Clarence "The Big Man" Clemons passed away Saturday at the too young age of 69. Since 1972, he was the saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen's amazing E Street Band. I first fell in love with Springsteen's music when I was ten years old. If you fall in love with Springsteen's music, you fall in love with Clarence Clemons. Onstage, Bruce and Clarence had amazing chemistry. The Springsteen concert I went to when I was sixteen is still the best live music I have ever seen, and part of that greatness was thanks to Clarence's musical abilities and charisma.
You can see Bruce introduce Clarence here, a beautiful thing. And for my favorite Clarence sax solo, check out "Jungleland," from the historic Born to Run album.
Rest in peace, Big Man.