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RIP: Clarence Clemons, Springsteen's Soulful Sideman, Dies at 69


Society & Culture  (tags: Clarence Clemons, death, celebrity, sadness, music, jazz, rock, society )

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- 2919 days ago - nytimes.com
From the beginnings of the E Street Band in 1972, Mr. Clemons played a central part in Mr. Springsteen's music, complementing the group's electric guitar and driving rhythms in songs like "Born to Run" and "Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out" with muscular, melodic



   

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Carol H (229)
Monday June 20, 2011, 4:23 am
noted, thanks Cal. RIP Clarence
 

Philip Heinlein (474)
Monday June 20, 2011, 4:38 pm
Clarence in "Jungleland" is probably the best sax solo in a rock song ever. Amen. R.I.P.
 

JM AURNAGUE (176)
Monday June 20, 2011, 7:09 pm
HE WAS A GREAT SAX MAN!!
 

Ellen m (215)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 3:45 am
A remarkable musician as well as a force of his own, my saddness over his death goes hand in hand with thanking god I was able to see hin in concert many moons ago. R.I.P.
I bet his new sax sounds even better!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 6:14 am
what a life he lead. saw him and bruce many years ago in concert. a fantastic musician. he will be missed.
 

Helen A (39)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 8:46 am
He gave so much...to so many....
 

Charla D (67)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 9:35 am
Sad to see him go. His music will live on!
 

Lori Udenberg (3)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 12:35 pm
This is such a great loss to the music world.No one will ever be able to replace him.
 

. (0)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 3:05 pm
Since the mid 70's, I must have seen him over 20 times . Bruce was it during the 70's and 80's. That man was such a presence on stage, he sometimes overshadowed Springsteen with his sax ability.
I just wish he didn't die on my birthday. Now, I will always be aware of his passing.
 

Janyce S (12)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 3:16 pm
Another rocker goes home.
 

Brooke Boroughs (24)
Tuesday June 21, 2011, 5:24 pm
What a spectacular legacy he leaves us with! RIP
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday June 22, 2011, 1:43 am
Thankyou!
 

MmAway M (519)
Saturday June 25, 2011, 12:24 pm
He was so wonderful! RIP....Thank you Cal! Sad...all of the people I knew that played the "Great Hits" are gone....yet another one Lost....Clarence was outstanding!
 
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