Harry Nilsson
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"Harry Edward Nilsson III"

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/ isbn= 1-84195-017-3}}), usually credited as "Nilsson", was an American singer-songwriter who achieved the peak of his commercial success in the early 1970s. He is known for the hit singles "Everybody's Talkin'" (1969), "Without You (Badfinger song)#Harry Nilsson version/Without You" (1971), and "Coconut (song)/Coconut" (1972). Nilsson also wrote the song "One (Harry Nilsson song)/One" made famous by the rock band Three Dog Night. He was one of the few major pop-rock recording artists of his era to achieve significant commercial success without ever performing major public concerts or undertaking regular tours.

He received Grammy Awards for two of his recordings; Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance/Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Male in 1970 for "Everybody's Talkin'", a prominent song in the Academy Award-winning movie Midnight Cowboy, and Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male in 1973 for "Without You."

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