R.I.P. Clarence Clemons


R.I.P. Clarence Clemons

Clarence Clemons, saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, has passed away at the age of 69 due to complications following a stroke suffered at his Florida home, according to The New York Times. Clemens was a member of the E Street Band for over three decades, famously appearing as part of the iconic album art to Springsteen’s 1975 classic LP Born to Run (seen above). Besides maintaining his own band, Temple of Soul, he also performed live as part of the Jerry Garcia Band and Ringo Starr’s All Star Band, as well as recording with artists such as Aretha Franklin, Jackson Browne, and Roy Orbison. Clemens also released several solo albums, including 1985’s Hero.

In 2009, Clemons released a book detailing his time in the E Street Band, Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales; he’s also appeared in multiple TV shows, such as The Tracey Ullman Show, The Wire, and My Wife and Kids. Recently, Clemons contributed saxophone to two tracks from Lady Gaga’s latest album, Born This Way. Check out audio and video of highlights from Clarence Clemons’ career with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band below.g_dvAUL8AFo

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