Music today has been Harry Nilsson’s Aerial Ballet (1968). Stylistically, he lives in his own world. Somebody commented the other day after I posted Aldous Harding’s debut album, that she is almost her own genre, well you could say the same about Harry. Fred Neil’s classic song Everybody’s Talkin’ is on this album, featured in the classic film Midnight Cowboy (1969) starring Dustin Hoffman and Angelina Jolie’s father Jon Voight and Warhol Superstar, Viva. For those of you that remember Porpoise Song from The Monkees‘ album Head (1968) that appeared on A Box Of Birds, the opening track on this album, Nilsson’s Daddy’s Song was covered by The Monkees for this movie. The track One was made famous by Three Dog Night (No.5 in the US in 1969) and has been recorded many times by a wide range of artists from Aimee Mann to John Farnham to Dokken and many more.
Music Of The Daze
The musical musings in this post are an excerpt from my daily blog, TO WHERE I AM NOW, featured on my main website. See more pictures and read the full post here.