They Were Collaborators #582


Harry Nilsson and John Lennon

9 comments:

rookgaroo said...

Time to dig out Pussy Cats and give it a long overdue listen.

Fred said...

Was this before or after the infamous bar incident?

Timmy said...

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swac said...

Possibly during.

I enjoy getting out Pussy Cats every now and then. It's kind of a drunken romp, but I love Harry's version of Many Rivers to Cross.

swac said...

Here's a surreal TV ad for Pussy Cats, narrated by Eddie "The Old Philosopher" Lawrence. Ye cats.

Christopher said...

.."People let me tell ya 'bout my beeeest friend.."

Tom Sutpen said...

Fred:

Impossible to say, since the photo is undated . . . added to which, there were many, many such 'bar incidents' during that year-long lost weekend. The other ones just didn't occur at high-profile venues with the press and half the pub crawlers of LA in attendance.

Spending a year with Harry Nilsson in the mid-70s did almost as much to shorten Lennon's life as Mark Chapman did (the fact that it took him five years to recover is no surprise). Only thing he coulda done to top it was marrying George Jones.

Tom Sutpen said...

Stephen:

That is one bizarre ad.

Not a complete surprise, however. I once heard a recording of Harry Nilsson on a radio show Flo & Eddie hosted in the mid 70s, waxing rhapsodic on Eddie Lawrence before going into his own extended 'Old Philosopher' rap. Talk about deranged . . .

Richard Gibson said...

Good photo.

I'm a fan of 'Pussy Cats', I also think The Walkmen's stab at the entire album is decent too. Well worth a listen.