2209 Without You – Badfinger (1970)

Filipino single

Filipino single.

Without You was written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans. It was first recorded by Badfinger in 1970. It was recorded at EMI Studios in London and was produced by Geoff Emerick. Without You was first released on Badfinger’s 1970 album No Dice. The song was also released as a single in The Philippines in 1971. Paul McCartney liked the song calling it “the killer song of all time”. Harry Nilsson recorded the song in 1971. His version features Klaus Voormann on bass and Jim Keltner on drums. Harry Nilsson performed the song live with Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band at a one off show in 1992.

1925 Many Rivers To Cross – Jimmy Cliff (1969)


Jimmy Cliff

Many Rivers To Cross was written by Jimmy Cliff. He recorded it in 1969. It was released on his 1969 album Jimmy Cliff. The song was also included on the 1972 soundtrack album The Harder They Come. John Lennon was a fan of Jimmy Cliff and he saw him live in the 1970s. A version recorded by Harry Nilsson in 1974 was produced by John Lennon. That version features Ringo Starr on drums and John Lennon on backing vocals. John Lennon recorded a demo version of the song in 1979.

Now Hear This : Many Rivers To Cross – Harry Nilsson (1974)

1885 The Puppy Song – Harry Nilsson (1969)


The Puppy Song.

The Puppy Song was written by Harry Nilsson in 1968. It was written at the request of Paul McCartney for Apple artist Mary Hopkin. Mary Hopkin recorded the song in 1968 and it was released on her 1969 album Post Card. Her version was produced by Paul McCartney and was the first version released. Harry Nilsson recorded his version the same year and released it on his 1969 album Harry. In the UK it was also released as the B-side to Maybe in 1969.

Now Hear This: The Puppy Song – Mary Hopkin (1969)

1682 Aerial Ballet – Harry Nilsson (1968)


Aerial Ballet.

Aerial Ballet was the third album released by Harry Nilsson. It was recorded in 1967 and 1968 at RCA Victor’s Music Center Of The World in Hollywood, California. The album was produced by Rick Jarrard. The album contained thirteen songs including Daddy’s Song, Good Old Desk, and Everybody’s Talkin’. The album was released on the RCA Victor label in 1968. When Harry Nilsson came to London in 1968 he played John Lennon a demo cut of the album.

Side 1
1) Daddy’s Song
2) Good Old Desk
3) Don’t Leave Me
4) Mr. Richland’s Favorite Song
5) Little Cowboy
6) Together
Side 2
1) Everybody’s Talkin’
2) I Said Goodbye To Me
3) Little Cowboy
4) Mr. Tinker
5) One
6) The Wailing Of The Willow
7) Bath

1575 River Deep – Mountain High – Harry Nilsson (1967)


Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney and John Lennon.

This song was written by Phil Spector, Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich in 1965. It was first recorded by Tina Turner in 1966. Harry Nilsson recorded the song in 1967 for his album Pandemonium Shadow Show. All four of The Beatles owned a copy of the album and River Deep – Mountain High was John Lennon’s favourite track on the album. The song has also been recorded by The Easybeats, Deep Purple, and Eric Burdon And The Animals.

1574 She’s Leaving Home – Harry Nilsson (1967)


Harry Nilsson and John Lennon.

This song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1967. Harry Nilsson recorded the song the same year. It was released on his album Pandemonium Shadow Show. The album also included a version of You Can’t Do That. All four of The Beatles owned a copy of the album.