Harry Nilsson Hall of Fame Campaign

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Todd Lawrence  VANCOUVER, WA
Harry Nilsson’s music continues to captivate, long after his passing.  His influence on our culture is incalculable – yet for many years he was almost entirely forgotten by all but other musicians and a small core of dedicated fans.

Thankfully this has begun to change.  A recent documentary, a biography of his life, and a 17-disc box-set of his work have all combined to tell the world what some of us have known all along: Harry Nilsson was a true American treasure.

This brings us to our project: our goal is to make sure that Harry Nilsson is never forgotten again. To that end, we are mounting this campaign to see him inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  It is an honor he has richly earned, and one that would provide a measure of well-deserved validity for his family and those that love him. Here is what we plan to do:

Help us Fund a Very Unique Recording Project

On August 10, 2015, more than 30 professional musicians, actors, artists, friends, fans, and family of Harry Nilsson will gather in a Los Angeles recording studio. Together, they will form a once-in-a lifetime chorus and raise their voices to sing a song entitled, "Let’s Put Harry in the Hall”  - all while cameras are rolling in order to make sure that the Hall of Fame’s nominating committee hears them loud and clear.

The session will be produced by Grammy-nominated musician-producer Willie Aron, who has played with artists such as; Rickie Lee Jones, The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs, Michael Penn, and scores of others. Mr. Aron is also fresh off of an appearance in the major motion picture Love & Mercy, in which he plays a member of the legendary Wrecking Crew.  

Because the recording will be in Los Angeles, we expect there to be some familiar names and faces in the mix (a few are already tentatively set to attend – announcements soon to come!).   But the most important thing will be the knowledge that you support our efforts to put Harry in the Hall!    

What We Are Asking For

We are seeking a total of $7,000 to cover the project recording and filming budget, post-production, travel expenses, website hosting and the cost of creating and shipping our “thank you” premiums (see below).

Any money left over once expenses have been paid will be donated to the Wild Honey Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that support various charitable causes through cultural events of all types.

Our Way of Saying Thank You

We’ve arranged to be able to offer you the following packages as our way of showing our appreciation for your support.  Each of these items is a limited-edition creation, and will only ever be available as a part of this campaign.  

Choose from the following (all premium packages include shipping costs):



Pak A:  “You’re Breakin’ My Heart”

$20   ($25 outside the U.S.)  

1 Bumper Sticker

1 Button

Thank You listing on the official video 

 
Pak B: “Me And My Arrow”

$40   ($47 outside the U.S.) 

1 T-Shirt (design of your choice)

1 Bumper Sticker

1 Button

Thank You listing on the official video

 
Pak C: “Daybreak”

$60   ($70 outside the U.S.) 

2 T-Shirts (designs of your choice)

1 Bumper Sticker

1 Button

Thank You listing on the official video

 
Pak D: “Jump Into the Fire”

$80  ($95 outside the U.S.) 

3 T-Shirts (designs of your choice)

1 Bumper Sticker

1 Button

Producer listing on the official video

 
Must include email in packages including T-Shirts.  We will contact you for your choice of design/size.


Shirt design #1
  "My Favorite Band Is Nilsson"
(comes in black)



Shirt design #2 
"Now Lemme Get This Straight"
(comes in white)



Shirt design #3 
"Harry In the Hall"
(comes in black)



Bumper Sticker




Button

(Actual size: 3" diameter)



 Thank you for your consideration. Please visit us for campain updates at  www.harryinthehall.com 

Follow us on Twitter at @HarryintheHall

Find us on Facebook at   www.facebook.com/harryinthehall
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Update 17
Posted by Todd Lawrence
16 months ago
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As we head into the Thanksgiving holidays, we just wanted to take a moment to thank you one more time for making the "Let's Put Harry in the Hall" video a reality.

We all made quite a noise together. Who would have predicted the level of media coverage that resulted? Despite the fact that he didn't get a nomination, I think we can safely say that we helped to put him on the short list of "things to do" for the Hall's voters. Whether it's next year or the one after - Harry IS going in the Hall. It is just a matter of when.

With that in mind - let's talk about the campaign going forward. Make no mistake - we've got something cooking. We will be filling you all in on the specifics once a few more pieces fall into place, but what CAN be said now is that we plan to make a pretty big deal out of Harry's 75th birthday (June 15th, 2016) - so pencil the date in your calendars. Or better yet...use ink.

In the meantime, keep talking about HarryInTheHall. As this year's Hall of Fame process gets rolling, there will be lots of opportunities to talk about Harry's case for induction. Let's take advantage of them. But let's also stay positive. We don't need to complain about the Hall or the current nominees. We just need to talk about the greatness of Harry Nilsson.

So...let's do this!



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Update 16
Posted by Todd Lawrence
17 months ago
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Sigh....by now you've likely heard that Harry Nilsson was not nominated for the Hall of Fame.

No question it is a disappointment. But it's also an opportunity.

Together we put together what I think can safely be called one of the most ambitious Hall of Fame campaigns ever mounted (if not THE most ambitious).

Ultimately the Hall hardly matters. What matters is that we let the world know that Nilsson's music still matters, and that he still moves enough of us to inspire us to do what we did.

So what now?

Interest in the Hall is actually at its greatest now through the induction. I say we use this time to make sure everyone knows that Harry is THE biggest snub of the year and that we aren't going away.

We can still do this!
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Update 15
Posted by Todd Lawrence
17 months ago
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Reports of a Tuesday announcement by the Hall of Fame were apparently incorrect. Apparently the announcement will come on Thursday (here's why I did not go to work today).

http://bit.ly/1M9bIll
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Update 14
Posted by Todd Lawrence
18 months ago
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Well...tomorrow is reportedly the day that nominations are announced. Whatever happens - I want to thank you all once again for making this campaign possible.

If Harry's name is on the announced nomination list, you can feel pride in knowing that your efforts had to have made a difference - after all, he has been eligible for more than 20 years without a nomination!

If he is not on the list, you can still take pride in knowing that we planted a seed that will surely end up with his eventual induction. Look at all we've done: his hall-worthiness was mentioned throughout the media, thousands saw our video, and we've had confirmation that our message made it to the Hall of Fame as well as the highest levels of the music industry.

People are talking about Harry as a potentially Hall of Famer now. They weren't before. He was picked as a likely nominee by many hall-watchers this year. Other than Harry himself, that is as much your accomplishment as anyone's.

So...fingers crossed.

On another business related note: We did have some setbacks with the t-shirts, but they are all currently in production and should be in the mail shortly. Please forgive the delay. We haven't forgotten you!
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Irene Trudel
18 months ago
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Wish I'd heard about the campaign sooner. I Love Harry! If there's another funder, please let me know. Thanks for what you're doing!

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Roger Smith
20 months ago
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Sorry to say that I won't be able to make it to LA on such short notice. Everyone should be pleased, though, that my voice won't be heard in the chorus!

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Mzz Jennifer Steel
18 months ago

Harry in the Hall is simply a delightful, fantastic tribute to an amazing, talented man. My childhood was filled with the songs and stories from the feature animation, The Point. Son of Schmilsson is pure joy! 'RCA Records and Tapes' said in a spooky, haunting voice is one of my fave highlights! Made a little girl feel the pain and the glory of the mind and times of our beloved Harry Nilsson. Thanks for all your efforts. Let's get Harry in the Hall soon!

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Raised by 66 people in 20 months
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Created July 12, 2015
EW
$25
Elissa Wingate
18 months ago
JR
$40
Jeff Rice
18 months ago
MP
$20
Mariel Pastor
18 months ago

Yes!

$40
Anonymous
18 months ago
$50
Anonymous
19 months ago
$40
Victoria Wendel
19 months ago

Long overdue! Put the banker in !!!!

$60
Mark and Kelly Spooner
19 months ago

Adored by the BEATLES.... Why? Because (of course!) they recognized his pure musical GENIUS

DH
$60
Dori Hooper
19 months ago

Needs to be in the Hall of Fame

CB
$80
Chuck Bartunek
19 months ago
CB
$60
Charles Bartunek
19 months ago

If anyone belongs Harry does,what a talent.

Irene Trudel
18 months ago
1
1

Wish I'd heard about the campaign sooner. I Love Harry! If there's another funder, please let me know. Thanks for what you're doing!

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Roger Smith
20 months ago
1
1

Sorry to say that I won't be able to make it to LA on such short notice. Everyone should be pleased, though, that my voice won't be heard in the chorus!

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Mzz Jennifer Steel
18 months ago

Harry in the Hall is simply a delightful, fantastic tribute to an amazing, talented man. My childhood was filled with the songs and stories from the feature animation, The Point. Son of Schmilsson is pure joy! 'RCA Records and Tapes' said in a spooky, haunting voice is one of my fave highlights! Made a little girl feel the pain and the glory of the mind and times of our beloved Harry Nilsson. Thanks for all your efforts. Let's get Harry in the Hall soon!

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