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Remembering Harry Nilsson on his Birthday

Harry Nilsson Grave Stone

The late, great singer/songwriter Harry Nilsson was born on this day, June 15th, in 1941. I recently watched the unbelievably well-made documentary, Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)? which is now available on DVD via Netflix.

I’m a huge fan of Nilsson’s music, as he reached the height of his popularity in the sixties and seventies, when I was growing up, so I thought I knew a lot about the guy. But Who is Harry Nilsson? gave me quite a schooling on the details of Nilsson’s life and career that I couldn’t have imagined. Continue reading Remembering Harry Nilsson on his Birthday

Nirvana’s Debut Album, Bleach, Is Released

Nirvana Bleach
“No Recess”

On This Day, June 15th in 1989: Nirvana released their debut album Bleach. Initially the album sold 30,000 copies but would later go on to be certified platinum. The album was recorded by legendary engineer Jack Endino in 30 hours for a cost of $606.17, using a reel-to-reel 8-track machine. It’s hard to believe it’s been over twenty years since we first heard “About a Girl” and “Love Buzz,” right? Bleach is my favorite Nirvana album.