The quintessential Seventies singer-songwriter.
Jackson Browne is reflective, socially aware and intelligent - all qualities that enabled him to write songs that struck a chord with a generation in the throes of change.
Bruce Springsteen Inducts Jackson BrowneBruce Springsteen Inducts Jackson Browne at the 2004 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Bruce Springsteen Inducts Jackson Browne00:10:07
Jackson Browne Acceptance Speech00:11:14
"Running On Empty"00:04:58
Jackson Browne performs "The Pretender"00:06:39
Jackson Browne Inducts David Geffen00:07:18
Jackson Browne Inducts Joan Baez00:07:14
Hall of Fame Essay
Jackson Browne is among the vanguard singer/songwriters of the rock & roll era. Over the course of three decades as a recording artist, he’s established himself as both a cerebral, introspective songwriter and a politically attuned voice of conscience.
His career has unfolded as a series of chapters reflecting personal evolution and changing priorities. In broad outline, he emerged as a soul-baring folksinger whose songs dealt with the riddles of romance and existence. During his middle period, he became a more outgoing and extroverted rocker.
Later work grew more topical in nature as Browne sang of political and social realities within and beyond our borders, all the while drawing on a varied musical palette.
Gotta do what you can just to keep your love alive
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