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John Nitzinger / Bio

John Nitzinger, a Texas legend & worldwide force behind rock & roll since the ‘70’s contributed to the signature sound of “Texas Rock and Blues”. Nitzinger is one of the first inducted into Buddy Magazine’s Texas Tornado’s Hall of Fame in '78, “as a Texas Tornado of Guitar, one of the best musicians in Texas, perhaps in the world.”

Writing with Bloodrock he was awarded Gold Album from Capitol Records for “Bloodrock 2”. He signed to Capitol as solo artist to release “Nitzinger” and “Nitzinger One Foot In History” with the classic “Louisiana Cockfight”.

He shared the stage legends Leon Russell, BB King, Sly & The Family Stone, Freddie King. He performed at the Mar Y Sol International Pop Festival in Puerto Rico with artists such as The Allman Brothers Band, Alice Cooper, BB King, The J. Geils Band, The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin, Emerson Lake & Palmer... John’s classic, “Jelly Roll Blues” stole the show, an instant hit for Atlantic Records.

In ‘76, he signed with 20th Century Fox to produce “Live Better Electrically”. This album reached the charts with two hit singles, “Are You With Me” and “Yellow Dog”.

In ‘80, as major songwriter & guitarist, he joined Carl Palmer to form 1PM, John as a major songwriter & guitarist. “Dynamite”, increased John’s popularity overseas.

In ‘82, John joined Alice Cooper on “Special Forces” international and USA tours as guitarist. John wrote, with Alice Cooper, “Zipper Catches Skin”, released on Warner Bros. John’s “I Like Girls”, a success in Europe and Asia.

John released on Record Heaven, “Going Back To Texas”, with classic songs such as, “Louisiana Cockfight”, “Jelly Roll Blues”, “Yellow Dog”, “L.A. Texas Boy” & “Control”.

John returns to Europe regularly for the Sweden Rock Festival, European television, radio and exclusive club dates.

In '08, John was awarded Fort Worth Weekly’s Hall Of Fame music award.

Nitzinger’s Music Factory teaches originality, spirituality, staying clean and sober.

General Info

Artist Name
John Nitzinger
Home Page
Rock / Blues / Gospel

Contact Info

Fort Worth, TX
JTH Productions

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