Clarence Clemons at Izod Center (05/23/09)
Photo: Jon Klemm
Intrepid readers may have noticed that Clarence Clemons, aka “The Big Man” is appearing at Barnes & Noble (Lincoln Triangle) on October 21 to promote his new book, Big Man Real Life & Tall Tales (with Don Reo and a foreword by Bruce Springsteen). While we can’t really expect The Boss to show up at Barnes & Noble, the next night Clarence will be at B.B. Kings to receive an award from Little Kids Rock, and according to the press release, the evening will feature live performances by Clemons and several “special guests” as well as Little Kids Rock students (Buy Tickets).
Clemons will receive the inaugural “Big Man Of The Year” award one day after the book’s release on Oct. 22 during the “Right To Rock” benefit at NYC’s B.B. King’s Blues Club. Proceeds from the night’s event, which includes several performances by special guests yet to be named, will benefit “Little Kids Rock,” an organization that helps fund music education programs in public schools throughout the country by providing teachers with free musical instruments and training.
Speaking of Fender, the night will also include an auction featuring the company’s famous guitars and signed by such folks as Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, Phil Collins, Mark Knopfler, Chrissie Hynde, The Doobie Brothers and Ringo Starr.