At the forefront of the West Coast music scene in the 1970s, Jackson Browne has made a name for himself as a sensitive troubadour. After launching his solo career in 1972, he soon developed a dedicated following. The Pretender, released in 1976, was his first album to go platinum. In the 1980s, he turned his attention outward, giving his music a social and political slant. Browne has carried on through the 1990s, following his own pace. In 2004, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Four years later, he launched his 13th album, Time The Conqueror.