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Bruce Springsteen mourns loss of Band Member

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Just played Bruce Springsteen’s song ‘Dancing In The Dark” and reminded me I should post something about the great Clarence Clemons, the saxophonist in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, whose funny onstage manner, soul-rooted style and brotherly relationship with Bruce Springsteen made him one of the most popular and beloved sidemen. He sadly died last week at a hospital in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 69. The cause was complications of a stroke he suffered. In a statement released Saturday night, Mr. Springsteen called Mr. Clemons “my great friend, my partner. With Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music,” he added. “His life, his memory and his love will live on in that story and in our band.”  




 
06/27/2011 12:52PM
Bruce Springsteen mourns loss of Band Member
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06/28/2011 6:22AM
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Saxophonist Clarence Clemons an indispensable part of Bruce Springsteens E Street Band for his full-throttle tenor sax work and his larger-than-life onstage persona as the Big Man died Saturday. He was 69. pp Clemons who put his stamp on such Springsteenstaples as Born to Run Jungleland and Rosalita died in a Palm Beach Fla. hospital of complications from a massive stroke he suffered June 12 at his Florida home a spokeswoman for Springsteen and the E Street Band said. pp Clarence lived a wonderful life.
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