A report on Jack Nitzsche

American musician, arranger, songwriter, composer, and record producer.

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Young performing in 2016

Neil Young

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Canadian singer, songwriter and filmmaker.

Canadian singer, songwriter and filmmaker.

Young performing in 2016
Young in the 1970s
Young in Austin, Texas, on November 9, 1976
The Last Waltz, Young (center on left microphone) performing with Bob Dylan and The Band, among others in 1976
Young playing in Barcelona, Spain, 1984
Young performing in 1996 in Turku, Finland
Young on stage in Barcelona
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young perform at the PNC Bank Arts Center in 2006. (From L to R: Nash, Stills, Young, and Crosby)
Stills and Young performing together on the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 2006 tour
Young performing in Oslo, Norway, in 2009
Young playing a Gretsch White Falcon in Cologne, June 19, 2009
Young's star on Canada's Walk of Fame

"Expecting to Fly" featured a string arrangement that Young's co-producer for the track, Jack Nitzsche, dubbed "symphonic pop".

Crazy Horse in 1972

Crazy Horse (band)

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American rock band best known for their association with Neil Young.

American rock band best known for their association with Neil Young.

Crazy Horse in 1972

Crazy Horse toured with Young throughout the first half of 1969 and, with the addition of frequent Young collaborator Jack Nitzsche on electric piano, in early 1970.

Up Where We Belong

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Director Taylor Hackford was not given the budget for a new song to be produced for An Officer and a Gentleman.
Joe Cocker strayed from his rock/blues roots in recording "Up Where We Belong".

"Up Where We Belong" is a song written by Jack Nitzsche, Buffy Sainte-Marie and Will Jennings that was recorded by Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes for the 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman.

The Stray Gators

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The name given by Neil Young to his supporting musicians from 1971 to 1973 and who backed him on the albums Harvest and Time Fades Away (1973).

The name given by Neil Young to his supporting musicians from 1971 to 1973 and who backed him on the albums Harvest and Time Fades Away (1973).

It consisted of Jack Nitzsche (piano), Ben Keith (steel guitar), Tim Drummond (bass) and Kenny Buttrey (drums); the latter replaced during the Time Fades Away tour by Johnny Barbata.

Needles and Pins (song)

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"Needles and Pins" is a rock song credited to American writers Jack Nitzsche and Sonny Bono.

Sainte-Marie in 2015

Buffy Sainte-Marie

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Indigenous Canadian-American singer-songwriter, musician, Oscar-winning composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist.

Indigenous Canadian-American singer-songwriter, musician, Oscar-winning composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist.

Sainte-Marie in 2015
Sainte-Marie performing in the Netherlands in the Grand Gala du Disque Populaire 1968
Sainte-Marie in 1970
Buffy Sainte-Marie playing the Peterborough Summer Festival of Lights on June 24, 2009
Sainte-Marie performing at The Iron Horse in Northampton, Massachusetts, on June 15, 2013

She married her co-writer for "Up Where We Belong," Jack Nitzsche, on March 19, 1982.

Bono in 1966

Sonny Bono

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American singer, actor, and politician who came to fame in partnership with his second wife Cher as the popular singing duo Sonny & Cher.

American singer, actor, and politician who came to fame in partnership with his second wife Cher as the popular singing duo Sonny & Cher.

Bono in 1966
Sonny & Cher, 1976
Sonny Bono in 1966 during a performance
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Congressional portrait c. 1995
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Sonny Bono's headstone at Desert Memorial Park
Sonny Bono memorial statue in downtown Palm Springs

One of his earliest songwriting efforts, "Needles and Pins" was co-written with Jack Nitzsche, another member of Spector's production team.

Spector in 1965

Phil Spector

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American record producer and songwriter, best known for his innovative recording practices and entrepreneurship in the 1960s, followed decades later by his two trials and conviction for murder in the 2000s.

American record producer and songwriter, best known for his innovative recording practices and entrepreneurship in the 1960s, followed decades later by his two trials and conviction for murder in the 2000s.

Spector in 1965
Spector in 1965
Spector's Fairfax High School yearbook photo 1957
The Ronettes, 1966. Spector married frontwoman Veronica Bennett (known as Ronnie, center) in 1968.
Spector with Modern Folk Quartet, for whom he produced "This Could Be the Night" in 1966
Trade ad for George Harrison's "What Is Life" single
1971 Billboard ad for John Lennon's album Imagine
Ramones in 1977
Spector in 2000
2009 mug shot
2014 mug shot

He produced acts such as the Ronettes, the Crystals, and Ike & Tina Turner, and typically collaborated with arranger Jack Nitzsche and engineer Larry Levine.

Willy DeVille in 2008

Willy DeVille

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American singer and songwriter.

American singer and songwriter.

Willy DeVille in 2008
Louis X. Erlanger (left) and DeVille with Mink DeVille in 1977.
Willy DeVille performing in 2004.
Willy DeVille at the Liri Blues Festival, Italy, in 2007

He worked with collaborators from across the spectrum of contemporary music, including Jack Nitzsche, Doc Pomus, Dr. John, Mark Knopfler, Allen Toussaint, and Eddie Bo.

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Aftermath (Rolling Stones album)

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Studio album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones.

Studio album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones.

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Mick Jagger (left) and Keith Richards (right), the band's chief songwriters, and Brian Jones (back, center), who contributed to Aftermath as a multi-instrumentalist
An Appalachian dulcimer, one of several instruments Jones introduced to the Stones' sound for the album
Carnaby Street, 1968. Aftermath captured the Rolling Stones' engagement with the burgeoning Swinging London youth scene.
The preliminary title and cover were rejected by the Stones' record label for alluding to Jesus walking on water. (Christ Walking on the Water by Julius von Klever, c. 1880, shown above)
Seated left to right: Bill Wyman, Jones, Richards and Jagger, interviewed by music press in Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport while on tour shortly before Aftermaths release
Among the album's earliest supporters was the musician, journalist and feminist icon Patti Smith (1978).

The main engineer for the album, Dave Hassinger, was pivotal in making the group feel comfortable during the sessions, as he let them experiment with instrumentals and team up with session musicians like Jack Nitzsche to variegate their sound.