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Jackson Browne

1948

Jackson Browne is born on a U.S. Army base in Heidelberg, West Germany.

1966

Jackson Browne signs a songwriting contract with Elektra Records. His early songs will be recorded by such artists as Tom Rush, Nico and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

1972

Jackson Browne’s debut album, Saturate Before Using, is released. Propelled by the hit single “Doctor My Eyes” (#8), the album establishes Browne as a key singer/songwriter in the early Seventies.

1973

For Everyman, Jackson Browne’s second album, is released.

1974

Jackson Browne’s Late for the Sky, which completes a trilogy of brooding, metaphysical folk-rock albums, is released.

1976

The Pretender, by Jackson Browne, enters the charts. Keyed by FM radio’s adoption of the title song, the album reaches #4 - Browne’s strongest showing to date.

1977

Jackson Browne’s Running On Empty - a conceptual live album drawn from the previous summer’s tour - is released. It stays on the charts for over a year, peaking at #3.

1979

The first in a series of antinuclear concerts, organized by Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne, is held at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. A three-record set, No Nukes/The MUSE Concerts for a Non-Nuclear Future, will reach #19.

1980

Hold Out, Jackson Browne’s sixth album (and first to go #1), is released.

1982

Jackson Browne’s biggest hit, “Somebody’s Baby” (#7), enters the Top Forty.

1986

Jackson Browne releases Lives in the Balance, his fourth consecutive Top Ten album.

1989

World in Motion, Jackson Browne’s most overtly political album, is released.

1983

I’m Alive, Jackson Browne’s critically acclaimed tenth album, is issued.

1996

Looking East, by Jackson Browne, makes its debut. It is only his second album of the Nineties.

1997

Jackson Browne’s first greatest hits album, The Next Album You Hear, is released.

2002

Jackson Browne releases The Naked Ride Home, his first new album in six years.

2004

Jackson Browne is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the nineteenth annual induction dinner. Bruce Springsteen is his presenter.