David, that's actually "Without You", Harry's only #1 US single, written by Peter Ham and Tom Evans of Badfinger.
As a songwriter it must be frustrating for Harry Nilsson to have his only #1 hit as a singer be written by somebody else!
Harry Nilsson shot himself in the foot by recording You're Breakin' My Heart. Nothing he did after the album Son of Schmilsson sold very well at all.Harry's been gone 28 years now. The one time I met him, that's a question I didn't think to ask. Actually, his two biggest hits were written by other songwriters. Fred Neil wrote "Everybody's Talkin'".
Well, it wasn't one song that did it. While 16-year-old me and my buddies thought "You're Breakin' My Heart" ruled, the fact is a lot of the SON OF SCHMILSSON album was a self-indulgent, self-destructive move ("Take 54", "Joy", the false beginning to "Remember (Christmas)" followed by a belch, the final line of "The Most Beautiful World In The World", the phony album promo spot and "I'd Rather Be Dead (Than Wet My Bed)").Harry Nilsson shot himself in the foot by recording You're Breakin' My Heart. Nothing he did after the album Son of Schmilsson sold very well at all.
I love the fact that my stumbling onto a 54 year old newspaper clipping stuffed in an LP, has sent Mr. Hagerty on a fact-finding tour of the Internet. With success!
Going through some old LPs today, I found a stash of extra A&M stuff in a box in a closet that had been removed from my shelves for space. I was going to go through them to see if any of the pressings were unique or anything, Discogs-wise, and the first one I opened was my old original LP of WARM.
As I pulled the record and innersleeve out of the jacket, along with it came a very yellowed piece of newspaper dated August 3, 1969. It was from a paper called The Sunday News. I don't believe it was a Philly paper - probably something my sister saved for me from her Sunday paper up in Levittown, PA.
Anyway, I've scanned the article which is a review of a couple of new summer albums. Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass get the top spot with a picture. It's followed by Joni Mitchell's CLOUDS. I've scanned it and removed much of the yellowing and boosted the faded contrast.
When I am looking at used lp's from A&M I am always looking into them to see if I can find one of the old catalogs.I love the fact that my stumbling onto a 54 year old newspaper clipping stuffed in an LP, has sent Mr. Hagerty on a fact-finding tour of the Internet. With success!