The fans will stay for an hour or so …

2106 R&RHOF NomineesNominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016 have been announced. Once again, Harry Nilsson is not on the list. This is a great disappointment to Nilssons fans including many who have participated in the Harry in the Hall campaign the past year.

Sometimes the journey is as important as the destination. The moment has passed, but the movement lives on. We have just been given another year to share what Harry’s music has meant to us with other fans, musicians, and the public in general.

Some kid is going to see one of the videos and start learning how to play a Nilsson tune on his guitar. A filmmaker is going to read one of the articles online and recall a song of Harry’s that is perfect for the soundtrack of her movie. Some people are going to be reminded of why they love Harry’s music while others are going to fall in love with Harry’s music for the first time.

These little seeds we’ve planted have the potential to become large trees – not only to “keep the memory green” but to encourage it to grow.

Help Put Harry in the Hall

Put Harry in the Hall ...

[Edit: The recording is “in the can,” but your help is still needed to fund post-production and promotion!]

You can support the effort by donating to the Go Fund Me campaign to raise money to cover the expenses of renting the studio and recording the song.

 

Everybody’s Talkin’: The Music of Harry Nilsson – At San Diego Rep, May 23 to June 21

Everybody's Talkin'The San Diego Rep, located in downtown San Diego, California, presents “Everybody’s Talkin’: The Music of Harry Nilsson,” from May 23 to June 21, 2015.

Two Tony-winning Broadway actors, Alice Ripley and Gregory Jbara, star in the “song cycle that explores the incredible journey from innocence to adulthood through the many stages of love.” Based on the music of “the most famously anonymous composer and performer of our time,” Harry Nilsson, “Everybody’s Talkin'”  was created by Steve Gunderson and Javier Velasco (the award-winning team behind “Suds: The Rockin’ 60s Musical Soap Opera” and “Back to Bacharach and David”).

7 p.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays; 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays (plus 2 p.m. June 6 and 4 p.m. June 20); 2 and 7 p.m. most Sundays. San Diego Rep’s Lyceum Stage, 79 Horton Plaza, Gaslamp Quarter. About $38-$67. (619) 544-1000 or sdrep.org