Sunday, June 19, 2011

Clarence Clemons 1942 - 2011

The powerful sax playing of Clarence Clemons lit up so many of Springsteen's classic tracks that it is almost impossible now to think of The E Street Band without "The Big Man".

His saxophone solos became a signature sound for The E Street Band on so many key Springsteen tunes and always added to the song rather than being showy and overshadowing them. Clarence was a vital part of Springsteen's sound over the years and was a truly wonderful musician and by all accounts a truly wonderful man.

I have been fortunate enough to see Springsteen a couple of times in concert and to see "The Big Man" up close and personal playing the solo on Jungleland was truly magical.

R.I.P. Clarence


  1. The Bounty Hunter4:24 PM, June 20, 2011

    I hate it when my heroes get taken away from me. Great choice of video illustrating the Big Man still doing what he does best when he clearly wasn't in the best of health.

  2. The video just seemed to sum up everything great about "The Big Man" in 10 minutes.