Saturday, June 18, 2011

Clarence Clemons, R. I. P.

Clarence Clemons dies of complications from stroke | "Clarence Clemons — the Big Man with the big horn — died today of complications from a stroke he suffered last weekend, said Bruce Springsteen's spokeswoman. He was 69 years old.

He was the spirit of the E Street Band, and the oaken staff that Bruce Springsteen leaned on. There have been many charismatic figures in the band, but none had the personal gravity of Clarence Clemons, the group’s Bunyanesque saxophonist."


Anonymous said...

I'm really sad to read this.

Ed Gorman said...

Very sad news indeed.

Eye-Catching Video said...

Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out

So sad!

Deb said...

Of all of his sax solos and all of his work with the Boss, my favorite is CC's solo on Aretha's "Freeway of Love."

R.I.P. Big Man, you will be missed.