Jackson Browne

Greatly Appreciated


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 1970’s, 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.  (More from Wikipedia)
But for sheer “what-were-they-thinking” wonderment, it is hard to top the name the Cretones; who knows how much more success they could have had with a less cringe-worthy name.  Mark Goldenberg with this band later served as the lead guitarist for Jackson Browne for more than a decade. 
(July 2012)
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The truly heartbreaking part of his Alzheimer’s diagnosis is that Glen Campbell had just launched a comeback a few years before, with his 2008 album Meet Glen Campbell that features Campbell covering songs by U2Foo FightersTom Pettyand Green Day – “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” being the latter song – plus one of the last songs written by John Lennon, “Grow Old with Me”, and an early Jackson Browne song, “These Days”  that was first recorded by Nico in 1967


(February 2015)

Last edited: March 22, 2021