Monday, June 20, 2011

R.I.P Clarence Clemons



Clarence Clemons died yesterday. For those that don't know who he is he was the sax player with Bruce Springsteen's E-Street band.

Clarence Clemons is widely regarded as the best rock saxophonist ever and he has played with too many people to list, his more recent and sadly last contribution was playing on the new Lady Gaga album.

I saw him play 4 times with the E Street band and its sad to think that should I ever be fortunate enough to see Springsteen play live again it will be without the most recognisable member of his band. He has helped provide the soundtrack to my life since I was 16 years old and first started listening to Springsteen, making such songs as Kitty's Back, Tenth Avenue Freeze Out, Born to Run, Jungleland and hundreds more just sound so damn good.

Even if you are not a fan of Bruce Springsteen I suggest you check out Clarence Clemons. You can start with the video above and listen to his Jungleland solo.

Rest in Peace Clarence. :-(

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