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Recorded/Published: June 12, 1967
The semi-autobiographical "1941" first appeared on Harry Nilsson's Pandemonium Shadow Show and made a slightly modified reappearance on Aerial Pandemonium Ballet.

Tom Northcott had a minor hit with his cover of "1941". Others who recorded versions of the song include Alan Price and Billy J. Kramer.

"When I started '1941', I wanted to write a song revolving around a number. So I thought I'd write a song about a year. First I tried '1944'. It didn't work. Then I tried '1941'. Yes, it clicked! Originally, I had planned it to be a war song." -- Harry Nilsson

Film producer David Puttnam was impressed by the song "1941" and asked writer Ray Connolly to create a screenplay based on it. The film, That'll Be the Day, starred David Essex and Ringo Starr.


1941 MP3 Download
1941 (Demo) MP3 Download
1941 (Live on BBC's "Saturday Club") MP3 Download
1941 (Mono) MP3 Download
1941 [Clean] MP3 Download


Arranger: George Tipton
Producer: Rick Jarrard
Publisher: Beechwood Music Corporation
Songwriter: Harry Nilsson
Vocals: Harry Nilsson


All Time Greatest Hits (CD)
The Best of Nilsson (Japanese CD)
The Collection
Everybody's Talkin' - The Very Best Of Harry Nilsson (CD)
Greatest Hits (CD)
Greatest Hits (Japanese CD)
Harry Nilsson's Greatest Hits
Legendary (CD)
Life Line: The Songs of Nilsson 1967-1971
Lullaby In Ragtime - The Very Best of Nilsson Vol. 2
One: The Best Of Nilsson
Pandemonium Shadow Show (Promotional)
Pandemonium Shadow Show (Monophonic LP)
Pandemonium Shadow Show (Stereophonic LP)
Pandemonium Shadow Show (US CD Reissue)
Pandemonium Shadow Show (Japanese CD Reissue)
Pandemonium Shadow Show / Aerial Ballet / Aerial Pandemonium Ballet (CD)
Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology (CD)
Personal Best - The Harry Nilsson Anthology (Cassette)
The Very Best of Harry Nilsson


"1941 {Aerial Pandemonium Ballet}"
"1941 {New Nilsson Songs}"

Other Recordings:

Artist: Tom Northcott [Info]
Artist: George Burns [Info]
Artist: The Kojacks [Info]
Artist: John Randolph Marr [Info]
Artist: Alan Price [Info]
Artist: Billy J. Kramer [Info]
Artist: Patty Pravo [Info]
Artist: Jenny O [Info]

Song Ratings/Reviews
(4.0 / 4.0)
Roger Smith
(4.0 / 4.0)
Joseph Skade
(4.0 / 4.0)
This song displays the light touch and masterful economy that were the hallmark of Nilsson at his best. No self indulgence here - just a perfectly crafted pop song telling a simple tale almost without comment.

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