day" #23 UK, #27 US
    • 1990 "Freedom 90" #28 UK, #8 US
    • 1991 "Heal the Pain" #31 UK
  • non-album single
    • 1991 "Don't Let the Sun Go down on Me" (with Elton John) #1 UK, #1 US
  • from Red Hot + Dance various artists charity album
    • 1992 "Too Funky" #4 UK, #10 US
  • from Five Live EP
    • 1993 "Somebody to Love" #30 US
  • from Older
    • 1996 "Jesus to a Child" #1 UK, #7 US
    • 1996 "Fast Love" #1 UK, #8 US
    • 1996 "Spinning the Wheel" #2 UK
    • 1997 "Older/I Can Make You Love Me" #3 UK
    • 1997 "Star People '97" #2 UK
  • non-album single
    • 1997 "Waltz Away Dreaming" (Toby Bourke feat. George Michael) #10 UK
  • from Older
    • 1997 "You Have Been Loved/The Strangest Thing '97" #2 UK
  • from Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael
    • 1998 "Outside" #2 UK
    • 1999 "As" (with Mary J. Blige) #4 UK
  • from Greatest Hits (Whitney Houston album)
    • 2000 "If I Told You That" (with Whitney Houston) #9 UK
  • from Patience
    • 2002 "Freeek!" #7 UK
    • 2002 "Shoot the Dog" #12 UK
    • 2004 "Amazing" #4 UK
    • 2004 "Flawless (Go to the City)" #8 UK
    • 2004 "Round Here" #32 UK

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He states that the decision will put less pressure to produce a new album every so often and allow him to have more of a private life with his partner Kenny Goss. As of 2005, Nilsson's final album, tentatively titled Papa's Got a Brown New Robe, has never been released. I'll have my favourite charities up there and people will hopefully donate to that.". A little over a month later, the 2-CD anthology he worked on with RCA Victor, Personal Best, was released. I'd like to have something on the Internet which is a charitable download site where anyone can download my music for free. He completed the vocal tracks for the album on 15 January 1994, and then died that night of heart failure. He said: "I've been very well remunerated for my talents over the years so I really don't need the public's money. After surviving that, he began pressing his old label, RCA Victor, to release a boxed-set retrospective of his career, and also started recording again, attempting to complete one final album.

He told BBC Radio 1 on March 10, 2004 that future music that he puts out will be available for download with fans encouraged to make a donation to charity. His health was also deteriorating, and in 1993, he suffered a massive heart attack. George Michael announced that Patience will be the last record on sale to the public. Nilsson found himself in a dire financial situation when his trusted financial adviser embezzled all the money he had ever made as a recording artist. In an open letter response Michael claimed he and Elton were not good friends and that John had little knowledge of his personal life other than what he might glean from gossip. He joined the Coalition to Stop Handgun Violence and begain making public appearances solely to raise money for their cause. As both John and Michael were openly gay and had performed together on several occasions many were surprised at the public spat. Nilsson was profoundly affected by the murder of John Lennon in December 1980.

In December 2004 Elton John stated in an interview that he believed George Michael should 'get out more'. However, Nilsson increasingly began referring to himself as as a "retired musician". George said that he felt bad, since through his taxes he was paying for these weapons, yet was obliged to never dodge his tax obligations to his home country. He wrote all the songs for Robert Altman's movie-musical Popeye (1980), and recorded one more album, Flash Harry, which was released in the UK but not in the USA. In the 1980s, George Michael was very critical of Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government and its cruise missile alliance with the United States. He wrote a musical play, Zapata, with Perry Botkin, Jr., which got as far as being performed in Connecticut but never moved to Broadway. George Michael sang as part of Band Aid on the charity song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" for famine relief in Ethiopia and Wham! played at Live Aid in 1985. Nilsson's musical work after leaving RCA Victor was sporadic.

George has often taken a public political stance. This, combined with RCA Victor releasing a Nilsson Greatest Hits collection without consulting him, prompted Nilsson to leave the label. The court dismissed the case on the grounds related to the officer's status as a kind of public official, but an appeals court reinstated the case on December 3, 2002. However, the death of Elvis Presley caused RCA Victor to ignore everything except meeting demand for Presley's back catalog, and the promised marketing push never happened. Rodriguez, the police officer, claimed that this video "mocked" him, and also that Michael had slandered him in interviews, and in 1999 filed a ten million dollar lawsuit in California against the singer. RCA Victor seemed to agree, and promised Nilsson a substantial marketing campaign for the album. Soon afterwards, Michael made a video for his single "Outside" which was clearly based on the public restroom incident and which featured men dressed up as policemen kissing. With his voice strong again, and his songs exploring musical territory reminiscent of Harry or The Point!, Nilsson had every right to expect Knnillssonn to be a comeback album.

After that incident, he became open about his homosexuality. Finally, Nilsson recorded what he later considered to be his favorite album, 1977's Knnillssonn. After pleading "no contest" to the charge, Michael was fined $810 and sentenced to 80 hours of community service. Nilsson's voice had mostly recovered by his next release, Duit on Mon Dei (1975), but neither it nor its follow-ups, Sandman and ...That's the Way It Is (both 1976) met with chart success. He was arrested by an undercover Beverly Hills police officer named Marcelo Rodriguez. The resulting album, Pussy Cats, was a shock for listeners who knew Nilsson as one of the best singers of his generation. Michael is also well known for his 1998 arrest for "engaging in a lewd act" in a public restroom in a Beverly Hills city park. To make matters worse, Nilsson ruptured a vocal cord during the sessions for this album, but hid the fact due to fear that Lennon would call a halt to the production.

As a consequence Michael declared he would not release any new material until he had completed the minimum of his contractual obligations to Sony. In a widely publicized incident, they were ejected from the Troubadour in West Hollywood for drunken heckling of the Smothers Brothers. The case was heard in London and was found against Michael. However, their time together in California became known much more for heavy drinking and drug use than it did for musical collaboration. Sony responded that Michael had refused to appear in promotional videos and it was this that had caused the poor response to the album. Lennon was intent upon producing Nilsson's next album, much to Nilsson's delight. Amongst Michael's complaints was that Sony had not fully supported the release of his second solo album resulting in its poor performance in the US compared to "Faith". 1974 found Nilsson back in California, and when John Lennon moved there during his separation from Yoko Ono, the two musicians rekindled their earlier friendship.

Michael was involved in a court case concerning his record contract after his record company CBS was taken over by Sony. (Nilsson fans still await this film's release in some home video format.). It was released in March 2004 after two unstellar singles came out on Polydor and it debuted at number one on the UK album charts and number 2 in Australia. The session was filmed, and was broadcast as a television special by the BBC in the UK. Having decided to release his new material through a number of labels on a single-by-single basis, George found a home at Sony for his new, highly anticipated album Patience. While in hindsight, the sessions showcased an extremely talented singer in one of his best performances, this was not the sort of thing that was going to burn up the charts in the 1970s. In a career spanning more than 20 years, George Michael has been responsible for more than 80 million album sales. Performing a selection of pop standards by the likes of Irving Berlin and Kalmar & Ruby, Nilsson sang in front of an orchestra arranged and conducted by veteran Gordon Jenkins in sessions produced by his constant supporter Derek Taylor.

His work covers a variety of pop styles, from ballads to funky dance tracks. This disregard for commercialism in favor of artistic satisfaction showed itself in Nilsson's next release, A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night (1973). Some of his other hits include "Father Figure", "One More Try", "Freedom 90", "Fastlove", "Jesus To A Child", "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" (a duet with Elton John), 2002's "Freeek!" and "Shoot The Dog". Still, the album did well, and the single "Spaceman" was a Top 40 hit. He was then also voted Best Male Singer by the same radio station and by the readers of a national newspaper. With lyrics like "I sang my balls off for you, baby", "Roll the world over / And give her a kiss and a feel", and the notorious "You're breaking my heart / You're tearing it apart / So f--k you", Nilsson had travelled far afield from his earlier work. "Careless Whisper" (written when he was 17) became one of the most played songs of the decade and voted Londoner's Favourite record of all time in January 1995 in a competition run jointly by the capital's leading evening newspaper and radio station. Besides the problem of competing with himself, Nilsson's decision to give free rein to his bawdiness and bluntness on this release alienated some of his earlier, more conservative fan base.

Some of his biggest hit singles as a solo artist include the single "Faith" (taken from his debut album Faith that not only became No.1 on both sides of the Atlantic but also resulted in stunning 6 No.1 singles in America) and many more. Nilsson followed quickly with Son of Schmilsson (1972), released while its predecessor was still on the charts. After a series of sell-out concerts at Wembley in 1986 the band was ended. The third, "Jump Into the Fire", was raucous, screaming rock and roll, including a drum solo by Derek and the Dominos' Jim Gordon and a bass detuning by Herbie Flowers. After the success of his solo releases "Careless Whisper" and "Different Corner" stories of an impending split intensified. The second single was "Coconut", a novelty calypso number. Michael also sang on the original Band Aid recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas and donated the profits from 'Last Christmas' to the charity. The first was a cover of Badfinger's song, "Without You", featuring a highly emotional arrangement and soaring vocals to match, a performance that was rewarded with Nilsson's second Grammy Award.

They were rapidly followed by titles such as Club Tropicana, Wake Me Up Before You Go Go, Careless Whisper, Last Christmas, Everything She Wants, I'm Your Man, and many more. Nilsson Schmilsson yielded three hit singles that could not be more stylistically different from each other. Their first album, 'Fantastic', was an instant success and within a year they had released their classic debut single, Wham Rap, while their second single, Young Guns (Go For It!) became the first in a string of Top 10 hits. Later that year, Nilsson went to England with producer Richard Perry to record what became the most successful album of his career. It wasn't until he formed the duo Wham! together again with his best friend Andrew Ridgeley in the early 1980s that the success came for the band. Nilsson's album of songs from The Point! was well-received, and spawned a hit single, "Me and My Arrow". The band didn't survive for long though. Nilsson's next project was an animated film, The Point!, created with animation director Fred Wolf, and broadcast on ABC television in 1971.

Born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou, Michael began his career by forming a band called 'The Executives' together with Andrew Ridgeley. The resuit, Nilsson Sings Newman (1970), was commercially disappointing but was named Record of the Year by Stereo Review magazine, and provided momemtum to Newman's career. George Michael (born June 25, 1963) is a British pop singer/songwriter born in Bushey, Hertfordshire. Nilsson was so impressed with Newman's talent that he devoted his entire next album to Newman compositions, with Newman himself playing piano behind Nilsson's multi-tracked vocals. 2004 "Round Here" #32 UK. While the album still presented Nilsson as primarily a songwriter, his astute choice of cover material included, this time, a song by a little-known composer named Randy Newman. 2004 "Flawless (Go to the City)" #8 UK. Nilsson's next album, Harry (1969), was his first to hit the charts, and also provided a Top 40 single with "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City".

2004 "Amazing" #4 UK. The result, "Best Friend", was very popular, but Nilsson never released the song on record. 2002 "Shoot the Dog" #12 UK. Nilsson was also commissioned at this time to write and perform the theme song for the ABC television series The Courtship of Eddie's Father. 2002 "Freeek!" #7 UK. Aerial Ballet also contained Nilsson's version of his own composition, "One", which was later taken to the top of the charts by Three Dog Night. from Patience

    . A minor hit at the time of release, the song would become extremely popular a year later when it was featured in the film Midnight Cowboy, and would earn Nilsson his first Grammy Award.

    2000 "If I Told You That" (with Whitney Houston) #9 UK. Pandemonium Shadow Show was followed in 1968 by Aerial Ballet, an album that included Nilsson's rendition of Fred Neil's song "Everybody's Talkin'". from Greatest Hits (Whitney Houston album)

      . He replied, "Nilsson". Blige) #4 UK. Paul was then asked to name his favorite American group. 1999 "As" (with Mary J. He replied, "Nilsson".

      1998 "Outside" #2 UK. When John Lennon and Paul McCartney held a press conference in 1968 to announce the formation of Apple Corps, John was asked to name his favorite American artist. from Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael

        . Some of the albums from Derek Taylor's box eventually ended up with the Beatles themselves, who quickly became Nilsson fans. This may have been helped by the track "You Can't Do That", in which Nilsson covered one Beatles song but added 22 others in the multi-tracked background vocals. 1997 "You Have Been Loved/The Strangest Thing '97" #2 UK. With a major-label release, and continued songwriting success (The Monkees had a hit with Nilsson's "Cuddly Toy"), Nilsson finally felt secure enough in the music business to quit his job with the bank. from Older
          . One such insider was Beatles press officer Derek Taylor, who bought an entire box of copies of the album to share this new sound with others.

          George Michael) #10 UK. Music industry insiders were impressed both with the songwriting, and with Nilsson's pure-toned, multi-octave vocals. 1997 "Waltz Away Dreaming" (Toby Bourke feat. Nilsson signed with RCA Victor in 1967 and released an album, Pandemonium Shadow Show, which was a critical (if not commercial) success. non-album single

            . (Despite this growing success, Nilsson was still working the night shift at the bank.). 1997 "Star People '97" #2 UK. His recording contract was picked up by Tower Records, who did nothing with it, but his songs were now being recorded by Glen Campbell, Fred Astaire, The Yardbirds, and many other artists.

            1997 "Older/I Can Make You Love Me" #3 UK. He also established a relationship with songwriter and publisher Perry Botkin, Jr., who began to find a market for Nilsson's songs. 1996 "Spinning the Wheel" #2 UK. In 1964, Nilsson worked with Phil Spector, writing three songs with him. 1996 "Fast Love" #1 UK, #8 US. Another recording, "Donna, I Understand", convinced Mercury Records to offer Nilsson a contract, and release recordings by him under the name Johnny Niles. 1996 "Jesus to a Child" #1 UK, #7 US. One, "Baa Baa Blackseep", was released under the pseudonym Bo Pete to some small local airplay.

            from Older

              . (Little Richard, upon hearing Nilsson sing, reportedly remarked, "My! You sing good for a white boy!") Marascalco also financed some independent singles by Nilsson. 1993 "Somebody to Love" #30 US. In 1963, Nilsson began to have some early success as a songwriter, working with John Marascalco on a song for Little Richard. from Five Live EP
                . Nilsson replied that he had already been paid -- five dollars a track.). 1992 "Too Funky" #4 UK, #10 US. (Years later, when Nilsson became famous, Turner decided to release these early recordings, and contacted Nilsson to work out a fair payment.

                from Red Hot + Dance various artists charity album

                  . Turner paid Nilsson five dollars for each track they recorded. 1991 "Don't Let the Sun Go down on Me" (with Elton John) #1 UK, #1 US. Uncle John's singing lessons, along with Nilsson's natural talent, surely helped when he got a job singing demos for songwriter Scott Turner in 1960. non-album single
                    . His job with the bank was on the night shift, so Nilsson spent his days infiltrating Los Angeles music business offices, making friends and developing connections. 1991 "Heal the Pain" #31 UK. He had taken early stabs at performing while he was working at the Paramount, forming a vocal duo with his friend Jerry Smith and singing close harmonies in the style of the Everly Brothers.

                    1990 "Freedom 90" #28 UK, #8 US. As early as 1958, Nilsson was hooked on the new wave of music, especially rhythm and blues artists like Ray Charles. 1990 "Waiting for That Day" #23 UK, #27 US. He did so well, in fact, that the bank kept him on even after discovering the lie about his education. 1990 "Praying for Time" #6 UK, #1 US. (He only made it through 9th grade.) He turned out to have an aptitude for computers, which were just starting to be employed by banks at the time. 1

                      . When the Paramount closed (circa 1960), Nilsson applied for a job at a bank, falsely stating he was a high school graduate on his application.

                      from Listen without Prejudice, Vol. Due to the poor financial situation of his family, Nilsson worked from an early age, including a job at the Paramount Theater in Los Angeles. 1988 "Kissing a Fool" #18 UK, #5 US. One relative who turned out to be an important influence on him was his Uncle John, a mechanic in San Bernadino, California, who taught him to sing properly. 1988 "Monkey" #13 UK, #1 US. Harry grew up with his mother Bette Nilsson and his younger half-sister, periodically moving to California or back to New York, and living with a procession of relatives and stepfathers. 1988 "One More Try" #8 UK, #1 US. An autobiographical reference to this is found in the opening to Nilsson's song "1941":.

                      1988 "Father Figure" #11 UK, #1 US. His father, Harry Edward Nilsson, Jr., abandoned the family three years later. 1987 "Faith" #2 UK, #1 US. Nilsson was born in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York in 1941. 1987 "I Want Your Sex" #3 UK, #2 US. His most well-known recordings are "Without You" and "Everybody's Talkin'". from Faith

                        . Despite some spectacular successes, including two Grammy Awards, Nilsson's tendency to make broad stylistic jumps from one record to the next and his iconoclastic decisions kept him from capitalizing on those successes.

                        1987 "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (with Aretha Franklin) #1 US, #1 UK. For most of his recordings, he did not use his first name, and was credited only as Nilsson. from Aretha (Aretha Franklin album)

                          . Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 - January 15, 1994) was an American songwriter, singer, pianist and guitarist, most popular during the 1960s and 1970s. 1986 "A Different Corner" #1 UK, #7 US. Dawn Eden, One Last Touch of Nilsson (Goldmine magazine, April 29, 1994). 1986 "The Edge of Heaven" #1 UK (double A-side with Where Did Your Heart Go in the UK), #10 US. The Girl Next Door (2004) - "Jump Into the Fire".

                          1985 "Last Christmas" (re-issue) #6 UK. Around the Bend (2004) - "Daddy's Song". 1985 "I'm Your Man" #1 UK, #3 US. Shanghai Knights (2003) - "One". from Music from the Edge of Heaven

                            . The Rules of Attraction (2002) - "Without You". 1984 "Everything She Wants" #2 UK (double A-side with Last Christmas in the UK), #1 US (1985 release). Punch-Drunk Love (2002) - "He Needs Me" (Shelley Duvall's version from Popeye).

                            1984 "Freedom" #1 UK, #3 US (1985 release). Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) - "Everything's Got 'Em", "Me and My Arrow". 1984 "Careless Whisper" (credited to George Michael solo) #1 UK, #1 US. Bridget Jones' Diary (2001) - "Without You". 1984 "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" #1 UK, #1 US. High Fidelity (2000) - "The Moonbeam Song". from Make It Big

                              . You've Got Mail (1998) - "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City", "Remember", "The Puppy Song", "Over The Rainbow".

                              1983 "Club Fantastic Megamix" #15 UK. Practical Magic (1998) - "Coconut". non-album single

                                . The Ice Storm (1997) - "Coconut". 1983 "Club Tropicana" #4 UK. Ellen Foster (1997) - "Remember". 1983 "Bad Boys" #2 UK. Angel on My Shoulder (1997).

                                1983 "Wham Rap" #8 UK. Casino (1995) - "Without You". 1982 "Young Guns (Go For It)" #3 UK. Forrest Gump (1994) - "Everybody's Talkin'". from Fantastic!

                                  . Private School for Girls (1993) - "You're Breakin' My Heart". Patience (2004) #1 UK, #12 US. Caroline (animated short, 1993) - "Caroline".

                                  Songs from the Last Century (1999) #2 UK, #157 US. Reservoir Dogs (1992) - "Coconut". Ladies & Gentlemen (Best Of George Michael) (1998) #1 UK, #24 US. Goodfellas (1990) - "Jump Into the Fire". Older (1996) #1 UK, #6 US. Real Life (1979) - "Jump Into the Fire". Five live (with Queen & Lisa Stansfield) (1992) #1 UK (singles chart), #46 US. All That Jazz (1979) - "Perfect Day".

                                  1 (1990) #1 UK, #2 US. La Mortadella (1971) - "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City". Listen without Prejudice, Vol. Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971) - "Don't Leave Me". Faith (1987) #1 UK, #1 US. Me, Myself and I (1992) song "Me, Myself and I" written and performed. As a solo artist

                                    . The Fisher King (1991) song "How About You" performed.

                                    If You Were There (The Best of Wham) (1997) #4 UK. Camp Candy (TV series, animated, 1989-1991) theme song written, and performed with John Candy. The Final (1986) (compilation) #2 UK. First Impressions (TV series, 1988) theme song co-written, performed. Music From The Edge of Heaven (1986) #10 US. Handgun (1983) song "Lay Down Your Arms" written and performed. Make It Big (1984) #1 UK, #1 US. Popeye (1980) all songs written.

                                    Fantastic (1983) #1 UK, #83 US. In God We Trust (1980) new version of "Good For God" performed. As part of Wham!

                                      . The World's Greatest Lover (1978) song "Ain't It Kinda Wonderful" performed. Son of Dracula (1974) actor (lead role), all songs performed. The Point! (1971) story, all songs written and performed.

                                      Jenny (1970) song "Waiting" written and performed. Midnight Cowboy (1969) new version of "Everybody's Talkin'" performed. The Courtship of Eddie's Father (TV series, 1969-1972) theme song written and performed, incidental music. Skidoo (1968) songs written and performed, soundtrack music composer, actor (bit role).

                                      Flash Harry (1980) (not released in USA). Knnillssonn (1977). ...That's the Way It Is (1976). Sandman (1976).

                                      Duit on Mon Dei (1975). Pussy Cats (1974). Son of Dracula (1974). A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night (1973).

                                      Son of Schmilsson (1972). Nilsson Schmilsson (1971). Aerial Pandemonium Ballet (1971). The Point! (1971).

                                      Nilsson Sings Newman (1970). Harry (1969). Skidoo (soundtrack) (1968). Aerial Ballet (1968).

                                      Pandemonium Shadow Show (1967). Spotlight on Nilsson (1966).

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