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Jack Nitzsche

Film score composer

Died when: 63 years 125 days (760 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Jack Nitzsche

Bernard Alfred Nitzsche (/ˈniːtʃi/ NEECH-ee;April 22, 1937 – August 25, 2000), known professionally as Jack Nitzsche, was an American musician, arranger, songwriter, composer, and record producer.

He first came to prominence in the early 1960s as the right-hand-man of producer Phil Spector and went on to work with the Rolling Stones and Neil Young, among others.

He also worked extensively in film scores, notably for films such as Performance, The Exorcist and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

In 1983, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for co-writing "Up Where We Belong" with Buffy Sainte-Marie.

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