GALLERY: Jackson Browne

Singer/songwriter legend Jackson Browne took it easy for a two-night stand at Humphreys by the Bay on Aug. 29-30.

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Legendary singer/songwriter Jackson Browne took it easy at Humphreys by the Bay on Tuesday, Aug. 30.
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It was actually the second of two sold-out nights at the scenic venue.
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One of America’s greatest singer/songwriters, Jackson Browne (born Clyde) has sold over 18 million albums in the U.S. alone.
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He rose to national/worldwide prominence in the ‘70s with songs he wrote for himself – and for others.
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Some of his best-known hits include “These Days,” “The Pretender,” “Running on Empty,” “Take It Easy” and “Somebody’s Baby.”
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In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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He also received an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Occidental College in LA.
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Fun fact: Browne was actually born in Heidelberg, Germany in 1948, where his father was stationed on assignment with the Stars and Stripes newspaper.
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After Browne graduated high school in 1966, he joined the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band before eventually moving to Greenwich Village.
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There, he spent time backing Tim Buckley and Nico of the Velvet underground. He contributed heavily to her debut album, “Chelsea Girl.”
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Browne’s first songs, such as “Shadow Dream Song” and “These Days” were recorded by such acts as Tom Rush, Nico, Gregg Allman, Joan Baez, the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, the Byrds and others.
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He didn’t actually release his own versions of those songs until years later.
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After signing to David Geffen’s Asylum Records in 1971, he released his self-titled debut album in 1972, with the singles “Rock Me on the Water,” “Jamaica Say You Will,” and “Song for Adam” gaining radio airplay.
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Thirteen more studio albums have followed since then, with 2014’s “Standing in the Breach” as the latest.
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Fun fact: Browne guest-starred as himself in an episode of “The Simpsons” titled “Brake My Wife, Please,” performing a parody of his song “Rosie.”
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He played a 24-song set list at Humphreys on Aug. 30, which included the following songs: “Rock Me on the Water,” “Fountain of Sorrow,” “The Long Way Around,” “I’m Alive,” “For a Dancer”…
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“These Days,” “Somebody’s Baby,” “The Barricades of Heaven,” “The Pretender,” “Running on Empty,” “Take It Easy,” and “Our Lady of the Well” (among others). This picture shows the amended set list from night one that him and his band changed for night two.
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