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Bernard Alfred Nitzsche ( 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.


Born22 Apr. 1937, in Chicago
Died25 Aug. 2000 (Aged: 63), in Los Angeles
AreaUnited States
Years active37
Married to

Gracia Nitzsche

Buffy Sainte‐Marie (1982-2000)

Role(s)ProducerElectric PianoLiner NotesComposerArranger
Label(s)FantasyAntillesVarèse SarabandeHanky Panky RecordsMapache RecordsDragon's Domain RecordsCinediscAnalogue ProductionsReprise RecordsRhino Handmade


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