Jackson Browne-1980

Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne has written and recorded songs such as "These Days", "The Pretender", "Running on Empty", "Lawyers in Love", "Doctor My Eyes", "Take It Easy", "For a Rocker", and "Somebody's Baby". In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as bestowed an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Occidental College in Los Angeles, California....

After graduating in 1966, Browne joined the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, performing at the Golden Bear (Huntington Beach, California) where they opened for The Lovin' Spoonful. The band later recorded a number of Browne's songs, including "These Days", "Holding", and "Shadow Dream Song". He also spent a short time in his friend Pamela Polland's band, Gentle Soul. Browne left the Dirt Band after a few months and moved to Greenwich Village, New York, where he became a staff writer for Elektra Records' publishing company, Nina Music before his eighteenth birthday. He reported on musical events in New York City with his friends Greg Copeland and Adam Saylor. He spent the remainder of 1967 and 1968 in Greenwich Village, where he backed Tim Buckley and singer Nico of the Velvet Underground. In 1967, Browne and Nico were romantically linked and he became a significant contributor to her debut album, Chelsea Girl, writing and playing guitar on several of the songs (including "These Days"). 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 at [1])

Links to Peel

Because of other artists' recordings of his songs, Jackson Browne was a well-known name to followers of the US music scene before David Geffen's Asylum Records released his first LP in 1972. It was played by both Peel and Bob Harris, and both DJs featured his subsequent albums in their 1970s show playlists. Apart from Loudon Wainwright III, Jackson Browne seemed to be the only American singer-songwriter from the 1970s who Peel retained a liking for, and the DJ continued to play tracks by him in later decades. Two tracks from the album Late For The Sky appeared in the 1976 Festive Fifty, while "Here Come Those Tears Again", from The Pretender, was among that year's Peelenium selections. The singer later became known for his political activism, for causes which Peel may well have approved of.

Festive Fifty Entries


  • Jackson Browne - Here Come Those Tears Again + lyrics

    Jackson Browne - Here Come Those Tears Again + lyrics

    Peelenium 1976: Here Come Those Tears Again


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Other Shows Played

Jackson Browne - Fountain of Sorrow

Jackson Browne - Fountain of Sorrow


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