RIP Clarence Clemons
June 20, 2011 Leave a comment
Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage. His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly forty years. He was my great friend, my partner and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band. -Bruce Springsteen on the death of Clarence “The Big Man” Clemons.
Clemons was a legendary sax player whose work and influence can be see on almost all of Springsteen’s records and even Lady Gaga’s most recent album. There’s really nothing more I can say that the Boss didn’t already say, so here’s Clarence, Bruce and the rest of the E Street Band performing the Born to Run closer “Jungleland” in 1980.