Clarence Clemons tells the story of meeting Bruce Springsteen: ”He looked at me. And I looked at him. And we fell in love.” When the sax man made his entrance into the Asbury Park club where Bruce was paying, the door literally blew off. It was a sign, guys.
The story I have told throughout my work life I could not have told as well without Clarence.Bruce Springsteen • In the intro to Clarence Clemons’ 2009 memoir, “Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales.” Clemons, who died of complications from a stroke today, was an iconic figure who defined the sound of the E Street Band for many. He was one of the most memorable members of the legendary band, and still held strong influence to this day, showing up on Lady Gaga’s most recent album. A piece of our hearts was lost tonight.