Jackson Browne is an American singer-songwriter and environmental activist whose famous songs include Running on Empty, Take It Easy, These Days and Doctor My Eyes. He has over the years sold several millions of albums worldwide. His successful musical career earned him inductions into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004 and 2007 respectively.
He was born to Beatrice and Clyde Browne. He grew up with three siblings: Roberta, Edward and Gracie. His first marriage was to Phyllis Major. The marriage lasted from 1975 to 1976. In 1981, he got married to his second wife Lynne Sweeney. The marriage ended in divorce in 1983. He had two children from these marriages.
Few months after he married his first wife Phyllis, she committed suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills. Her death left him extremely devastated.
And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked. His idol was Louis Armstrong. My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that was perfect for playing the trumpet.Jackson Browne
As far as those kinds of things, I also played at the concert to call for the release of Nelson Mandela when he was a political prisoner in South Africa. We were celebrating his 70th birthday and calling for his release.Jackson Browne
I love to read. I love to stretch. In the morning, I get up, and if I'm not in a hurry, I will lie on the floor on a rug, look through some books and magazines, and maybe listen to music and try to do stretching exercises to tune up.Jackson Browne
I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar.Jackson Browne
I wrote the song For A Dancer for a friend of mine who died in a fire. He was in the sauna in a house that burned down, so he had no idea anything was going on. It was very sad.Jackson Browne
I've also gotten to play in front of a million people in Central Park when there was a grass roots movement calling for nuclear disarmament - it was about 1982 - they called it Peace Sunday.Jackson Browne
No matter how close to yours another's steps have grown, in the end there is one dance you'll do alone.Jackson Browne
Now, guitar was pretty cool. Everybody knew something on the guitar. So I wanted to play guitar, but I told my dad if he wanted me to keep studying something, I'd like to study piano.Jackson Browne
Right around the end of the fifties, college students and young people in general, began to realize that this music was almost like a history of our country - this music contained the real history of the people of this country.Jackson Browne
That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played.Jackson Browne
is a famous German-American singer-songwriter and guitarist,
who was born on
October 9, 1948. As a person born on this date, Jackson Browne is listed in our database as the 13th
most popular celebrity for the day (October 9) and the 44th most popular for the year (1948).
People born on October 9
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Jackson Browne is the 346th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Jackson Browne's birthday, Jackson Browne is the 5th most famous German-American.
In general, Jackson Browne ranks as the 4144th
most popular famous person, and the 442nd most popular singer of all time.
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