Jack Nitzsche

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Birthday
22, 1937
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Aug 25, 2000 (63)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
22, 1937
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
Aug 25, 2000 (63)

About

Film composer, producer, and songwriter best known for his work with legendary producer Phil Spector. He also contributed keyboard beats to the Rolling Stones' hit single, "Paint it Black."

Before Fame

He was responsible for orchestrating the Wall of Sound for "River Deep, Mountain High" by Ike and Tina Turner.

Trivia

He won the 1983 Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Up Where We Belong," which was featured in the film "An Officer and a Gentleman" starring Richard Gere and Debra Winger.

Family Life

He was raised on a farm in Newaygo, Michigan. He divorced his first wife, soul singer Gracia Ann May, in 1974.

Associated With

He produced Neil Young's solo debut album.