Without You / Gotta Get Up is a single by Harry Nilsson who, at the time, was best known for his re-make of the Fred Neil hit “Everybody’s Talkin'” and for composing such hits as Three Dog Night’s “One”.
Upon hearing Badfinger’s recording of “Without You” at a party, he mistook it for a Beatles song. After realising it was not, he decided to cover the song for his album Nilsson Schmilsson in 1971.
The song was released as a single in October 1971, and it stayed at number 1 on the U.S. pop chart for four weeks, from 13 February to 11 March 1972. In 1973, Nilsson won the “Best Male Pop Vocal” Grammy Award for the song.
Original Label. No outer jacket. Vinyl only. 45 RCA 74-0604 1971 ***