Stay, The Loadout, Jackson Browne, Rayman’s Song Of The Day [VIDEO]
It was on this day in 1977 that Jackson Browne recorded “Stay” and “Running On Empty” live, in concert, in Columbia Maryland.
In many ways, Jackson Browne was the quintessential sensitive Californian singer/songwriter of the early ’70s. While the majority of his classic ’70s work was personal, it nevertheless provided a touchstone for a generation of baby boomers coming to terms with adulthood. Not only did his lyrics strike a nerve, but his laid-back folk-rock set the template for much of the music to come out of California during the ’70s.
During the late ’70s and early ’80s, he was at the height of his popularity, as each of his albums charted in the Top Ten. Midway through the ’80s, Jackson made a series of political protest records that caused his audience to shrink, but when he returned to introspective songwriting in the 90’s, he made a modest comeback.