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Recording artist Jackson Browne visited Gov. Jerry Brown this afternoon before the "Running On Empty" rocker's concert Wednesday at the Sacramento Community Center Theater.

The 72-year-old governor and the 62-year-old Browne, who recorded the iconic "Running On Empty" album in 1977, share more than their similar last names. Follow this:

During his former tour as California's governor, Jerry Brown dated pop singer Linda Ronstadt.

Linda Ronstadt's self-titled second solo album, featured backup vocalists Glenn Frey and Don Henley.

Frey and Henley went on to form their own country rock group, The Eagles.

Browne wrote The Eagles' first single, "Take It Easy," released on the band's 1972 debut album.

Photo: Gov. Jerry Brown, Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Jackson Browne, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez. Credit: The Governor's Office


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