Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American rock music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, whose introspective lyrics made him one of the most influential musicians of the confessional Southern Californian singer-songwriter movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Born in Heidelberg (his father was an American serviceman stationed in occupied Germany), Browne moved to the Highland Park district of Los Angeles, California at an early age and began singing folk music locally. In 1966, he joined the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
A precociously gifted songwriter, Browne signed a publishing contract with Nina Music, and his songs were performed by Tom Rush, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, the Byrds and Steve Noonan, among others.
After moving to Greenwich Village, New York, Browne worked briefly in Tim Buckley's back-up band and on Nico's Chelsea Girl. After leaving New York City, Browne formed a folk band with Ned Doheney and Jack Wilce.
In 1971, Browne signed with Asylum Records and released Jackson Browne (1972), which included the piano-driven "Doctor My Eyes", a top ten hit on U.S. pop singles cha...
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