Clyde Jackson Browne, who is more popularly known as just Jackson Browne, opened her eyes into this world on the 9th of October in the year 1948. He is a German who is an American singer and a songwriter as well as being a renowned musician by profession. His music belongs to the rock genre. His thoughtful and much reflective lyrics that are present in his songs and music, have helped much in making him the poster boy for the singer-songwriter movement that had been conducted in the South California in the late sixties and the early seventies time period.
In the year 2004, Browne was honored with an induction into the “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame” by a fellow American musician named Bruce Springsteen. They also shared good friendship. In the very same year, Browne was also honored with a honorary Doctorate in Music that had been from the Occidental College that is located in Los Angeles. This doctorate had been given to him owing to his much remarkable musical career that had been amalgamated the need and presence of a broader vision regarding the then social environment and injustice.
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Browne had taken birth Heidelberg that is located in Germany. His father was an American serviceman whereas his mother was Minnesota native. He had three siblings named Roberta "Berbie" Browne who had opened her eyes in this world in the year 1946 in Nuremberg, Edward Severin Browne who had been born three years later in the year 1949 in Frankfurt and last but not the least Gracie Browne, who is the youngest and was born several years later. He relocated to the district named Highland Park that is also located in Los Angeles. He had been singing since the age of three. It was in his teens that he had begun taking interest in and began singing folk music at different local venues. In the year 1966, he went on to join a band that was named “Nitty Gritty Dirt Band”. As far as his high school education is concerned he gained it from the “Sunny Hills High School” that is located in Fullerton, California.
It would not be wrong to say that Browne is a very gifted songwriter. Recently he had signed a contract in this context with the label named “Nina Music.” His songs had been performed by the likes of Joan Baez, the talented Tom Rush, the Eagles, the Byrds and also by Steve Noonan to name a few. After he had moved to the venue of the Greenwich Village located in New York, he had also been a brief member in Tim Buckleys back-up band. A couple of months ago, in the month of August 2008 to be more precise, Browne had sued John McCain, presidential candidate, who belonged to the Republican Party for using his 1977 hit single titled “Running on Empty” without his permission.