Jackson Browne set for solo U.S. tour

Jackson Browne set for solo U.S. tour

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne says he plans to close out 2009 with a solo acoustic tour in the United States.
Browne resolves McCain lawsuit

Browne resolves McCain lawsuit

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 21 (UPI) -- U.S. singer/songwriter Jackson Browne says he has resolved his lawsuit against the Republican National Committee and Sen. John McCain.
Jackson Browne set for N.A. leg of tour

Jackson Browne set for N.A. leg of tour

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Singer-songwriter Jackson Browne has announced plans to bring his "Time the Conqueror World Tour" back to North America this summer.

Osbourne to rock Japan after seven years

TOKYO, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Former Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has agreed to perform in Japan for the first time in seven years, promoters say.
Jackson Browne sues John McCain

Jackson Browne sues John McCain

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- California singer-songwriter Jackson Browne has filed suit against Republican Sen. John McCain, charging copyright infringement and false endorsement.
Glen Campbell to release new studio album

Glen Campbell to release new studio album

HOLLYWOOD, May 1 (UPI) -- U.S. crooner Glen Campbell is set to release a new studio album called "Meet Glen Campbell" this summer, Capitol/EMI said.

Musicians lead new No Nukes campaign

WASHINGTON , Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Graham Nash and other musicians planned to take their anti-nuclear campaign to Washington on Tuesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007.
By United Press International

Music man Don Kirshner to be honored

NEW YORK, May 2 (UPI) -- Don Kirshner, whose rock concert series is considered a predecessor to MTV, will receive a lifetime achievement award from the U.S. Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Parton tabbed for Mercer award

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- Country singer Dolly Parton on Tuesday was selected the 2007 recipient of the Johnny Mercer Award for her career-long body of songwriting work.

Songwriter Hall of Fame inductees named

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- Jackson Browne, already a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Monday led a sextuplet of tunesmiths to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York. Besides Browne, the Hall will honor Don Black, Irving Burgie, Michael Masser, Bobby Weinstein and the

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, Oct. 9, 2006.
By United Press International

ASCAP to honor Lennox and Green Day

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Annie Lennox and Green Day will be honored during ASCAP's 23rd Annual Pop Music Awards, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers said Friday.

Stars support Hall congressional bid

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne and Graham Nash are soliciting donations to help former Orleans frontman John Hall run for the U.S. Congress.

Lineup set for MusiCares benefit

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen, the Dixie Chicks, Paul Simon and Sting will pay tribute to James Taylor at the 2006 MusiCares Person of the Year gala in Los Angeles.
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Jackson Browne
American singer/guitarist Jackson Browne performs at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London on March 26, 2006.(UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Jackson Browne (born Clyde Jackson Browne; October 9, 1948) is an American rock singer-songwriter and musician who has sold in excess of 17 million albums in the United States alone.

Coming to prominence in the 1970s, Browne's political interests and personal angst have been central to his career, resulting in popular songs such as "Somebody's Baby", "These Days", "The Pretender", "Lawyers in Love" and "Running On Empty". In 2004, Browne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by his friend Bruce Springsteen. The same year, Browne received an honorary Doctorate of Music from Los Angeles' Occidental College for "a remarkable musical career that has successfully combined an intensely personal artistry with a broader vision of social change and justice".

Browne was born in Heidelberg, Germany, where his father, an American serviceman, was stationed. Browne's mother, Beatrice Amanda (née Dahl), was a Minnesota native of Norwegian ancestry. Browne has three siblings: Roberta "Berbie" Browne who was born in 1946 in Nuremberg, Germany (Nuernberg) and Edward Severin Browne who was born in 1949 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His younger sister, Gracie Browne, was born a number of years later. Browne moved to the Highland Park district of Los Angeles, California, at the age of 3 and in his teens began singing folk music in local venues like the Ash Grove. He attended Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, California, graduating in 1966.

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