Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and musician who has sold over 17 million albums in the United States alone. 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 both inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, and bestowed an Honorary Doctorate of Music by Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. Browne was born in Heidelberg, Germany, where his father, Clyde Jack Browne, an American serviceman, was stationed for his job assignment with the Star and Stripes newspaper. Browne's mother, Beatrice Amanda (ne Dahl), was a Minnesota native of Norwegian ancestry.
Contributions by Wasted Time R, Cgingold, and Ross Ledsham.