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Jackson Browne- Running On Empty 40th anniversary

In 1977, highly-acclaimed Southern California singer/songwriter Jackson Browne found himself to be a new dad, a suddenly single parent, and a widower following the suicide of his wife. Conventional wisdom would assume that any one of those three…

Jackson Browne-Two of Me,Two of You-unreleased Los Angeles 1994

In February 1994  I had the pleasure to interview Jackson Browne again  in a Los Angeles recording studio, so shortly before the session we asked his manager if Jackson would oblige us with an acoustic performance. "No, probably not, he's…

Jackson Browne- Running on Empty 40th Anniversary12-11

You no doubt know and love many of the songs on Jackson Browne's December 1977 hit album Running on Empty ,  but do you know the complex, emotional circumstances under which it was recorded? As it turns out, riding in the back of the bus never…
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Eagles 45th Anniversary-the late Glenn Frey, Randy Meisner

Down through the history of mankind, first flights such as The Eagles are revered: the Montgolfier brothers in Paris in 1783 with their hot air balloon; the Wright brothers in 1903 with powered flight...

Jo Jo Gunne 45th Anniversary- Jay Ferguson

Telling a funny story about Chuck Berry on the forty-fifth anniversary of that first ( and in songwriting, their best ) 1972 album Jo Jo Gunne, Jay Ferguson...

Warren Zevon from Excitable Boy to The Wind

Warren Zevon, the gambler's son who wrote and sang "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead", presumably is indeed resting in peace...

Eagles- Hotel California- Don Henley, Joe Walsh,the late Glenn Frey

"Hotel California" by The Eagles... impressive combination of cinematic vision, songcraft, and high tech production seemed to be coming from a place in the near future to which the rest of rock would have to catch up...

Jackson Browne- The Pretender

The critical rave reviews for Browne's fourth effort, 1976's The Pretender, were still coming in for the acclaimed Southern California singer/ songwriter when Jackson found himself to be a new first-time dad, a suddenly single parent, and a widower from the suicide of his first wife...

Jackson Browne-Lives in the Balance-Looking East

After 1978's Running on Empty  (covered separately elsewhere here In the Studio), Jackson Browne deftly used his superstar celebrity to send #1 hits up the Pop Chart ('Somebody's Baby") as well as romantic mid-tempo laments ("In the Shape of…