Harry Nilsson was an artist, pure and simple. In the early Seventies it was impossible to listen to radio for more than an hour without hearing one of his songs. Starting in the Sixties Nilsson wrote and recorded for TV, films, commercials and recorded hundreds of songs for popular release. Nilsson never toured and rarely performed live. He was, after all, an artist(songwriter). Like many "artists" Harry liked to drink and lived an idiosyncratic lifestyle. At the outset of his career he was championed by no less than the Beatles. John Lennon and Ringo Starr became life long pal's and drinking buddies. Cass Elliot(formally of the Mamas and Papas) died while residing at Harry's flat in London in 1974. Keith Moon, Who drummer and Harry's good friend, died in the same room as Elliot in 1978 as a guest of Nilsson's.
Choosing a song was almost impossible but I went with the odd radio hit "Coconut"
Harry Nilssion passed away of a massive heart attack in 1994.