A change was made uptown, and The Big Man left the band …
RIP Clarence Clemons, 1942-2011.
“Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage. His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly forty years. 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.” — Bruce Springsteen
I’m very sad tonight, and listening to the E Street Band.
Thank you, Clarence, for being a big part of the greatest rock ‘n roll shows I’ve ever seen in my life.