Monday, June 20, 2011

Clarence Clemons, 1942-2011

The E Street Band--and the entire world of rock & roll--suffered a terrible loss over the weekend with the passing of Clarence Clemons at age 69.  The larger-than-life figure's saxophone playing formed an essential part of the Springsteen vibe, as anyone who has ever listened to "Rosalita" or "Badlands" would attest.  But perhaps Clemons's most memorable work was the three-minute solo at the heart of the epic "Jungleland."

Farewell, Big Man.  Your fans will always be looking for you out on the Street.


helena_dagmar said...

Thanks for posting this. 1000memories created a tribute site for Clarence today - - thought you'd appreciate it.

Joe Nazare said...

Thanks for the link, Helena. The tribute site looks great.