Jack Lee (musician)

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Jack Lee (March 25, 1952 – May 26, 2023) was an American songwriter and musician best known for composing the songs "Hanging on the Telephone", covered by the new wave band Blondie, "Come Back and Stay", covered by the singer Paul Young and "You Are My Lover", recorded by Suzi Quatro.


Alongside Paul Collins and Peter Case, Lee formed the seminal, yet short-lived Los Angeles power pop trio The Nerves.[1]

Lee died from colon cancer in Santa Monica, California on May 26, 2023, at the age of 71.[2]


  1. ^ Dougan, John. "Biography: The Nerves". AMG. Retrieved 16 May 2010.
  2. ^ Bloom, Madison (7 June 2023). "The Nerves' Jack Lee, Who Penned "Hanging on the Telephone," Dies at 71". Pitchfork. Retrieved 7 June 2023.