Harry & Me is a beautifully designed treasure trove of over 280 memories of Harry Nilsson by the fans and musicians who loved him most, illustrated with rare and personal photos and memorabilia. The first 1,000 copies come with a bonus CD — Harry on Harry — rare recordings from the 60s, 70s and 80s of Harry Nilsson talking about everything from Bertrand Russell to The Beatles.
The Story Behind 1962 Demo Recordings
In 1962, Harry Nilsson was paid $5 a track to record demos of songwriter Scott Turner’s songs. When Nilsson hit it big, Turner ended up releasing the tracks as an album, and contacted Nilsson to work out payment. Nilsson turned him down. He had already been paid – $5 a track. That album was reissued several times over the years with different titles (Early Tymes, Nilsson ’62: The Debut Sessions, and Hollywood Dreamer).