Posted in music on June 19, 2011

Clarence Clemons & The Boss (more by Tim Griffin HERE and HERE)
Clarence Clemons

"It is with overwhelming sadness that we inform our friends and fans that at 7:00 tonight, Saturday, June 18, our beloved friend and bandmate, Clarence Clemons passed away. The cause was complications from his stroke of last Sunday, June 12th.

Bruce Springsteen said of Clarence: 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." [BruceSpringsteen.net]

RIP Big Man

Clarence Clemons (more by Tim Griffin HERE and HERE)
Clarence Clemons

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Comments (35)

Rest in Peace, E street will never be the same

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 4:50 PM

He's got nothing on this guy: http://youtu.be/GaoLU6zKaws

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 5:06 PM

What a horrible loss. :(

RIP.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 6:18 PM

5:06-Impressive. An ironically "funny" video when a legend dies. Don't worry, when you die, no one will care enough to be snarky about it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 6:34 PM

@the second guy, FUCK YOU....r.i.p. Big Man...

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 6:34 PM

RIP

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 6:36 PM

Oh, are you gonna cry because Sexy Sax Man hurt your feelings? Grow a fucking sense of humor.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 7:04 PM

How about grow a fucking sense of respect / human dignity?

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 7:06 PM

It's NEVER "too soon."

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 7:07 PM

No one said it was "too soon" or that I didnt "have a sense of humor", you little twat. My sense of humor can border on barbaric. But if your mother died in a car crash would you find it humorous to have someone post a link to "America's deadliest car crashes"? Lack of respect isn't edgy. You are probably the type of person who was wearing a My Chemical Romance shirt and using temporary dye in your hair to piss off your parents in some non-existent rebellion a few years ago. Act like a douche against something that deserves it, like cunty entitled comment-posters.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 7:25 PM

I just got back to the US to see the news. Awful. Heartbroken. My favorite Clarence moment has to be this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7gMkiOPSeA

Posted by Bruce Rules | June 19, 2011 7:27 PM

not a big Bruce guy, but this is terrible. EVERYONE loved Clarence.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 7:43 PM

Definitely a big loss. He was not just a great player, but a great performer.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 7:43 PM

sucks sucks sucks so much.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 8:15 PM

Amazing talent, amazing legacy, and seems to have lived every moment to the fullest. May he inspire more like him. R.I.P.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 8:16 PM

It was fitting that the last Estreet concert for the public was the performance of Bruce's first album Greetings...I wish it wasn't in Buffalo though but in NJ where it should have been played. Clarence was a great live presense!

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 9:31 PM

RIP The Big Man. Tremendous loss. I got to see him and the E-Street Band a year or so ago, in Jersey and NO ONE puts on a show like them. Clarence was such a huge part of the sound and I don't know how the band will go on with out them!

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 9:56 PM

RIP Clarence. What a joyful performer.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 10:03 PM

Not only was Clarence a huge part of the E-Street Band's sound, but he was a huge part of their spirit. Sadly, I can't see how there would be an E-Street Band without him.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 10:05 PM

I am really surprised that so many people know who this guys is. I am still unsure of how many people are pretending they really appreciated him.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 11:16 PM

Clarence will be missed. Remember seeing him preforming live a few years back...his music will live on forever.

Posted by How To Make Apps | June 19, 2011 11:42 PM

Goddamn shame. R.I.P. Clarence. "Tenth Avenue Freezeout" will never sound the same.

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2011 11:47 PM

This blows. Get it? Because he played a saxophone.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 12:11 AM

Great review! You always make me feel like I was at the concert also.

Posted by shogun | June 20, 2011 7:03 AM

RIP CC!

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 8:33 AM

e street was one of the worst bands of all time

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 9:40 AM

^ yeah awful...been around for almost 40 years making millions of people happy..awful band*...

*sarcasm

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 9:55 AM

Yeah, BV c___s is blocked, but they won't ban the word "ironic" here. What bullshit.

Anyways, RIP Clarence. You were a hell of a guy...

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 10:00 AM

9:40 - I agree. LCD Soundsystem is a much better band.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 11:04 AM

Rest in peace my friend. Brought great music to many people for many years and will continue to live through his music for many generations to come.

Posted by BillWill | June 20, 2011 11:06 AM

Rest In Peace Big Man! Glad I got to see you play! Say hey to Danny for us!

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 12:46 PM

The fuckin King is gone.

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 12:56 PM

real devastating news, the big man has to be the most impossible E Street member to replace, Bruce shows will never be the same...

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 3:23 PM

I'll always hear that sax to remind me of 1980s nyc. That was the sound of downtown. Gritty and soulful.

Jersey lost a hero. Fuck wavves, beach fossil house cults shitfork. NONE of them will ever come close to a legacy such as clarence. fuck this sucks..

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2011 4:40 PM

Thanks for posting this. 1000memories created a tribute site for Clarence today - http://1000memories.com/clarence-clemons - thought you'd appreciate it.

Posted by Helena | June 20, 2011 8:27 PM

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