Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American rock singer-songwriter and musician. Browne had fractious but lifelong professional relationship with Warren Zevon, mentoring Zevon's first two Asylum albums through the studio as a producer after browbeating Asylum head David Geffen into giving Zevon a recording contract. He was also interviewed by Crystal Zevon for her book I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Dirty Life and Times of Warren Zevon. A highly bootlegged and now freely redistributable radio show recording of a Jackson Browne/Warren Zevon concert exists as The Offender Meets the Pretender. He is also the godfather of Ariel Zevon and has helped support her family farming organization Local Agricultural Community Exchange with benefit concerts.