Harry Nilsson

1941 - 1994

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Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994), known professionally as Nilsson, was an American singer-songwriter who achieved the peak of his commercial success in the early 1970s. His work is characterized by pioneering vocal overdub experiments, returns to the Great American Songbook, and fusions of Caribbean sounds. A tenor with a 3+1⁄2 octave range, Nilsson was one of the few major pop-rock recording artists to achieve significant commercial success without ever performing major public concerts or undertaking regular tours. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Nilsson has received more than 4,132,046 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Harry Nilsson is the 406th most popular singer (up from 484th in 2019), the 2,510th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,697th in 2019) and the 128th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Harry Nilsson ranks 406 out of 3,541Before him are Cecilia Bartoli, Percy Sledge, Lill-Babs, Monica Zetterlund, Peppino di Capri, and Senesino. After him are Tracy Chapman, Zeynab Khanlarova, Raina Kabaivanska, Malcolm McLaren, Salomé, and Paul Robeson.

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Among people born in 1941, Harry Nilsson ranks 151Before him are Charles Whitman, Myron Scholes, Robert D. Putnam, Percy Sledge, Mirosław Hermaszewski, and Nora Ephron. After him are Peter Bonetti, Barbara Brylska, Captain Beefheart, Jon Brower Minnoch, Yuri Norstein, and Bakili Muluzi. Among people deceased in 1994, Harry Nilsson ranks 98Before him are Álvaro del Portillo, Vaikom Muhammad Basheer, Max Morlock, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Yevgeny Leonov, and Roberto Burle Marx. After him are Claude Akins, Aleksandar Petrović, Dick Sargent, Olga Rubtsova, Manos Hatzidakis, and Cameron Mitchell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harry Nilsson ranks 2,510 out of 15,968Before him are Jack Nicklaus (1940), Daniel Inouye (1924), Duane Allman (1946), Nora Ephron (1941), Michael Parks (1940), and Russell Means (1939). After him are Julia Ann (1969), Clifford Brown (1930), Tracy Chapman (1964), Bob Pettit (1932), Andrew Taylor Still (1828), and Richard Axel (1946).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Harry Nilsson ranks 128Before him are Pinetop Perkins (1913), Frankie Valli (1934), Lee Hazlewood (1929), Marc Anthony (1968), Janet Jackson (1966), and Percy Sledge (1941). After him are Tracy Chapman (1964), Paul Robeson (1898), Billy Preston (1946), Natalie Cole (1950), Taylor Swift (1989), and Linda Ronstadt (1946).