‘Take It Easy’: Bruce Jumps Onstage with Jackson Browne

by Steve Spohn
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JacksonandBruce SongMango.comBruce Springsteen kicked off his birthday celebration by joining old pal, Jackson Browne, onstage to perform the California folk-rock classic, “Take It Easy,” as well as the lesser-known “Our Lady Of The Well.”

The show capped Browne’s two-night stand at Red Bank’s Count Basie Theatre in Springsteen’s home state of New Jersey.

Bruce turned 66 today (September 23rd).

Springsteen joined Browne who is touring to support of his new, top-notch album, Standing In the Breach. The two are close friends, and have collaborated in the past. They paired up on a live cover of the Maurice Williams’ song, “Stay,” which is found on the No Nukes album (recorded at Madison Square Garden, September 19-23, 1979). In 2004, Springsteen inducted Browne into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Jackson’s tour continues Thursday night, September 24th, at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ.

Enjoy this footage of Jackson and Bruce (on his birthday) doing “Take It Easy” at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ:

Steve Spohn is a former Saturday Night Live and Nickelodeon Television executive. Growing up near Princeton, NJ, led to a musical addiction, with WMMR in Philly and WNEW in NYC providing the daily dose. When not attending or planning to attend Bruce Springsteen concerts, he's plugging away as a screenwriter in Beverly Hills. Reach Steve at SSpohn@SongMango.com.