RIP Clarence Clemons

Clarence Clemons at Izod Center (05/23/09)
Clarence Clemons
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Sad news to report, Clarence Clemons, aka the “Big Man”, has passed at age 69.

Clarence Clemons, the saxophonist in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, whose jovial onstage manner, soul-rooted style and brotherly relationship with Mr. Springsteen made him one of rock’s most beloved sidemen, died Saturday. He was 69.

The death, a week after Mr. Clemons had a stroke, was confirmed by a spokeswoman for Mr. Springsteen. [NYTimes.com]

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