Jackson Browne was born in Germany while his dad was stationed in the Army, but was raised in Los Angeles, where he made a name for himself in the '60s as a songwriter. After a few years kicking around the scene and gaining a reputation, he released his eponymous album in 1972. With help and support from the Eagles, Warren Zevon and others, Browne quickly became one of the decade's most popular, and defining, singer-songwriters. His mid-'70s albums 'For Everyman,' 'Late for the Sky' and 'The Pretender' are classics. By the end of the decade, Browne became heavily active in political causes, especially as an advocate against nuclear power. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and has continued to make records that blend the personal with the political.
How Jackson Browne Started Getting Political on ‘Lawyers in Love'
His third Top 10 LP in a row featured a noted lyrical change.
Former Jackson Browne Guitarist David Lindley Dead at 78
Stringed instrument virtuoso also played with Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Crosby & Nash and many more.
Watch Jackson Browne and James Taylor Perform 'Take It Easy'
Duo also got together onstage for "The Pretender."
Jackson Browne Announces New Album 'Downhill From Everywhere'
New video featuring Phoebe Bridgers comes ahead of singer-songwriter's first album in six years.
How Glenn Frey Swiped 'Take It Easy' for Eagles' Debut
Debut single rose to No. 12 after insertion of key missing verse.
Listen to Jackson Browne’s New Song, ‘Downhill From Everywhere'
Earth Day track appears in documentary exploring pollution caused by plastic.
Listen to Jackson Browne's New Song, 'A Little Soon to Say'
Track was written before coronavirus pandemic, but it sounds incredibly timely.
Jackson Browne Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus
Singer has "mild" symptoms and has been at home for about the past 10 days.