Jack Nitzsche’s story- A famous Composer-Producer-Songwriter

Jack Nitzsche’s story- A famous Composer-Producer-Songwriter

Jack Nitzsche’s Background

Jack Nietzsche was a famous composer Song Writer, arranger, and studio Musician. Nietzsche served his crucial time period with Rock roll in 1960, but his work a great musician and faced every challenged for his deepen career.  Nietzsche worked as a composer in a dozen movies and earned good scores in Hollywood film industry.  He served the 4o years of his life as a musician, songwriter, trainer and composer.  He worked very well in different film score and won the Oscar award for the film “up where we belong”.

Jack Nitzsche’s Early Life

He was born on 22th April, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois.  He had found  work in the film industry from childhood; he got his early education from Chicago. In 1950 Nietzsche moved to Los Angeles, California in 1955 to become a Jazz Saxophonist. He started to work as musical scores. Nietzsche wrote his first Song “Needles and Pins”. Latter on he, wrote different other songs which are covered by the Cher, The searchers, The Ramones, Crack the Sky and Willy Deville and Tom Pretty with Stevie Nicks. He Composed his First Song “The Lonely Surfer”. His initial composing could not hit as compared to a big-band.

Jack Nitzsche’s Early Career

Later he Joined Phil Specter, a famous film producer and became an arranger and good conductor. His composition for the song “River Deep, Mountain High” became hits in the whole Hollywood and made him popular. He worked with another musician, Such as Leon Russell, Roy Catton, Glen Campbell, Carr Kaye and Hal Blaine. After the work of these musicians Nietzsche earned a good name in the Hollywood film Industry.

Jack Nitzsche’s late Career

Later on Nietzsche  started work as a producer and the Two  famous Albums of Bob Lind’s Included “Don’t Be Concerned and Photographs of Feeling.  In 1964 Nietzsche met with  “ Th4e Rolling Stones” during a T.A.M.I Television Show  and started to work as keyboard  Textures to their Albums’ The Rolling Stones”, The Rolling stone 2 In the UK, Out of our Heads, Aftermath and Between the buttons”  and in different other albums.


In 1964 Nietzsche Introduce the Band to Slide Guitarist with the band of Rye Cooper. It became very popular within two years. In 1970 He won the “Academy Award for Best Song” as a good songwriter. He was also the “Academy Award “Winner in 1979. He married two times, but divorced both of his wives.  He had no son. After covering the long distance of life Jack Nietzsche died in 25thAugust, 2000 due to stroke.

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