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Jackson Browne

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Los Angeles, United States (1966 – present)

Jackson Browne (born Clyde Jackson Browne; October 9, 1948) is an American known for having sold millions of albums worldwide. First coming to prominence in the , the musician has had a long career and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Browne was born in Heidelberg, Germany, his father being an American serviceman stationed in the nation, but he moved to the Highland Park district of Los Angeles, California at an early age and soon began singing music locally. In 1966, his major career began as a part of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

Often mixing catchy melodies with reflective, moody, and sometimes melancholic lyrics, some of his most popular hit singles include “Doctor My Eyes”, “Running On Empty”, and “Somebody’s Baby”. Considered a precociously-talented songwriter by many peers, Browne’s solo career got its legs when he signed a publishing contract with Nina Music. His work have been performed by several artists such as Bonnie Raitt, Joan Baez, Larry Norman, Linda Ronstadt, Nico, and Tom Rush, among many others.

After moving to Greenwich Village, New York, Browne worked, for a brief period, in Tim Buckley’s back-up band and on Nico’s Chelsea Girl. This album includes two of Jackson’s songs and the pair were reputedly lovers for awhile. After leaving New York City, Browne formed a folk band with Ned Doheny and Jack Wilce.

In 1971, Browne signed with Asylum Records and released Jackson Browne (1972), which included “Doctor My Eyes”, a major hit and later coverec by the Jackson Five . He didn’t sustain pop success, though, and his next album, For Everyman (1973), while considered of high quality, was a commercial failure.

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  • IndigoLiquid

    Listened to this dude a lot in my childhood and I still got all his albums! Fav song is probably Load Out/Stay but there are so many good ones!

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Emmelsbuell

    like, like, like :-)

    10 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Bentwick09

    THE ROAD...., and criminally underrated [8]

    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • electroclassics

    There are great singers - there are great songs - when the two coincide you get someone like Jackson Browne (it also helps that he is a great songwriter as well....)

    16 May 2014 Reply
  • BMWPRETTY

    Spank! I love this tune and talent! Take me back to when I was younger! LOL!

    27 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Cryonic_

    He is born in the same year as my mum and the same date as my daughter. Funny!

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • gemmarosa

    Criminally underrated [7]

    8 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MCIS

    Criminally underrated [6] Yep – one of the finest songwriters ever for me.

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • brownieboy

    Running on empty is an all time classic, I like it's use in the Forrest Gump film and soundtrack full of lots of great songs like this.

    30 May 2013 Reply
  • ezwriter1

    I don't know what this guy eats or drinks, but he's barely aged a day since the early 70's. He even has the same haircut he did back then.

    4 Mar 2013 Reply
  • doowniwevets

    Criminally underrated [5]

    3 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    Criminally underrated [4]

    23 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Chrissrm

    running on eeeeeemmmpty!!!

    7 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Idzaac

    If you like Gram's beautiful blend of country, soul, folk, gospel, and rock, check out my page and my songs http://www.facebook.com/Idzaac?ref=hl | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfQslP0LJWI

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • rayneonme

    Happy Birthday......~~~~~~~~~~~<3

    16 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Leinad-95

    Probably my favorite singer/songwriter. Love his lyrics.

    3 Jun 2012 Reply
  • eeckhoj

    the load out / stay - gets to me always

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • promisedeyes

    Even if he never released another song, "Running on Empty" would still be a timeless classic making him a pure legend. In reality, he's done so much great things.

    30 May 2012 Reply
  • Hometogether

    LATE FOR THE SKY. LATE FOR THE SKY. LATE FOR THE SKY. LATE FOR THE SKY. LATE FOR THE SKY. [2]

    24 May 2012 Reply
  • JuniorMcCartney

    For Everyman is one of the best things i ever heard.

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
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