All By Himself – HARRY NILSSON Went To No 1 In The UK Without You 50 Years Ago Today

Top singles from the past

11 March 2022

Late legend HARRY NILSSON (15 June 1941 – 15 Jan 1994, he died of heart attack)
scored his biggest hit in 1972, 50 years ago today, when he topped the British charts
(also 4 weeks at No 1 in the USA). WITHOUT YOU was written and performed by
English rockers Badfinger.

When Nilsson heard the song at a party, he thought it was
a Beatles track. He loved it, recorded it and scored big time.

All by himself,
without you…

Original Badfinger version….



Back in time

Who: A psychedelic prog-rock supergroup feat.
Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood, and Dave Mason
Active: 1967–1969, 1970–1974, 1994-2004 / 8 studio albums

Anniversary album: THE LOW SPARK OF HIGH HEELED BOYS – 5th LP
Released: 1 November 1971 – 50 years ago today

All Music said: “The LP marked the commercial and artistic apex of the second
coming of Traffic. The result was an album that quickly went gold and then platinum
in the U.S., where the group toured frequently.
” Score: 4,5/5.

Stream here…

TRAFFIC: History

Who: Celebrated singer-songwriter from L.A.
June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994
Active: Started his career in 1958 / 16 studio albums

Anniversary album: NILSSON SCHMILSSON – 7th LP
The one with his classic hit Without You
Released: 1 November 1971 – 50 years ago today

AllMusic said: “It’s a near-perfect summary of everything Nilsson could do,
he could be craftier and stranger, but never did he achieve the perfect balance
as he did here.”
Score: 4,5/5.

Stream here…


No 1 Singles This Day In 1968 – 1972 – 1978

Top singles from the past…

11 March 2021

Artist: Otis Redding
September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967
Song: (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
No 1: on the US Soul Charts this day in 1968 – 53 years ago

Otis Redding: Discography

Artist: Harry Nilsson
June 15, 1941 – January 15, 1994
Song: Without You
No 1: in the UK this day in 1972 – 49 years ago

Harry Nilsson: Discography

Artist: Kate Bush
Song: Wuthering Heights. – debut single
No 1: in the UK this day in 1978 – 43 years ago

Kate Bush: Discography