Jackson Browne

Browne was born October 9, 1948, in Heidelberg, Germany, where his father Clyde Jack Browne, an American serviceman, was stationed for his job assignment with the Stars and Stripes newspaper. Browne's mother, Beatrice Amanda (née Dahl), was a Minnesota native of Norwegian ancestry. Browne has three siblings. Roberta "Berbie" Browne was born in 1946 in Nuremberg, Germany; and Edward Severin Browne was born in 1949 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. His younger sister, Gracie Browne, was born a number of years later. At the age of three, Browne and his family moved to his grandfather's house, Abbey San Encino, in the Highland Park district of Los Angeles. In his teens, he began singing folk songs in local venues such as the Ash Grove and The Troubador Club. He attended Sunny Hills High School in Fullerton, California, graduating in 1966. Clyde Jackson Browne is a German/American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 18 million albums in the United States. Coming to prominence in the 1970s, 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, and given an honorary doctorate of music by Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. In 2015, Rolling Stone ranked him as 37th in its list of the "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time".

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Troubadours (2011)

In the wake of the turbulent 1960s, a new style of song and songwriter came to the fore – a style marked by vulnerable introspection and raw, naked emotion. Backed by little more than a lone acoustic guitar or simple piano, these exciting voices descended upon Los ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Neville
CAST:  Jackson Browne  •  David Crosby  •  Elton John  •  Carole King

In the wake of the turbulent 1960s, a new style of song and songwriter came to the fore – a style marked by vulnerable introspection and raw, naked emotion. Backed by little more than a lone acoustic guitar or simple piano, these exciting voices descended upon Los ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Morgan Neville
CAST:  Jackson Browne  •  David Crosby  •  Elton John  •  Carole King

Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night (1988)

Recorded live at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, Roy is joined by an eclectic ensemble of rock and roll superstars including Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, T-Bone Burnett, J.D. Souther, Jennifer Warnes, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Mitchell
CAST:  Roy Orbison  •  Jackson Browne  •  T Bone Burnett  •  Elvis Costello

Recorded live at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, Roy is joined by an eclectic ensemble of rock and roll superstars including Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, T-Bone Burnett, J.D. Souther, Jennifer Warnes, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Mitchell
CAST:  Roy Orbison  •  Jackson Browne  •  T Bone Burnett  •  Elvis Costello

Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested (1996)

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DIRECTION:  James Yukich
CAST:  Bonnie Raitt  •  Bryan Adams  •  Charles Brown  •  Ruth Brown

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DIRECTION:  James Yukich
CAST:  Bonnie Raitt  •  Bryan Adams  •  Charles Brown  •  Ruth Brown

Nico Icon (1995)

A look into the many lives of Christa Päffgen, otherwise known as Nico; from cutie German mädchen to the first of the supermodels, to glamorous diva of the Velvet Underground, to cult item, junkie and hag. Many faces for the same woman, whom, you realize, just ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susanne Ofteringer
CAST:  Nico  •  Tina Aumont  •  Jackson Browne  •  Christian Aaron Boulogne

A look into the many lives of Christa Päffgen, otherwise known as Nico; from cutie German mädchen to the first of the supermodels, to glamorous diva of the Velvet Underground, to cult item, junkie and hag. Many faces for the same woman, whom, you realize, just ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susanne Ofteringer
CAST:  Nico  •  Tina Aumont  •  Jackson Browne  •  Christian Aaron Boulogne

Jackson Browne: Going Home (1994)

This chronicle of Jackson Browne's remarkable career contains interviews, performances and rare footage spanning 25 years featuring Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby, Graham Nash, The Eagles, David Lindley, Jennifer Warnes and many more.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Janice Engel
CAST:  Jackson Browne  •  David Lindley  •  David Crosby  •  Graham Nash

This chronicle of Jackson Browne's remarkable career contains interviews, performances and rare footage spanning 25 years featuring Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt, David Crosby, Graham Nash, The Eagles, David Lindley, Jennifer Warnes and many more.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Janice Engel
CAST:  Jackson Browne  •  David Lindley  •  David Crosby  •  Graham Nash

Kris Kristofferson: His Life and Work (1993)

Interviews with celebrities such as Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, Dennis Hopper and Willie Nelson examine the remarkable career of actor-performer Kris Kristofferson, who successfully bridged the gap between Hollywood and Nashville. From his mastery of the "New ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Joyce
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Joan Baez  •  Bob Beckham  •  Jackson Browne

Interviews with celebrities such as Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, Dennis Hopper and Willie Nelson examine the remarkable career of actor-performer Kris Kristofferson, who successfully bridged the gap between Hollywood and Nashville. From his mastery of the "New ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Joyce
CAST:  Kris Kristofferson  •  Joan Baez  •  Bob Beckham  •  Jackson Browne

Talking Guitars (2008)

"Talking Guitars" is an intimate portrait of master guitar craftsman, Flip Scipio. The behind-the-scenes music-documentary illustrates the fascinating juxtaposition of the quiet artist and the world of musicians who seek his expertise. His clients include Jackson ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claire Pijman
CAST:  Jackson Browne  •  Paul Simon  •  Ry Cooder  •  Flip Scipio

"Talking Guitars" is an intimate portrait of master guitar craftsman, Flip Scipio. The behind-the-scenes music-documentary illustrates the fascinating juxtaposition of the quiet artist and the world of musicians who seek his expertise. His clients include Jackson ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claire Pijman
CAST:  Jackson Browne  •  Paul Simon  •  Ry Cooder  •  Flip Scipio

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream (2007)

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich and packed with rare concert footage and home movies, this documentary explores the history of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, including Petty's famous collaborations and notorious clashes with the record industry. Interviews with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Tom Petty  •  Ron Blair  •  Mike Campbell  •  George Drakoulias

Directed by Peter Bogdanovich and packed with rare concert footage and home movies, this documentary explores the history of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, including Petty's famous collaborations and notorious clashes with the record industry. Interviews with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Tom Petty  •  Ron Blair  •  Mike Campbell  •  George Drakoulias

No Nukes (1980)

Documentary and concert film that contains selections from the legendary September 1979 Madison Square Garden concerts by the Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) collective, with Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and John Hall being the key organizers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Goldberg  •  Anthony Potenza  •  Julian Schlossberg
CAST:  Jackson Browne  •  David Crosby  •  Jane Fonda  •  John Hall

Documentary and concert film that contains selections from the legendary September 1979 Madison Square Garden concerts by the Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) collective, with Jackson Browne, Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, and John Hall being the key organizers ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny Goldberg  •  Anthony Potenza  •  Julian Schlossberg
CAST:  Jackson Browne  •  David Crosby  •  Jane Fonda  •  John Hall

Trudell (2005)

A chronicle of legendary Native American poet/activist John Trudell's travels, spoken word performances and politics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Heather Rae
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Sam Shepard  •  Jackson Browne  •  Kris Kristofferson

A chronicle of legendary Native American poet/activist John Trudell's travels, spoken word performances and politics.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Heather Rae
CAST:  Robert Redford  •  Sam Shepard  •  Jackson Browne  •  Kris Kristofferson

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

Following a childhood tragedy, Dewey Cox follows a long and winding road to music stardom. Dewey perseveres through changing musical styles, an addiction to nearly every drug known and bouts of uncontrollable rage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  John C. Reilly  •  Jenna Fischer  •  Tim Meadows  •  Kristen Wiig

Following a childhood tragedy, Dewey Cox follows a long and winding road to music stardom. Dewey perseveres through changing musical styles, an addiction to nearly every drug known and bouts of uncontrollable rage.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  John C. Reilly  •  Jenna Fischer  •  Tim Meadows  •  Kristen Wiig

The Ski Bum (1971)

A ski instructor tries to teach a bunch of insanely eccentric people how to ski while dealing with everyone wanting his attention.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce D. Clark
CAST:  Zalman King  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Joseph Mell  •  Dimitra Arliss

A ski instructor tries to teach a bunch of insanely eccentric people how to ski while dealing with everyone wanting his attention.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bruce D. Clark
CAST:  Zalman King  •  Charlotte Rampling  •  Joseph Mell  •  Dimitra Arliss

All My Friends - Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman (2014)

All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman captures a once-in-a-lifetime performance, honoring one of the most acclaimed and beloved icons in rock and roll history. A founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and successful solo artist in ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Gregg Allman  •  Warren Haynes  •  Derek Trucks  •  Susan Tedeschi

All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs & Voice of Gregg Allman captures a once-in-a-lifetime performance, honoring one of the most acclaimed and beloved icons in rock and roll history. A founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and successful solo artist in ...  (more)

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CAST:  Gregg Allman  •  Warren Haynes  •  Derek Trucks  •  Susan Tedeschi

Jackson Browne with Special Guest Sara Watkins Live (2012)

The legendary Jackson Browne gives an intimate acoustic performance featuring songs from his entire body of work at the historic Paramount Theater, while singer-songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins opens the concert as a special guest.  (more)

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CAST:  Jackson Browne  •  Sara Watkins  •  Sean Watkins  •  Val McCallum

The legendary Jackson Browne gives an intimate acoustic performance featuring songs from his entire body of work at the historic Paramount Theater, while singer-songwriter and fiddle player Sara Watkins opens the concert as a special guest.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jackson Browne  •  Sara Watkins  •  Sean Watkins  •  Val McCallum

Echo in the Canyon (2019)

A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic music groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Slater
CAST:  Jakob Dylan  •  Tom Petty  •  Eric Clapton  •  Ringo Starr

A look at the roots of the historic music scene in L.A.'s Laurel Canyon featuring the music of iconic music groups such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, and The Mamas and the Papas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew Slater
CAST:  Jakob Dylan  •  Tom Petty  •  Eric Clapton  •  Ringo Starr

David Crosby: Remember My Name (2019)

You thought you knew him. Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  A.J. Eaton
CAST:  David Crosby  •  Jan Dance  •  Graham Nash  •  Stephen Stills

You thought you knew him. Meet David Crosby now in this portrait of a man with everything but an easy retirement on his mind. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  A.J. Eaton
CAST:  David Crosby  •  Jan Dance  •  Graham Nash  •  Stephen Stills

The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash (2019)

Johnny Cash stands among the giants of 20th century American life. But his story remains tangled in mystery and myth. This documentary brings Cash the man out from behind the legend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thom Zimny
CAST:  Johnny Cash  •  Robert Duvall  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  Bruce Springsteen

Johnny Cash stands among the giants of 20th century American life. But his story remains tangled in mystery and myth. This documentary brings Cash the man out from behind the legend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Thom Zimny
CAST:  Johnny Cash  •  Robert Duvall  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  Bruce Springsteen

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice (2019)

With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene in her early twenties.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Linda Ronstadt  •  Dolly Parton  •  Emmylou Harris  •  Bonnie Raitt

With one of the most memorably stunning voices that has ever hit the airwaves, Linda Ronstadt burst onto the 1960s folk rock music scene in her early twenties.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Linda Ronstadt  •  Dolly Parton  •  Emmylou Harris  •  Bonnie Raitt

The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True (1995)

This production consists an abbreviated script and highlights most musical numbers from the 1939 film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis J. Horvitz  •  Darrell Larson
CAST:  Jackson Browne  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Natalie Cole  •  Joel Grey

This production consists an abbreviated script and highlights most musical numbers from the 1939 film.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis J. Horvitz  •  Darrell Larson
CAST:  Jackson Browne  •  Roger Daltrey  •  Natalie Cole  •  Joel Grey

Jackson Browne: VH-1 Storytellers (1996)

Another episode of VH1’s classic series Storytellers, this one featuring Jackson Browne and features the following tracks: Running on empty, Rock me on the water, The pretender, Doctor my eyes, Rosie, Barricades of Heaven (lost verse), Barricades of Heaven, ...  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Jackson Browne

Another episode of VH1’s classic series Storytellers, this one featuring Jackson Browne and features the following tracks: Running on empty, Rock me on the water, The pretender, Doctor my eyes, Rosie, Barricades of Heaven (lost verse), Barricades of Heaven, ...  (more)

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CAST:  Jackson Browne
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