Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cover Boys • Jackson Browne

Jackson Browne

I am not sure who didn't have a crush on Jackson Browne back in the late 70s. I mean, he was cute as hell, had those sad songs to sing, and was just adorable. In the summer of 1978, my high school friends and I went to see Jackson Browne playing live in Philadelphia, and heard this song played live. He was touring in support of the Running On Empty album, and had to close the show with The Load Out, and Stay. While he had co-written The Load Out, his own peak into life on the road, Stay was written by Maurice Williams in 1960, and sung by Maurice and his doo-wop group, The Zodiacs. But in 1978, it was Browne's version that was on the radio, and made it to #20 on the Billboard Hot 100.


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