Jackson Browne

Genres: Country / Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Soundtrack Television
Tags: singer-songwriter classic rock rock folk soft rock seen live Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Clyde Jackson Browne, 9 October 1948, Heidelberg, Germany, but raised in Los Angeles, California, USA, from the age of three. Browne was introduced to folk music while in his teens and began writing songs at the instigation of two high school friends, Greg Copeland and Steve Noonan. The youngsters frequented the Paradox club, a favoured haunt of traditional musicians, where Jackson was introduced to the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. He joined the unit in February 1966, only to leave within six months, but some of his early compositions appeared on their subsequent albums. An ensuing contract with Nina Music, the publishing arm of Elektra Records, resulted in several of Browne’s songs being recorded by the label’s acts, including Tom Rush and the aforementioned Noonan. Browne had, meanwhile, ventured to New York, where he accompanied singer Nico during her engagement at the Dom, a club owned by Andy Warhol. The singer’s Chelsea Girl set featured three...

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