Singer / songwriter Jackson Browne, who has sold over 17 million records in his long and storied career, turns 64 on Oct. 9. Browne began his career in New York's Greenwich Village, joining up with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and soon becoming a songwriter for Elektra Records' publishing company.

He successfully continued to write tunes for others while performing on the side, but when he released his self titled debut in 1972, his road to rock stardom was permanently paved.

Today, aside from his acts of charity and environmental activism, the man who brought us 'These Days,' 'Take It Easy,' and 'Somebody's Baby' is prepping for an upcoming Fall 2012 tour, which is set to kick off just six days after his birthday.