Skip to comments.E Street Band sax player Clarence Clemons dies
Posted on 06/18/2011 9:47:33 PM PDT by NoRedTape
"NEW YORKClarence Clemons, the larger-than-life saxophone player for the E Street Band who was one of the key influences in Bruce Springsteen's life and music through four decades, has died. He was 69.
Springsteen acknowledged the dire situation earlier this week, but said then he was hopeful. He called the loss "immeasurable."
"We are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly 40 years," Springsteen said on his website. "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."
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You’re kidding, I put my copy of ‘Born to Run’, in its original vinyl, on the old record player not a hour ago. Son of a gun.
Clarence was a MAJOR part of the Springsteen sound. God Bless his talents.
Jesus H Christ there wouldn’t be this many threads about SONNY ROLLINS if HE passed away !!!!!!
No Mercy Clarence, Nils and David Sansious are the best.
Bruce can kiss my hiney
You guys hear about General Francisco Franco?
With all due respect to Mr. Clemons, my favorite saxophonist is Paul Desmond. Different genre, than Clarence Clemons, of course, but he was just plain sublime.
I’m wit chu, there have been at least 4 I know of.
I mean RIP and all that, but I’m no Bruce Stinkweed fan so I am not overly moved.
Now, if Johnny Cash died or something, I’m all broke up ;)
That’s what I was thinking. My daughter heard him playing the sax on the radio about a week ago and said “who’s that?” I told her and then said I think he’s been dead a for a few years now.