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Farewell 'E Street Band' Saxophonist Clarence Clemons

Posted on Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments5 Comments

Clarence Clemons, the saxophone player in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has died. He was 69. Just last weekend, Clarence had a stroke.

Clemons started playing with Springsteen in the early 70s. He is regarded by many as one of the best sax players of all time. Beyond Springsteen, he has collaborated with many other artists including Lady Gaga.

Respect where it is due. 



Reader Comments (5)

Phenominal talent.RIP Big Fella. God's personal band just got a whole lot better.....
June 19, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
RIP BIG MAN! Still one of the greatest live rocknroll bands of time!! sad fucking day for rock n roll
June 19, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbossman81
Undeniably One of THE Greatest Rock'n'Roll Sax Players, right up there with The Stones' Bobby Keyes.

His heartfelt, soulful, even brain searing, sax solos on Springsteen's "Born To Run" help make that record One of THE Greatest Rock'n'Roll Albums of All Time.
June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
p.s. Gaga's no dummy, putting him on "The Edge Of Glory" and having him perform it live with her on American Idol (I thought that was him!) just a few short weeks ago. RIP, A True American Music Legend.
June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
When the change was made uptown
And the Big Man joined the band
From the coastline to the city
All the little pretties raise their hands

RIP Big Man! As someone who grew up in Jersey in the '70s, this is a tough one for me to swallow.
June 20, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob

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