Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is a popular male singer in country music, having achieved many number one singles on the country charts, six multi-platinum albums and sales of over 25 million albums. He is married to popular female country singer Faith Hill. He was born in Delhi, Louisiana. His mother was a waitress named Betty Trimble (née D'Agostino, McGraw later received awards as an Italian-American) and his father was Tug McGraw, a famous relief pitcher for the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Early career

Tug McGraw had a brief affair with Tim's mother, and he was originally named Stanley Tim McGraw. Trimble raised Tim in Start, Louisiana, near Monroe. He didn't discover that McGraw was his father until he was 11. As a child, he was torn between a career in music and a career in athletics. While attending Northwestern State University, he was drawn to a musical career and started playing in clubs around Louisiana. Dropping out of university in 1989, he left for Nashville and played in clubs in that city hoping to be discovered.

He signed with Curb Records in 1990 but it wasn't until 1992 that he had his first minor hit "Welcome to the Club" off his self-titled debut album which failed to make much of a dent on the charts. He achieved a couple of minor hits, "Memory Lane" and "Two Steppin Mind", off the same album in 1993.

Success

The second album Not a Moment Too Soon went on to become the best selling country album in 1994. The first single written by John D. Loudermilk called "Indian Outlaw' caused considerable controversy as critics argued that it presented native Americans in a patronising way. As a result of the controversy, some radio stations refused to play it, but among some Indian tribes, the song was popular, going to the top of the playlist at the clear channel KTNN, the radio voice of the Navajo Nation. The controversy helped spur sales and the song became McGraw's first top ten country single and reached top 20 on the pop charts.

The second track "Don't Take the Girl", a ballad, reached the top of the country charts as did the title track in 1995. "Down on the Farm" reached number two and "Refried Dreams" reached the top 5. The album sold over 5 million copies, topping the Billboard 200 as well as the country album charts. He won Academy of Country Music awards for album of the year and top new male vocalist in 1994.

Continued success and home life

All I Want released in 1995 continued his run of success debuting at number one on the country charts. The album sold over two million copies and reached top 5 on the Billboard 200. "I Like It, I Love It" reached number one on the country charts as the leadoff single while "She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart" also went to number one in 1996. "Can't Really Be Gone" reached number two and "All I Want is a Life" and "Maybe We Should Just Sleep On It" reaching top 5.

In 1996, Tim McGraw toured the US on the “Spontaneous Combustion” tour, which was the most successful country tour of that year. Faith Hill was his support act and the title of the tour turned out to be prophetic as the singers married late in the year. The couple have had three daughters – Gracie Katherine born May 5, 1997, Maggie Elizabeth born August 12, 1998 and Audrey Caroline born December 6, 2001.

His happy family life is in contrast with his father who had a reputation as a hell raiser. Tug McGraw once famously said: "Ninety percent I'll spend on good times, women, and Irish Whiskey. The other ten percent I'll probably waste."

Tim McGraw also produced the debut album by Jo-Dee Messina with long-time associate Byron Gallimore. He has co-produced all three of her albums with Gallimore.

King and Queen of country

Everywhere continued his golden run topping the country charts and reaching number two on the album charts in 1997. The album sold 4 million copies. The first single "It’s Your Love", a duet with Faith Hill, reached number one on the country charts, reached the top ten in the pop charts and became the most played single in the history of the Billboard country charts. Three more singles "Everywhere", "Where the Green Grass Grows" and "Just to See You Smile" reached the top of the country charts from the album. "Just to See You Smile" set a new record spending 42 weeks on the Billboard charts. The Country Music Association awarded Everywhere its album of the year award for 1997.

A Place in the Sun in 1999 was another huge hit topping the US pop and country album charts and selling three million albums. It featured another four chart topping singles on the country charts including "Please Remember Me" with Patty Loveless “Something Like That”, “My Best Friend" and "My Next Thirty Years". By 1999, he had taken over from Garth Brooks as the most popular singer in country music.

Faith Hill's career was also going well. Another duet between the pair "Just to Hear You Say You Love Me" reached the top five of the US country charts. Faith reached number 7 on the Billboard 200 with lead single "This Kiss" reaching number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts and also making the pop charts in other countries including Australia and Canada. Faith also made number 11 on the Canadian album charts. Her follow up album Breathe consolidated her success reaching number one on the Billboard 200 upon release on November 21, 1999 with the title track reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Way you Love Me also reached number 7. The album also featured another duet between the couple called "Let's Make Love" which won a Grammy in 2000 for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. By the end of 1999, Tim McGraw was the most popular country male singer and Faith Hill was one of the most popular singers along with Shania Twain.

During summer 1999, Tim McGraw toured the US with the Dixie Chicks as the support artist as well as appearing as the headline artist at the George Strait Country Music Festival. In 2000, he released a "Greatest Hits" album which again topped the charts spending nine weeks on top of the country charts. He and his tour support artist Kenny Chesney got involved in a scuffle with police officers when Chesney attempted to ride one of their horses - Tim McGraw was later cleared of the charges.

In the latter half of 2000, he and Hill went out on the "Soul 2 Soul 2000" tour playing to sellout crowds in 64 venues including Madison Square Gardens. It was one of the top tours of any genre in the US and the leading country tour during 2000.

Set This Circus Down was released in 2001 featuring four number one country hits - "Grown Men Don't Cry", "Angry All the Time", "The Cowboy in Me" and "Unbroken". A duet with Jo-Dee Messina "Bring on the Rain" also topped the country charts. "Things Change" made the history as the first country song to chart from a downloaded version following his performance of the song at the CMA Awards Show.

Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors

In 2002, Tim McGraw bucked country music traditions by recording his album Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors with his tour band the Dancehall Doctors in the Catskill Mountains. Unlike rock music where it is commonplace for touring bands such as the E Street Band or Crazy Horse to play on albums with the artist they support, country albums are normally recorded with session musicians.

Tim McGraw states on his web site that he felt he owed it to the musicians who had been an integral part of his success. "My previous albums were done in pretty much the Nashville way—the session guys came in and laid down their tracks and then I sang. I'm proud of all of those records, but I wanted to capture some of the feel and groove that I loved in my favorite records when I was growing up. It's almost unheard of for a country artist to record with his road band, but my guys have been with me for a long time, and they're an important part of what I do. And it was time to get that on a record."

All of the Dancehall Doctors had been with Tim McGraw since at least 1996. They include:

  • Darran Smith - lead guitar;
  • Denny Hemington - steel guitar;
  • Bob Minner - acoustic guitar;
  • John Marcus - bass guitar;
  • Dean Brown - fiddler;
  • Jeff McMahon - keyboards;
  • Billy Mason - drums; and
  • David Dunkley - percussion.

Tim McGraw and the Dance Hall Doctors was released on November 26, 2002 reached number 2 on the country charts with "Real Good Man" reaching number one. "She's My Kind of Rain" reached number 2 in 2003 and "Red Rag Top" reached the top 5. The album also features a faithful cover version of "Tiny Dancer" from Elton John's album Madman Across the Water. The artist also features appearances by Kim Carnes on "Comfort Me" - a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks - and Don Henley and Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles on "Illegal".

Over and Over

In late 2004, his unlikely duet with rapper Nelly on "Over and Over", a soft ballad of lost love, became an enormous crossover hit. [1] (http://www.sixshot.com/articles/4572/)

"Over and Over" brought McGraw a success he had never previously experienced on contemporary hit radio, and brought both artists success neither had previously experienced in the hot adult contemporary market.

Politics

In a 2004 interview, McGraw said he would like to run for public office in the future. In the same interview, he praised former President Bill Clinton, unusual in the predominantly Republican country music industry.

Discography

  • Tim McGraw (album) (1993)
  • Not a Moment Too Soon (1994)
  • All I Want (1995)
  • Everywhere (1997)
  • Place in the Sun (1999)
  • Greatest Hits (Tim McGraw) (2000)
  • Set this Circus Down (2001)
  • Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors (2002)
  • Live Like You Were Dying (2004)

Further reading

Tim McGraw: Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors - This is Ours, Atria Books, 2002 (ISBN 074346706X).


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Tim McGraw: Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors - This is Ours, Atria Books, 2002 (ISBN 074346706X). As of 2005, Nilsson's final album, tentatively titled Papa's Got a Brown New Robe, has never been released. In a 2004 interview, McGraw said he would like to run for public office in the future. In the same interview, he praised former President Bill Clinton, unusual in the predominantly Republican country music industry. A little over a month later, the 2-CD anthology he worked on with RCA Victor, Personal Best, was released. "Over and Over" brought McGraw a success he had never previously experienced on contemporary hit radio, and brought both artists success neither had previously experienced in the hot adult contemporary market. He completed the vocal tracks for the album on 15 January 1994, and then died that night of heart failure. [1] (http://www.sixshot.com/articles/4572/). 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.

In late 2004, his unlikely duet with rapper Nelly on "Over and Over", a soft ballad of lost love, became an enormous crossover hit. His health was also deteriorating, and in 1993, he suffered a massive heart attack. Schmit of the Eagles on "Illegal". 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. The artist also features appearances by Kim Carnes on "Comfort Me" - a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks - and Don Henley and Timothy B. He joined the Coalition to Stop Handgun Violence and begain making public appearances solely to raise money for their cause. The album also features a faithful cover version of "Tiny Dancer" from Elton John's album Madman Across the Water. Nilsson was profoundly affected by the murder of John Lennon in December 1980.

Tim McGraw and the Dance Hall Doctors was released on November 26, 2002 reached number 2 on the country charts with "Real Good Man" reaching number one. "She's My Kind of Rain" reached number 2 in 2003 and "Red Rag Top" reached the top 5. However, Nilsson increasingly began referring to himself as as a "retired musician". They include:. 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. All of the Dancehall Doctors had been with Tim McGraw since at least 1996. He wrote a musical play, Zapata, with Perry Botkin, Jr., which got as far as being performed in Connecticut but never moved to Broadway. And it was time to get that on a record.". Nilsson's musical work after leaving RCA Victor was sporadic.

It's almost unheard of for a country artist to record with his road band, but my guys have been with me for a long time, and they're an important part of what I do. This, combined with RCA Victor releasing a Nilsson Greatest Hits collection without consulting him, prompted Nilsson to leave the label. I'm proud of all of those records, but I wanted to capture some of the feel and groove that I loved in my favorite records when I was growing up. 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. "My previous albums were done in pretty much the Nashville way—the session guys came in and laid down their tracks and then I sang. RCA Victor seemed to agree, and promised Nilsson a substantial marketing campaign for the album. Tim McGraw states on his web site that he felt he owed it to the musicians who had been an integral part of his success. 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.

Unlike rock music where it is commonplace for touring bands such as the E Street Band or Crazy Horse to play on albums with the artist they support, country albums are normally recorded with session musicians. Finally, Nilsson recorded what he later considered to be his favorite album, 1977's Knnillssonn. In 2002, Tim McGraw bucked country music traditions by recording his album Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors with his tour band the Dancehall Doctors in the Catskill Mountains. 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. A duet with Jo-Dee Messina "Bring on the Rain" also topped the country charts. "Things Change" made the history as the first country song to chart from a downloaded version following his performance of the song at the CMA Awards Show. The resulting album, Pussy Cats, was a shock for listeners who knew Nilsson as one of the best singers of his generation. Set This Circus Down was released in 2001 featuring four number one country hits - "Grown Men Don't Cry", "Angry All the Time", "The Cowboy in Me" and "Unbroken". 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.

It was one of the top tours of any genre in the US and the leading country tour during 2000. In a widely publicized incident, they were ejected from the Troubadour in West Hollywood for drunken heckling of the Smothers Brothers. In the latter half of 2000, he and Hill went out on the "Soul 2 Soul 2000" tour playing to sellout crowds in 64 venues including Madison Square Gardens. However, their time together in California became known much more for heavy drinking and drug use than it did for musical collaboration. He and his tour support artist Kenny Chesney got involved in a scuffle with police officers when Chesney attempted to ride one of their horses - Tim McGraw was later cleared of the charges. Lennon was intent upon producing Nilsson's next album, much to Nilsson's delight. In 2000, he released a "Greatest Hits" album which again topped the charts spending nine weeks on top of the country charts. 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.

During summer 1999, Tim McGraw toured the US with the Dixie Chicks as the support artist as well as appearing as the headline artist at the George Strait Country Music Festival. (Nilsson fans still await this film's release in some home video format.). By the end of 1999, Tim McGraw was the most popular country male singer and Faith Hill was one of the most popular singers along with Shania Twain. The session was filmed, and was broadcast as a television special by the BBC in the UK. The album also featured another duet between the couple called "Let's Make Love" which won a Grammy in 2000 for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. 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. The Way you Love Me also reached number 7. 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.

Her follow up album Breathe consolidated her success reaching number one on the Billboard 200 upon release on November 21, 1999 with the title track reaching number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. 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). Faith also made number 11 on the Canadian album charts. Still, the album did well, and the single "Spaceman" was a Top 40 hit. Faith reached number 7 on the Billboard 200 with lead single "This Kiss" reaching number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 pop charts and also making the pop charts in other countries including Australia and Canada. 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. Another duet between the pair "Just to Hear You Say You Love Me" reached the top five of the US country charts. 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.

Faith Hill's career was also going well. Nilsson followed quickly with Son of Schmilsson (1972), released while its predecessor was still on the charts. By 1999, he had taken over from Garth Brooks as the most popular singer in country music. 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. It featured another four chart topping singles on the country charts including "Please Remember Me" with Patty Loveless “Something Like That”, “My Best Friend" and "My Next Thirty Years". The second single was "Coconut", a novelty calypso number. A Place in the Sun in 1999 was another huge hit topping the US pop and country album charts and selling three million albums. 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.

The Country Music Association awarded Everywhere its album of the year award for 1997. Nilsson Schmilsson yielded three hit singles that could not be more stylistically different from each other. "Just to See You Smile" set a new record spending 42 weeks on the Billboard charts. Later that year, Nilsson went to England with producer Richard Perry to record what became the most successful album of his career. The first single "It’s Your Love", a duet with Faith Hill, reached number one on the country charts, reached the top ten in the pop charts and became the most played single in the history of the Billboard country charts. Three more singles "Everywhere", "Where the Green Grass Grows" and "Just to See You Smile" reached the top of the country charts from the album. Nilsson's album of songs from The Point! was well-received, and spawned a hit single, "Me and My Arrow". The album sold 4 million copies. Nilsson's next project was an animated film, The Point!, created with animation director Fred Wolf, and broadcast on ABC television in 1971.

Everywhere continued his golden run topping the country charts and reaching number two on the album charts in 1997. 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. He has co-produced all three of her albums with Gallimore. 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. Tim McGraw also produced the debut album by Jo-Dee Messina with long-time associate Byron Gallimore. 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. The other ten percent I'll probably waste.". 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".

Tug McGraw once famously said: "Ninety percent I'll spend on good times, women, and Irish Whiskey. The result, "Best Friend", was very popular, but Nilsson never released the song on record. His happy family life is in contrast with his father who had a reputation as a hell raiser. 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. The couple have had three daughters – Gracie Katherine born May 5, 1997, Maggie Elizabeth born August 12, 1998 and Audrey Caroline born December 6, 2001. 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. Faith Hill was his support act and the title of the tour turned out to be prophetic as the singers married late in the year. 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.

In 1996, Tim McGraw toured the US on the “Spontaneous Combustion” tour, which was the most successful country tour of that year. 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'". "Can't Really Be Gone" reached number two and "All I Want is a Life" and "Maybe We Should Just Sleep On It" reaching top 5. He replied, "Nilsson". "I Like It, I Love It" reached number one on the country charts as the leadoff single while "She Never Lets It Go to Her Heart" also went to number one in 1996. Paul was then asked to name his favorite American group. The album sold over two million copies and reached top 5 on the Billboard 200. He replied, "Nilsson".

All I Want released in 1995 continued his run of success debuting at number one on the country charts. 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. He won Academy of Country Music awards for album of the year and top new male vocalist in 1994. 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. The album sold over 5 million copies, topping the Billboard 200 as well as the country album charts. 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. "Down on the Farm" reached number two and "Refried Dreams" reached the top 5. 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.

The second track "Don't Take the Girl", a ballad, reached the top of the country charts as did the title track in 1995. Music industry insiders were impressed both with the songwriting, and with Nilsson's pure-toned, multi-octave vocals. The controversy helped spur sales and the song became McGraw's first top ten country single and reached top 20 on the pop charts. Nilsson signed with RCA Victor in 1967 and released an album, Pandemonium Shadow Show, which was a critical (if not commercial) success. As a result of the controversy, some radio stations refused to play it, but among some Indian tribes, the song was popular, going to the top of the playlist at the clear channel KTNN, the radio voice of the Navajo Nation. (Despite this growing success, Nilsson was still working the night shift at the bank.). Loudermilk called "Indian Outlaw' caused considerable controversy as critics argued that it presented native Americans in a patronising way. 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.

The first single written by John D. He also established a relationship with songwriter and publisher Perry Botkin, Jr., who began to find a market for Nilsson's songs. The second album Not a Moment Too Soon went on to become the best selling country album in 1994. In 1964, Nilsson worked with Phil Spector, writing three songs with him. He achieved a couple of minor hits, "Memory Lane" and "Two Steppin Mind", off the same album in 1993. Another recording, "Donna, I Understand", convinced Mercury Records to offer Nilsson a contract, and release recordings by him under the name Johnny Niles. He signed with Curb Records in 1990 but it wasn't until 1992 that he had his first minor hit "Welcome to the Club" off his self-titled debut album which failed to make much of a dent on the charts. One, "Baa Baa Blackseep", was released under the pseudonym Bo Pete to some small local airplay.

Dropping out of university in 1989, he left for Nashville and played in clubs in that city hoping to be discovered. (Little Richard, upon hearing Nilsson sing, reportedly remarked, "My! You sing good for a white boy!") Marascalco also financed some independent singles by Nilsson. While attending Northwestern State University, he was drawn to a musical career and started playing in clubs around Louisiana. In 1963, Nilsson began to have some early success as a songwriter, working with John Marascalco on a song for Little Richard. As a child, he was torn between a career in music and a career in athletics. Nilsson replied that he had already been paid -- five dollars a track.). He didn't discover that McGraw was his father until he was 11. (Years later, when Nilsson became famous, Turner decided to release these early recordings, and contacted Nilsson to work out a fair payment.

Trimble raised Tim in Start, Louisiana, near Monroe. Turner paid Nilsson five dollars for each track they recorded. Tug McGraw had a brief affair with Tim's mother, and he was originally named Stanley Tim McGraw. 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. His mother was a waitress named Betty Trimble (née D'Agostino, McGraw later received awards as an Italian-American) and his father was Tug McGraw, a famous relief pitcher for the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies. 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. He was born in Delhi, Louisiana. 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.

He is married to popular female country singer Faith Hill. As early as 1958, Nilsson was hooked on the new wave of music, especially rhythm and blues artists like Ray Charles. Tim McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is a popular male singer in country music, having achieved many number one singles on the country charts, six multi-platinum albums and sales of over 25 million albums. He did so well, in fact, that the bank kept him on even after discovering the lie about his education. Live Like You Were Dying (2004). (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. Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors (2002). 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.

Set this Circus Down (2001). 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. Greatest Hits (Tim McGraw) (2000). 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. Place in the Sun (1999). 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. Everywhere (1997). An autobiographical reference to this is found in the opening to Nilsson's song "1941":.

All I Want (1995). His father, Harry Edward Nilsson, Jr., abandoned the family three years later. Not a Moment Too Soon (1994). Nilsson was born in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York in 1941. Tim McGraw (album) (1993). His most well-known recordings are "Without You" and "Everybody's Talkin'". David Dunkley - percussion. 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.

Billy Mason - drums; and. For most of his recordings, he did not use his first name, and was credited only as Nilsson. Jeff McMahon - keyboards;. 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. Dean Brown - fiddler;. Dawn Eden, One Last Touch of Nilsson (Goldmine magazine, April 29, 1994). John Marcus - bass guitar;. The Girl Next Door (2004) - "Jump Into the Fire".

Bob Minner - acoustic guitar;. Around the Bend (2004) - "Daddy's Song". Denny Hemington - steel guitar;. Shanghai Knights (2003) - "One". Darran Smith - lead guitar;. The Rules of Attraction (2002) - "Without You". Punch-Drunk Love (2002) - "He Needs Me" (Shelley Duvall's version from Popeye).

Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) - "Everything's Got 'Em", "Me and My Arrow". Bridget Jones' Diary (2001) - "Without You". High Fidelity (2000) - "The Moonbeam Song". You've Got Mail (1998) - "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City", "Remember", "The Puppy Song", "Over The Rainbow".

Practical Magic (1998) - "Coconut". The Ice Storm (1997) - "Coconut". Ellen Foster (1997) - "Remember". Angel on My Shoulder (1997).

Casino (1995) - "Without You". Forrest Gump (1994) - "Everybody's Talkin'". Private School for Girls (1993) - "You're Breakin' My Heart". Caroline (animated short, 1993) - "Caroline".

Reservoir Dogs (1992) - "Coconut". Goodfellas (1990) - "Jump Into the Fire". Real Life (1979) - "Jump Into the Fire". All That Jazz (1979) - "Perfect Day".

La Mortadella (1971) - "I Guess the Lord Must Be in New York City". Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971) - "Don't Leave Me". Me, Myself and I (1992) song "Me, Myself and I" written and performed. The Fisher King (1991) song "How About You" performed.

Camp Candy (TV series, animated, 1989-1991) theme song written, and performed with John Candy. First Impressions (TV series, 1988) theme song co-written, performed. Handgun (1983) song "Lay Down Your Arms" written and performed. Popeye (1980) all songs written.

In God We Trust (1980) new version of "Good For God" performed. 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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