Sunday, June 19, 2011

RIP Clarence Clemons

After complications from a stroke he endured last weekend, E Street Band saxophonist, Clarence Clemons aka The Big Man passed away last night at a Florida hospital, he was 69. Clemons first linked up with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in 1972 and has played on every Bruce record that featured the E Street band. His legacy and voice will be embedded in the memory of his sax solo's and will forever be known as the soul and the gospel of the E Street Band.

In a statement on his website, Springsteen said "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." This is the second passing of an E Street Band member, pianist Danny Federici passed away in 2007.

Recently Clemons was featured on Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory" on her latest, Born This Way.