January 11th, 1942 - Clarence Clemons

Jan 11, 2013

By AM740 Staff

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Saxophonist Clarence Clemons was born on this day. “The Big Man” is best known for playing with Bruce Springsteen in The E Street Band. Clemons suffered a stroke in June 2011 and died from complications. His eulogy was given by his long time bandmate and close friend, Bruce Springsteen.

“So, I’ll miss my friend, his sax, the force of nature his sound was, his glory, his foolishness, his accomplishments, his face, his hands, his humor, his skin, his noise, his confusion, his power, his peace.  But his love and his story, the story that he gave me, that he whispered in my ear, that he allowed me to tell… and that he gave to you… is gonna carry on.”
-Bruce Springsteen

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