Jackson Browne’s These Days was one of Bob Saget’s favourite songs

Bruno Cooke June 13, 2022
Jackson Browne’s These Days was one of Bob Saget’s favourite songs
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Jackson Browne was among the guest performers in Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute, which came out via Netflix last Friday (10 June 2022). He performed For A Dancer and These Days, the latter of which was reportedly one of Saget’s favourite songs.

Jackson Browne performs at Bob Saget tribute concert

Taking place at The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, Netflix’s Dirty Daddy: The Bob Saget Tribute featured a roster of the well-loved comedian’s famous friends.

Among them were John Stamos, John Mayer, Jim Carrey, Jeff Ross, Dave Chappelle, Seth Green, Chris Rock and Jackson Browne.

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Browne performed two of his songs, For A Dancer and These Days. 

The latter was reportedly a favourite song of Bob Saget’s and Jackson Browne’s performance caused emotional reactions among several of Saget’s friends, in particular John Stamos, who People writes was “overcome with emotion”.

Stamos reveals Browne’s These Days was one of Saget’s favourite songs

During his introduction to Jackson Browne’s second performance, John Stamos told those present These Days was one of Bob Saget’s favourite songs.

Earlier in the evening, Browne explained Saget had once asked him to play For A Dancer at a comedy event in New York.

Brown admitted he wasn’t sure it would fit well at an event featuring comedians, but Bob encouraged him. The Everett Post quotes him as saying: “After laughing really hard, it’s good to contemplate death for a little while and (then) you can presumably go back to laughing.”

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When the time arrived for Browne to play These Days, he invited John Mayer to accompany him on electric guitar. 

“For some reason,” Browne said, “Bob liked a sad song. And there’s something about what comedy does when it dispels your sorrows and deepest fear.”

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Reactions to Browne’s performance, and indeed the concert in general, are many. But some stand out among the rest.

One Twitter user wrote the whole tribute was “super touching”, adding they still weren’t “over Jackson Browne singing These Days with John on guitar. Made me weep.”

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Then, in a comment, they continued: “I’ve experienced a lot of sudden loss in my life. I know that pain very well. The tribute was cathartic for many.”

Another Twitter user wrote the most touching moment was when Bob Saget’s daughter “cried softly to Jackson Browne singing These Days. Whoa.”

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Bruno Cooke has been a freelance journalist since 2019, primarily with GRV Media. He was an early contributor to The Focus, and has written for HITC, Groundviews and the Sheffield University newspaper – he earned his MA in Global Journalism there in 2021. He’s the Spoken Word Poetry Editor for The Friday Poem, and self-published his debut novel Reveries in 2019, which his mum called both a “fine read” and “excellent Christmas present”. Bruno has lived in China, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and likes, among other things: bicycle touring, black and white Japanese films, pub quizzes, fermentation and baklava. In 2023, Bruno will set off with his partner on a round-the-world cycle.