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Harry Nilsson

1941 - 1994

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Harry Edward Nilsson III (June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994), sometimes credited as Nilsson, was an American singer-songwriter who reached the peak of his 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. 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.Born in Brooklyn, Nilsson moved to Los Angeles as a teenager to escape his family's poor financial situation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry Nilsson has received more than 5,647,047 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Harry Nilsson is the 377th most popular singer (up from 405th in 2019), the 2,353rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,509th in 2019) and the 119th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Harry Nilsson ranks 377 out of 3,528Before him are Senesino, Selena, Dino Merlin, Alpha Blondy, Malcolm McLaren, and Katy Perry. After him are Karen Carpenter, Henri Salvador, Liz Mitchell, Black, Laila Halme, and Randy Newman.

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Among people born in 1941, Harry Nilsson ranks 142Before him are Sigmar Polke, Philippe Honoré, Paul Bremer, Maurice White, Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya, and Akiko Wakabayashi. After him are Otto Sander, Tom Fogerty, Michael Apted, Adrian Lyne, Nora Ephron, and Infante Alfonso of Spain. Among people deceased in 1994, Harry Nilsson ranks 90Before him are Jérôme Lejeune, Golo Mann, Alain Cuny, Woody Strode, Donald Judd, and Derek Jarman. After him are Dick Sargent, Roberto Burle Marx, Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Jack Unterweger, Juan Carlos Onetti, and Paisios of Mount Athos.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harry Nilsson ranks 2,353 out of 18,182Before him are Robert B. Laughlin (1950), Annie Oakley (1860), Harry Dexter White (1892), Stefanie Powers (1942), Daniel Stern (1957), and Grace Moore (1898). After him are Bill Gates Sr. (1925), Karen Carpenter (1950), Robert F. Engle (1942), Charles Martin Hall (1863), Van Cliburn (1934), and James Montgomery Flagg (1877).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Harry Nilsson ranks 119Before him are Joe Lynn Turner (1951), Kanye West (1977), Selena Gomez (1992), LP (1981), Selena (1971), and Katy Perry (1984). After him are Karen Carpenter (1950), Randy Newman (1943), Tracy Chapman (1964), Frankie Valli (1934), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), and Pinetop Perkins (1913).

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