Jack Nitzsche Career Snapshots

Career Snapshots


An early hint at Nitzsche's work as a soundtrack composer, 'The Lonely Surfer' is a Top 40 hit thanks to its mix of reverb-laden guitar and soaring strings

Working with Phil Spector, Nitzsche arranges tracks on Ike & Tina Turner's River Deep – Mountain High. On release the album is a Top 30 hit in the UK charts

Nitzsche decides to double-track a choir on The Rolling Stones' 'You Can't Always Get What You Want', making a memorable addition to the Let It Bleed LP

Retiring to a 'witch's cottage' near Laurel Canyon, Nitzsche scores the soundtrack to the British crime drama movie Performance

Nitzsche has the LSO play on the song 'A Man Needs A Maid', which is first released on Neil Young's 1972 album Harvest

Taken from their Nitzsche-produced debut album Cabretta, Mink DeVille's 'Spanish Stroll' peaks at No 20 on the UK charts

Nitzsche enters the studio with Graham Parker in order to give the band a rawer sound. Squeezing Out Sparks takes 11 days to complete and is a critical success