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Jackson Browne

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In lots of ways, Jackson Browne was the quintessential sensitive California singer/songwriter of the first ’70s. Just Joni Mitchell and Adam Taylor positioned alongside him with regards to impact, but neither musician tapped in to the post-’60s Zeitgeist like Browne. As the most his traditional ’70s function was unflinchingly personal, it even so supplied a touchstone for the era of maturing seniors coming to conditions with adulthood. Not merely do his introspective, literate lyrics hit a nerve, but his laid-back folk-rock arranged the design template for a lot of the music to emerge from California through the ’70s. Along with his 1st four albums, Browne constructed a loyal pursuing that helped him break right into the mainstream with 1976’s The Pretender. Through the past due ’70s and early ’80s, he was in the elevation of his recognition, as each of his albums charted in the very best Ten. Midway with the ’80s, Browne produced some political protest information that triggered his target audience to gradually reduce, however when he came back to introspective songwriting with 1993’s I’m Alive, he produced a modest return. Given birth to in Heidelberg, Western Germany, Jackson Browne and his family members moved to LA when he was 3 years aged, and by enough time he was an adolescent, Browne had created a pastime in folk music. He started playing acoustic guitar and writing tunes, which he sang at regional folk night clubs. Early in 1966, he was asked to become listed on the Nitty Gritty Dirt Music group, whom he previously met with the L.A. folk circuit. While he was just using the band for a couple weeks, the group documented a small number of his tunes on its 1st two information. By the start of 1967, he previously signed a posting cope with Nina Music, a department of Elektra Information; Nina helped Browne protected tunes on albums by Tom Hurry and Steve Noonan in 1968. During 1967 and 1968, he resided in New York’s Greenwich Community, where he performed in Tim Buckley’s support music group. Browne also started dealing with Nico, who documented three of his music on her behalf Chelsea Girl record. When their romantic relationship disintegrated in 1968, he came back to LA, where he unsuccessfully attempted to record a single record and type a folk group with Ned Doheney and Jack port Wilce. Browne continuing to play regional night clubs and his popularity being a songwriter continuing to develop, with Linda Ronstadt as well as the Byrds documenting his music. By the finish of 1971, he previously agreed upon with David Geffen’s fledgling Asylum Information on the effectiveness of his broadly circulated demonstration tape. Jackson Browne premiered in the springtime of 1972, spawning the very best Ten strike one “Doctor My Eye.” Soon after “Doctor My Eye” reached its top position, “Consider It Easy,” a tune Browne co-wrote with Glenn Frey, became the Eagles’ discovery strike. Many music from his debut, including “Rock and roll Me on the Drinking water” and “Jamaica State YOU ARE GOING TO,” became vocalist/songwriter standards, however the record itself didn’t create Browne being a pop superstar, despite its strike one. On his second recording, 1973’s For Everyman, he started a long-term cooperation with instrumentalist David Lindley. For Everyman was a industrial disappointment, however it consolidated his cult pursuing. Released in nov 1974, Past due for the Sky extended Browne’s audience considerably, peaking at quantity 14 within the graphs and going platinum by the start of the following yr. Browne’s 1st wife, Phyllis, dedicated suicide within the springtime of 1976, however in the wake from the tragedy he documented his commercial discovery recording, The Pretender. The record climbed in to the TOP upon its fall 1976 launch, going platinum within the springtime of 1977. In the summertime, Browne launched a thorough tour, documenting a new recording while he was on the highway. The producing record, Operating on Clear (1977), was a larger achievement than its forerunner, peaking at number 3 and introducing the strike singles “Working on Clear” and “Stay/The Load-Out.” Along with his profession traveling high, Browne begun to go after political and public causes, especially protesting the usage of nuclear energy. The achievement of HOLD ON, the 1980 follow-up to Operating on Clear, was proof Jackson Browne’s recognition. Though the recording wasn’t as well-crafted as its predecessors, it became his just number one recording upon its summer season release. In the summertime of 1982, “Somebody’s Baby,” from your soundtrack of Fast Instances at Ridgemont Large, became Browne’s biggest strike, climbing to quantity seven within the U.S. graphs. Divided between like tunes and politics protests, Attorneys in Like was another strike due to achievement of the strike singles “Attorneys in Like,” “Sensitive Is the Evening,” and “For the Rocker.” Even so, the record also showcased a newlfound public awareness, which dominated 1986’s Lives in the total amount. The record lacked any strike singles, however its fiery condemnation from the Reagan period won an market — the record stayed over the graphs for over half a year and proceeded to go gold. Browne continuing to write mainly political music on 1989’s Globe in Motion, however the record became his initial record to not move silver. Browne was tranquil for another four years, focusing on a number of sociable causes and struggling a painful general public breakup along with his sweetheart, celebrity Daryl Hannah. He finally came back with a return effort in nov 1993 entitled I’m Alive. Made up of personal tracks, I’m Alive received his greatest reviews because the past due ’70s as well as the record proceeded to go gold without creating any major strikes. In the springtime of 1996, Browne released Searching East, which didn’t gain exactly the same interest as I’m Alive. In 2002, he released The Nude Ride Home. 2 yrs later on the two-disc THE MOST EFFECTIVE of Jackson Browne strike the cabinets as Browne had been inducted in to the Stone Hall of Popularity by fellow Hall of Famer Bruce Springsteen. For this period Browne had taken to the street and played seductive acoustic shows around the world. The 2005 discharge Single Acoustic, Vol. 1 was put together from these concerts and made an appearance on Inside Recordings, an unbiased label founded by Browne. Single Acoustic, Vol. 2 made an appearance in 2008, while an record of new materials, Period the Conqueror, implemented later in the entire year. Springtime 2010 saw the discharge of Love Is normally Strange, accompanied by 2011’s RESIDE IN Milan. Position in the Breach, released in Oct of 2014, was the 1st release of fresh studio material through the designer in six years. It made an appearance on his Inside Recordings label.

Quick Facts


Full Name Jackson Browne
Height 1.78 m
Profession Singer-songwriter, Political activist
Education Sunny Hills High School
Nationality American, German
Children Ethan Zane Browne, Ryan Browne
Parents Beatrice Amanda Dahl, Clyde Jack Browne
Siblings Edward Severin Browne, Roberta "Berbie" Browne, Gracie Browne
Partner Dianna Cohen, Dianna Cohen
Awards Independent Music Award for Best Album - Live Performance
Music Groups Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Music Songs Somebody's Baby, The Pretender, Running On Empty, Stay, Doctor My Eyes, These Days, The Load-Out, Take It Easy, Fountain of Sorrow, Tender Is the Night, Rock Me on the Water, In the Shape of a Heart, Lawyers In Love, Before the Deluge, Jamaica Say You Will, Here Come Those Tears Again, Red Neck Friend, That Girl Could Sing, Lives In The Balance, You Love the Thunder, Your Bright Baby Blues, Sky Blue and Black, Song for Adam, The Barricades of Heaven, The Birds of St. Marks, For a Rocker, Hold on Hold Out, For a Dancer, The Night Inside Me, Call It a Loan, Walking Slow, Something Fine
Albums Late for the Sky, Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1, Hold Out, Jackson Browne, For Everyman, Running on Empty, The Pretender, Standing in the Breach, World in Motion, Looking East, Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2, The Naked Ride Home, Time the Conqueror, Lives in the Balance, Lawyers in Love, The Very Best of Jackson Browne, The Next Voice You Hear: The Best of Jackson Browne, I'm Alive, Love Is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino, Where the Shadows Fall (Live), Eugene Oregon 1994 (Live), Live At The Main Point, 15th August 1973. The Entire Broadcast. (Digitally Remastered For Greatly Enhanced Sound Quality), Transmission Impossible (Live), Live At The Main Point – Sep 7th 1975. Complete FM radio broadcast concert (Remastered), Together Again (Live At Jabberwocky, Syracuse Ny 27 Mar 1971) [Remastered], Awake Again (Live), On Stage: The Legendary 1976 Chicago Broadcast, Jackson Browne Live, Radio Broadcast, Milan, Absolutely Live, Live At Shoreline Amphitheatre, WW1-Broadcast, Mountain View CA, 25th August 1989 (Remastered), Too Many Angels, Folk Cult: Best Of Jackson Browne (Live), Leroy, Jackson Browne - Solo Acoustic,Vol.1&2, Rock Elite: Best Of Jackson Browne (Live)
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals, Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance
Movies No Nukes, Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night, Nico Icon, Jackson Browne: Going Home, The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True, Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested, Runnin' Down a Dream, The People Speak, Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie, Legends of the Canyon: Classic Artists, The Poet of Havana, In the King of Prussia, Under the Covers, The Old Grey Whistle Test: Vol. 3, James Taylor: A MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute, Troubadours


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#Fact
1 Produced the Eagles' 1972 debut album, and co-wrote many of the tracks.
2 Produced albums for Warren Zevon.
3 Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2007.
4 The back cover of his 1976 album "The Pretender" shows Kenneth Rexroth's translation of Pablo Neruda's poem "Brown and Agile Child".
5 Jackson Browne attended the 2nd annual HatcH audiovisual festival in Bozeman, MT, in October 2005 to present the HatcH Gibson Guitar New Musician Award to Chris Webster.
6 In 1986, during the height of the Reagan administration, his album "Lives In the Balance" was released, with stridently political songs critical of then-current situations. Elektra Records refused to produce a video for the album's title track, so Browne produced one out of his own pocket.
7 In fall of 2004, he participated in the Vote for Change concert tour organized to encourage the defeat of George W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election.
8 His second wife, model Lynne Sweeney, divorced him and returned to her native Australia after he started a public romance with actress Daryl Hannah.
9 His first wife, Phyllis Major, committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills.
10 Son Ryan Daniel Browne born January 28, 1982.
11 Son Ethan Zane Browne born November 2, 1973.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roadies TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
Vinyl 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Acció política 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mike & Mike 2015-2016 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Hawaii Five-0 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
She's Beautiful When She's Angry 2014 Documentary writer: "These Days"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1999-2013 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
History of the Eagles 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary writer: "Take It Easy", "James Dean"
Restless 2011/I writer: "The Fairest of the Seasons"
RED 2010 performer: "Doctor My Eyes" / writer: "Doctor My Eyes"
Love Ranch 2010 performer: "The Road"
Fringe TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 performer: "Walk Hard All Star Version"
Reign Over Me 2007 performer: "The Birds of St. Marks" / writer: "The Birds of St. Marks"
Cold Case TV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2004 - 2006 writer - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2005
Invincible 2006 performer: "These Days" / writer: "These Days"
Supernatural TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Criminal Minds TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Otros días vendrán 2005 performer: "Stay"
Six Feet Under TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
The Wendell Baker Story 2005 performer: "The Road & The Sky" / writer: "The Road & The Sky"
Will & Grace TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Eulogy 2004 writer: "Doctor My Eyes"
The Simpsons TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2003 writer - 1 episode, 2003
Inaka ni tomarô! 2003 TV Series writer: "Take It Easy"
The Banger Sisters 2002 writer: "Doctor My Eyes"
Not Another Teen Movie 2001 writer: "Somebody's Baby"
The Royal Tenenbaums 2001 writer: "These Days", "Fairest Of The Seasons"
Freaks and Geeks 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sixteen Stories 2000 Video performer: "Nothing But Time"
The '70s 2000 TV Movie performer: "Doctor My Eyes" - uncredited / writer: "Doctor My Eyes" - uncredited
Steal This Movie 2000 performer: "My Back Pages"
Outside Providence 1999 writer: "Take It Easy"
Sliding Doors 1998 writer: "Tenderness on the Block"
Good Will Hunting 1997 writer: "Somebody's Baby"
Mr. Holland's Opus 1995 performer: "THE PRETENDER" / writer: "THE PRETENDER"
The Hemp Revolution 1995 Documentary performer: "When the Stone Begins to Turn" / writer: "When the Stone Begins to Turn"
Bye Bye Love 1995 performer: "Let It Be Me"
Nico Icon 1995 Documentary writer: "These Days"
Eagles: Hell Freezes Over 1994 TV Special documentary writer: "Take It Easy"
Friends TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1994 writer - 1 episode, 1994
Jackson Browne: Going Home 1994 TV Movie documentary performer: "I'm Alive", "Farther On", "Doctor My Eyes", "These Days", "Birds Of St. Marks", "Your Bright Baby Blues", "Take It Easy", "In The Shape Of A Heart", "Everywhere I Go", "World In Motion", "You Can Get It If You Really Want It", "Good Morning Little Mutant", "All Along The Watchtower", "The Pretender", "For Everyman", "Lives In The Balance", "Knock On Any Door", "My Problem Is You", "Too Many Angels", "Sleep's Dark And Silent Gate", "Sky Blue And Black", "Before Th
Forrest Gump 1994 performer: "Running On Empty" 1977 / writer: "Running On Empty" 1977
My Girl 2 1994 performer: "Doctor My Eyes" / writer: "Doctor My Eyes"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glenn Frey Strange Weather Live in Dublin 1992 Video documentary writer: "Take It Easy" - as J. Browne
Crossing the Bridge 1992 performer: "These Days" / writer: "These Days"
The Panama Deception 1992 Documentary performer: "Till I Go Down" / writer: "Till I Go Down"
Beverly Hills, 90210 TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1990 writer - 1 episode, 1990
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol 1990 Documentary writer: "These Days"
Miami Vice TV Series performer - 2 episodes, 1986 - 1989 writer - 1 episode, 1986
The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis 1987 TV Movie documentary performer: "Lives in the Balance" / writer: "Lives in the Balance"
Salvador 1986 performer: "Running On Empty" / writer: "Running On Empty"
In the King of Prussia 1983 performer: "Crow on the Cradle"
Knight Rider 1982 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Fast Times at Ridgemont High 1982 performer: "Somebody's Baby" / writer: "Somebody's Baby"
B.J. and the Bear 1979 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Top of the Pops 1978 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1977 writer - 1 episode, 1977
Taxi Driver 1976 "Late For The Sky"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Roadies 2016 TV Series Jackson Browne
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 2007 Jackson Browne
The Ski Bum 1971 Stoned Guitars

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Incident at Oglala 1992 Documentary composer: additional synth score / music consultant / musician

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beatles Stories 2011 Documentary thanks
Independent Lens 2009 TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price 2005 Documentary very special thanks
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985 2004 Video documentary special thanks: documentary

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Judee Sill: How to Give My Heart Away 2016 Documentary filming Himself
King of the Sidemen Documentary post-production Himself
¡Atención obras! 2016 TV Series Himself
Miles to Go Before I Sleep 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself - Performer
The Resurrection of Victor Jara 2015 Documentary Himself
The Poet of Havana 2015 Documentary Himself
The Best Hit USA 2015 TV Series Himself
Station to Station 2015 Himself
All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman 2014 TV Movie Himself
Origins 2014/III Documentary short
Conan 2014 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Austin City Limits 2002-2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Skavlan 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1993-2014 TV Series Himself / Himself - Musical Guest
Off Camera with Sam Jones 2014 TV Series Himself
Americana Music Honors & Awards 2014 TV Movie Himself
A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen 2014 Video
History of the Eagles 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Jackson Browne Live 2012 TV Movie documentary
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2012 TV Series Himself
American Masters 2011-2012 TV Series documentary Himself
Song of the Kauri 2011 Documentary
Bridge School News 2011 TV Series Himself
Troubadours 2011 Documentary Himself
Glastonbury 2010 2010 TV Mini-Series Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live 2009 TV Movie Himself
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert 2009 TV Special Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Come Together 2009 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Light My Fire 2009 Video Himself
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion 2009 Video Himself
Soundstage 2009 TV Series documentary Himself
Ànima 2009 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1993-2008 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
The Colbert Report 2008 TV Series Himself
Live: A Music and Surfing Experience 2008 Video documentary Himself
Living with Ed 2008 TV Series Himself
American Music: Off the Record 2008 Documentary Himself
Swing State 2008 Documentary
The Power of Their Song: The Untold Story of Latin America's New Song Movement 2008 Documentary Himself
Talking Guitars 2007 Documentary Himself
The Drug Years 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Heaven and Earth Show 2005 TV Series Himself
Trudell 2005 Documentary Himself
Later... With Jools Holland 1996-2004 TV Series Himself
National Anthem: Inside the Vote for Change Concert Tour 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985 2004 Video documentary Himself (documentary)
The Kelly Slater Surf Invitational 2004 TV Movie Himself
The 46th Annual Grammy Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Performer
Get Up, Stand Up 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
The Simpsons 2003 TV Series Himself
The Ultimate Song 2002 Video documentary Himself
Biography 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Making and Meaning of 'We Are Family' 2002 Documentary Himself
Life and Times 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll 2000 Video documentary Himself
The Kennedy Center Presents: Speak Truth to Power 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
El séptimo de caballería 1999 TV Series Himself
Endless Harmony: The Beach Boys Story 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Behind the Music 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Hard Rock Live 1997 TV Series
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1997 TV Series Himself
Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested 1996 TV Movie documentary
VH1 Storytellers 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True 1995 TV Movie documentary The Scarecrow
Nico Icon 1995 Documentary Himself
The Walt Disney Company Presents the American Teacher Awards 1994 TV Special Himself
Jackson Browne: Going Home 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
Kris Kristofferson: His Life and Work 1993 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Whoopi Goldberg Show 1992 TV Series Himself
Free to Laugh: A Comedy and Music Special for Amnesty International 1992 TV Special Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1990 TV Series Themselves
Nelson Mandela: An International Tribute for a Free South Africa 1990 TV Movie Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989-1990 TV Series Himself
The American Cinematheque Honors Ron Howard 1990 TV Movie Himself
Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night 1988 TV Movie documentary Himself
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation 1988 TV Special documentary Himself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Rolling Stone Presents Twenty Years of Rock & Roll 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Secret Policeman's Third Ball 1987 Documentary Himself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid 1986 Video documentary Himself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City 1985 Video short Himself (uncredited)
Warren Zevon 1982 Video Himself
The Midnight Special 1980 TV Series Himself
No Nukes 1980 Documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live 1977 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Rock Concert 1974 TV Series Himself
In Concert 1974 TV Series Himself
In Session 1974 TV Series Himself
Laugh-In 1968 TV Series Himself - Guest Performer

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Let's Spend the Night Together 2010 Documentary Himself
The Greatest 2009 TV Series documentary Himself - #100: 'You're a Friend of Mine'
80s 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Top of the Pops 1978 TV Series Himself

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#Quote
1 [on a 1967 visit to Peter Tork's Laurel Canyon mansion] Jimi Hendrix was up there jamming with Buddy Miles in the pool house, and Peter's girlfriend was playing the drums, naked.

#Trademark
1 Melancholy, introspective lyrics
2 Mellow, soft voice
3 Calm, soft-spoken demeanour

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