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E Street Band's Clarence Clemons Dies at 69
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/e-street-bands-clarence-clemons-dies-at-69-20110618 ^

Posted on 06/18/2011 5:55:29 PM PDT by TigerClaws

Clarence Clemons, the legendary saxophonist in the E Street Band who played alongside Bruce Springsteen for the past 40 years, died on June 18th. Clemons had suffered a massive stroke on June 12th.

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1 posted on 06/18/2011 5:55:35 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

RIP


2 posted on 06/18/2011 5:57:48 PM PDT by vladimir998 (When anti-Catholics can't debate they just make stuff up.)
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To: al baby; Artemis Webb; Extremely Extreme Extremist; lainie; lewisglad; PennsylvaniaMom; ...

ping


3 posted on 06/18/2011 5:58:06 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: TigerClaws

RIP, Mr. Clemons, thanks for your work


4 posted on 06/18/2011 6:00:17 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: TigerClaws

Rest in peace Clarence Clemons.


5 posted on 06/18/2011 6:00:17 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: TigerClaws

RIP Big Man!


6 posted on 06/18/2011 6:00:34 PM PDT by Lucky2 ( NObama - Done in One - The Hermanator in 2012)
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To: TigerClaws

This is very sad. I think one of the things we have lost in modern rock and roll are instruments like the sax that brought so much life to songs. Mr. Clemons, you will be missed.


7 posted on 06/18/2011 6:03:34 PM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: TigerClaws

“Born to Run” was the ONLY good album Springstein made, due in large part to the Big Man, Clarence.
He will be missed. What a talent.


8 posted on 06/18/2011 6:03:59 PM PDT by ozark hilljilly (It's not so much where, but to whom.)
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To: ozark hilljilly

RIP Clarence.


9 posted on 06/18/2011 6:05:26 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin, the only candidate to be vetted by the NY Times, the Washington Post and NBC.)
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To: TigerClaws

I will always remember his Santa Claus laughter in the live version of “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”. Ho, ho, ho! Rest in peace.


10 posted on 06/18/2011 6:06:59 PM PDT by liege (As for me, I'll pay more for tomatoes)
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To: TigerClaws

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
Im gonna sit back right easy and laugh
When scooter and the big man bust this city in half
With a tenth avenue freeze-out, tenth avenue freeze-out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb4zNUWt2ZU&feature=related


11 posted on 06/18/2011 6:08:55 PM PDT by Calusa (The pump don't work cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: TigerClaws

I guess Bruce won’t be able to make out with him on stage anymore. Oh well. Hope he’s on to a better place.


12 posted on 06/18/2011 6:11:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: PrincessB

When was the last time you saw band members playing their own insturments, or even using session musicians?


13 posted on 06/18/2011 6:12:38 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: TigerClaws
Very sad news, indeed. I saw Clarence Clemons play with the E Street Band and with other outfits over the years. Had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing him years ago.

He had no rock star pretentions. He was humble and polite, but very confident in his playing.

14 posted on 06/18/2011 6:15:04 PM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: TigerClaws

Jungleland = greatest sax solo ever

RIP, Clarence.


15 posted on 06/18/2011 6:16:46 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: TigerClaws
RIP Big Man

Woman's Got The Power

16 posted on 06/18/2011 6:17:32 PM PDT by Tribune7 (We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.)
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To: TigerClaws

What?!

Rest in Peace.


17 posted on 06/18/2011 6:27:44 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: TigerClaws
Thanks for the good times, Clarence...


18 posted on 06/18/2011 6:27:58 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: TigerClaws

Mr. Clemons used to appear in the Marin County Superior Court frequently for nonpayment of child support. But, he was a good musician.


19 posted on 06/18/2011 6:31:40 PM PDT by Pinetop
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To: TigerClaws
I imagine Bruce Springsteen must feel the way Duke Ellington did when nonpareil alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges died: Because of this great loss, our band will never sound the same again.

Clarence Clemons was the E Street Band. Springsteen wrote and sang the music, the rhythm section was the backbone, the keyboardsmen the dressing, Springsteen himself the guts (despise his politics, love most of the music), but Clemons was the soul of the band.

20 posted on 06/18/2011 6:32:34 PM PDT by BluesDuke (Another brief interlude from the small apartment halfway up in the middle of nowhere in particular)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
I agree with you. I went to high school with a guy who learned to play the saxaphone from one of Clemons' former band mates from Plainfield, New Jersey.

The saxaphone and piano were some of the unique elements of the E Street Band that really set it apart from typical rock bands of the 70s and 80s.

21 posted on 06/18/2011 6:32:42 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: TigerClaws
Article from the New Jersey Star-Ledger that broke the news.
22 posted on 06/18/2011 6:34:04 PM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: TigerClaws
His masterful work on the Sax made Born to Run the best Rock song of all time. (IMHO of course)
23 posted on 06/18/2011 6:36:10 PM PDT by Gamecock (It's not eat drink and be merry because tommow we die, but rather because yesterday we were dead.)
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To: TigerClaws

RIP


24 posted on 06/18/2011 6:36:43 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: TigerClaws

Here’s to the Bruce’s retirement!


25 posted on 06/18/2011 6:37:01 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: TigerClaws

Clemons was obese and blacks are relatively more vulnerable to high blood pressure, so a stroke is not surprising.


26 posted on 06/18/2011 6:38:41 PM PDT by hellbender
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From NJ.Com.

Clarence Clemons dies of complications from stroke

27 posted on 06/18/2011 6:38:41 PM PDT by csvset
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To: TigerClaws

RIP Big Man. Your beautiful playing will forever be the soundtrack to my memories of summers “down the shore”


28 posted on 06/18/2011 6:45:45 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: liberalh8ter

Nice final performance with Lady Gaga. He is very serene. She s not.


29 posted on 06/18/2011 6:48:04 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: TigerClaws

RIP Big Man. See you on the other side.


30 posted on 06/18/2011 6:48:20 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Jungleland = greatest sax solo ever

RIP, Clarence.

Bump and bump. :-(

31 posted on 06/18/2011 6:48:20 PM PDT by Miss Behave ("It's not going to happen." ~Bibi The Badass)
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To: TigerClaws

How sad. I always enjoyed the early Springsteen stuff and their live music. RIP, Mr. Clemons.


32 posted on 06/18/2011 6:54:21 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: FlyingEagle
Here's the link to the Lady Gaga video featuring Clarence.
33 posted on 06/18/2011 6:54:52 PM PDT by kristinn (Lowering the IQ on FR since Jul 31, 1998)
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To: TigerClaws

RIP.


34 posted on 06/18/2011 6:55:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: FlyingEagle

Yeah, good to see him but wish he wouldn’t have been seen with her.


35 posted on 06/18/2011 6:55:27 PM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

http://grooveshark.com/#/search?q=jungleland


36 posted on 06/18/2011 6:56:01 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (2008 was about words; 2012 will be about numbers)
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To: Tribune7

Never knew Clarence covered that.

Here’s the original from the Philly band The A’s: http://www.myspace.com/theasfanpage

That song was in Rush’s bumper music rotation for years.


37 posted on 06/18/2011 7:02:21 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: LukeL

I don’t do the “stadium” live shows anymore. There are too many small venues and listening rooms around me that charge nothing to $20 for fairly good music. These places are so intimate the musicians can’t get away with faking it. Last one I paid for, the group used four string musicians on top of the regular band. Totally crowded stage, amazing sound.


38 posted on 06/18/2011 7:33:14 PM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Clarence was the second best sax player, behind Junior Walker.


39 posted on 06/18/2011 7:39:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TigerClaws

Rest in peace Clarence - you had some great chops.


40 posted on 06/18/2011 8:08:09 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: TigerClaws

Oh, man, he was a great saxophonist! God Bless his family.


41 posted on 06/18/2011 8:20:45 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
I remember After Last Night by the A's.

It got airplay in Philly. I'm not so sure about the rest of the country.

42 posted on 06/18/2011 8:24:14 PM PDT by Tribune7 (We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.)
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To: dfwgator
Clarence was the second best sax player, behind Junior Walker.

Oh, man, I LOVED Jurnior Walker and the All Stars! "What Does it Take" is one of my all time favorite songs, and it has a scorching sax solo!

43 posted on 06/18/2011 8:50:29 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: dfwgator
Clarence was the second best sax player, behind Junior Walker.

Oh, man, I LOVED Junior Walker and the All Stars! "What Does it Take" is one of my all time favorite songs, and it has a scorching sax solo!

44 posted on 06/18/2011 8:50:43 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Gamecock

Thanks for the great clip. Everytime we lose one of these guys, I feel a few days older. Meh.

But I was around long enough for these:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Series_of_Rock

Can you imagine these kind of shows being put on today for the price? I think they were about ten dollars or so, per ticket, to see all these bands!

I’m gonna stop now, or else I will sound like my grandpa remembering buying a loaf of bread for 25 cents or something. LOL


45 posted on 06/19/2011 3:44:53 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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