Jackson Browne


Jackson Browne is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 17 million albums in the United States alone. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne has written and recorded several notable songs throughout his career including "These Days", "The Pretender", "Running On Empty", "Lawyers in Love", "Doctor My Eyes", "Take It Easy", "For a Rocker", and "Somebody's Baby".… Read More

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1948 Birth Born on October 9, 1948.
1949 Birth Roberta "Berbie" Browne was born in 1946 in Nuremberg, Germany; and Edward Severin Browne was born in 1949 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. … Read More


1966 17 Years Old 1 More Event
He attended Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, California, graduating in 1966.
1967 18 Years Old 1 More Event
He spent the remainder of 1967 and 1968 in Greenwich Village, where he backed Tim Buckley and singer Nico of the Velvet Underground.
1968 19 Years Old In 1968, following his breakup with Nico, Browne returned to Los Angeles, where he formed a folk band with Ned Doheny and Jack Wilce, and first met Glenn Frey. … Read More


1971 - 1974 2 More Events
1975 26 Years Old …  Browne and Major married in late 1975.
1976 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Browne's character was even more apparent in his next album, The Pretender. It was released during 1976, after the suicide of his first wife, Phyllis Major. … Read More
1978 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In spring of 1978, Browne appeared at the site of the Barnwell, South Carolina, nuclear reprocessing plant to perform a free concert the night before a civil disobedience action; he did not participate in the action.


1979 - 1982 3 More Events
1983 34 Years Old 1 More Event
The 1983 Lawyers in Love followed, signaling a discernible change from the personal to the political in his lyrics.
1985 - 1986 2 More Events
1987 38 Years Old The song was used at several points in the award-winning 1987 PBS documentary, The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis, by journalist Bill Moyers, and was part of the soundtrack of Stone's War, a 1986 Miami Vice episode focusing on American involvement in Central America. … Read More
1988 39 Years Old Browne also performed alongside Roy Orbison in A Black and White Night in 1988 along with Bruce Springsteen, k.d. lang, and many others. … Read More


1993 44 Years Old In 1993, four years after his previous album, Browne returned with I'm Alive, a critically acclaimed album with a more personal style that did not have any successful singles but still sold respectably – indeed, the ninth track from the album, "Sky Blue and Black", was used during the pilot episode of the situation comedy Friends.
1994 45 Years Old In 1994, Browne collaborated with Kathy Mattea to contribute "Rock Me on the Water" to the AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Country produced by the Red Hot Organization.
1995 46 Years Old 1 More Event
During 1995, he performed in The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True, a musical performance of the popular story at Lincoln Center to benefit the Children's Defense Fund. … Read More


2000 51 Years Old A liberal Democrat, Browne appeared in several rallies for presidential candidate Ralph Nader in 2000, singing "I Am a Patriot" and other songs.
2002 53 Years Old Browne released his album The Naked Ride Home in 2002, with a performance on Austin City Limits, featuring the recording with older familiar songs.
2003 54 Years Old During 2003, Browne guest-starred as himself in The Simpsons episode "Brake My Wife, Please", performing a parody of his song "Rosie" with lyrics altered to reference the plot involving Homer and Marge.
2004 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004, Browne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. … Read More
2006 57 Years Old During late 2006, Browne performed with Michael Stanley and J. D. Souther at a fundraiser for Democratic candidates in Ohio.
2007 58 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2007 in the category of Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album. … Read More
For the 2008 presidential election, he endorsed John Edwards for the Democratic presidential nomination and performed at some of Edwards' appearances.


2009 - 2010 2 More Events
2011 62 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2011, Browne won the 10th Annual Independent Music Awards in the Best Live Performance Album category for Love Is Strange: En Vivo Con Tino, performed by himself and David Lindley.
2012 63 Years Old In 2012, he joined artists such as David Crosby and Pete Seeger in supporting Ben Cohen's Stamp Stampede campaign to legally stamp messages such as "Not to Be Used for Bribing Politicians" in order to build the movement to amend the constitution and get big money out of politics.
On April 1, 2014, a twenty-three song, two-disc set titled Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne was released. … Read More
2015 66 Years Old On August 11, 2015, he performed another benefit concert for Sanctuary Centers at the Santa Barbara Bowl. … Read More
2016 67 Years Old On February 15, 2016, at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards, Browne and the Eagles performed "Take It Easy" in honor of Glenn Frey, who had died the month before. Browne has been married twice and has two children. His first wife was actress and model Phyllis Major (1946–1976). The two began their relationship around 1971.
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