Saturday, 18 June 2011

Music: Clarence Clemons Dead At 69

Sad news today in the world of music, as famed Saxophonist
Clarence "Big Man" Clemens, most well know for his work as a founding member of the E Street Band and key influence on Bruce Springsteen, passed away today due to complications from a stroke.


Clemons faced many health struggles at the closing of his life, multiple health scares, hip surgery, and a massive stroke a week prior to his passing. 

However, he remained active in his craft in his late years, most notably in Lady Gaga's newest album Born This Way, collaborating with her on tracks "Hair", "Highway Unicorn (Road to Love)", and her most recent single, "Edge of Glory".

In honour of his passing, here's the Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band classic "Born to Run" featuring Clemons on his Sax.


R.I.P Big Man

22 comments:

  1. Sad day... matches the music at... well you know where.

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  2. So sad, he will be missed. RIP

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  3. Always sad when these guys die of nasty medical complications like this :\

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  4. I'm gonna miss him, RIP.

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  5. oh lord.. why do the good ones always have to go?

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  6. He will be missed. RIP "The Big Man". Thanks for the write up.

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  7. bad times. was shocked when i heard this today :( a great musician. will be missed

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  8. I'm not a big Springsteen fan, but this is a shame

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  9. RIP, was one of my parents favourites

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  10. What a shame...I play sax for school and for a band me and my friends put together. A sad day for all sax players...

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  11. very, very sad. he was a legend.

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  12. The world is missing a great sax man, RIP

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