January 20, 2017– HARRY NILSSON

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‘Spot light on a Song’

Hello music fans.   Today I share some sad personal news.  A week ago this morning my sweet beloved dog Sadie quietly passed away after almost 16 beautiful years.  All I can really say is that I feel heartbroken. A week later my heart still stings and I still see and hear her presence around me.  Life will be a little emptier without her.

Only appropriate to dedicate today’s ‘Spot light’ artist to the late and great Harry Nilsson.  This American singer songwriter is one of the greatest of all time.  Nilsson, hardworking and incredibly humble, lived to see great success throughout his lifetime despite the early year challenges he faced.  

“The Puppy Song” is a Harry Nilsson song that appeared on his album released in August 1969. Nilsson originally wrote this song at Paul McCartney‘s request for Mary Hopkin, (one of my earlier ’Spot light’ artists) an 18-year-old singer that McCartney had signed to Apple Records and whose first album, Post Card would feature her version of Nilsson’s song. Nora Ephron would use Harry’s own version for the opening credits of her 1998 film, You’ve Got Mail.

I hope you enjoy this video of my sweet Sadie Joy as it takes you down memory lane.  I look forward to seeing her again some day at the Rainbow Bridge.  <3

Strum a little….

~Abby K

 

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