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JayStubbs
06-13-2011, 04:07 PM
Very Sad News, looks like the end of the E Street Band. :(

Clarence Clemons Stroke (http://www.spinner.com/2011/06/13/clarence-clemons-stroke/)

westofyou
06-13-2011, 04:10 PM
Damn shame, the man is a force

westofyou
06-13-2011, 04:16 PM
From rolling stone... While we wait for an official statement about Clarence Clemons' condition following his stroke, good news has been trickling in. A "close friend" of the E Street Band saxophonist recently told the Springsteen fanzine Backstreets that things that his condition is improving. "Yesterday, it did not look good at all," the source said. "Today . . . miracles are happening. His vital signs are improving. He's responsive. His eyes are welling up when we're talking to him. He was paralyzed on his left side, but now he's squeezing with his left hand. This is the best news we've heard since [the stroke] happened — it's nothing short of miraculous. The next five days will still be critical. But he's a fighter."

RichRed
06-13-2011, 04:30 PM
Come on, Big Man - rally!

757690
06-13-2011, 05:18 PM
The Song about how he joined the band...

YouTube - ‪Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band-10th Avenue Freeze-Out‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5buOHjOGiI&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

klw
06-13-2011, 05:24 PM
I've long been convinced the solo in Jungleand is just about the most powerfully moving couple of minutes of music there is or at least for me.


YouTube - ‪Jungleland Clarence Clemons Solo‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e4-20tqC4A&feature=related)

kaldaniels
06-13-2011, 07:04 PM
From the "Did You Know" files...

http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2011/02/saxophone_man_clarence_clemons.html

Blimpie
06-14-2011, 09:47 AM
I've long been convinced the solo in Jungleand is just about the most powerfully moving couple of minutes of music there is or at least for me.


YouTube - ‪Jungleland Clarence Clemons Solo‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e4-20tqC4A&feature=related)Thanks for posting that, klw.

Work normally sucks, but I sure didn't expect to be crying at my desk today.

RichRed
06-14-2011, 02:26 PM
I can't believe I never knew Clemons was born in Norfolk, VA - same as me.

Superdude
06-15-2011, 01:17 AM
Is Rally Onion called for here? Why god?! Not the Big Man!

bigredmechanism
06-15-2011, 06:03 PM
:( This is bad news.

Raisor
06-15-2011, 08:18 PM
Bruce has come out with a statement saying that he is "improving' but will require "much care and support".

Fans can send their wishes to Clemons by email, at notestoclarence@clarenceclemons.com.

klw
06-18-2011, 09:13 PM
Awful News
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/06/clarence_clemons_dies.html


Clarence Clemons — the Big Man with the big horn — died today of complications from a stroke he suffered last weekend, said a source close to Bruce Springsteen. He was 69 years old.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/e-street-bands-clarence-clemons-dies-at-69-20110618

Superdude
06-18-2011, 09:23 PM
RIP Big Man :(

Unassisted
06-18-2011, 10:43 PM
At least he didn't suffer for long. :(

I wonder how many bands of the 78s and 79s will come forward and admit they were inspired by his playing to include a sax in their music.

Joseph
06-18-2011, 11:07 PM
Terribly sad to hear.

Roy Tucker
06-18-2011, 11:34 PM
Damn. I am bummed.

Such a vital life force. RIP Big Man.

Reds Fanatic
06-19-2011, 12:35 AM
Really sad news. RIP Big Man.

Caveat Emperor
06-19-2011, 12:38 AM
Such sad news. He was an incredible musician and an integral part of one of the greatest bands of all time.

Reminds me too much of how LeRoi Moore died a few years ago. Dave Matthews Band carried on, but it just hasn't been the same without him.

The DARK
06-19-2011, 12:44 AM
At least he didn't suffer for long. :(

I wonder how many bands of the 78s and 79s will come forward and admit they were inspired by his playing to include a sax in their music.

Expand that all the way to the present. I don't think there's a rock band with a sax who hasn't taken some inspiration from the Big Man. RIP.

kaldaniels
06-19-2011, 12:48 AM
My heart sunk when I read this. RIP.

klw
06-19-2011, 09:54 AM
YouTube - ‪Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Jungleland milan 99‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLRHLGQyruQ)
Milan 99- Clarence hadn't played Jungleland in 10 years and you can see the emotions of the 2 friends.

RichRed
06-20-2011, 10:44 AM
My heart sunk when I read this. RIP.

Exactly how I felt.

E Street Band without the Big Man? Impossible.

klw
06-20-2011, 02:01 PM
Here's a young Clarence on with a young Letterman back in the NBC days.
YouTube - ‪THE BIG MAN ON LETTERMAN‬‏ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2KqRM_e71o)