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a nice tribute over at www.thisissomewhere.com.
ill add this one here. i always loved this classic vid of Clemons singing with the Boss
06-20-2011, 08:34 AM
Very sad news. I've always loved his sax solo on Jungleland. RIP Clarence Clemons
06-20-2011, 08:57 AM
This is a tough one. I've been a lifelong fan, and since the Reunion in 1999, have seen Bruce approximately 60 times. I've got a lot of great friends, and my current bride, because of Bruce & CC and their music. Towards the end of the 2009 tour, a lot of diehards were wondering what would be next. A lot of people found their way to Buffalo for the final show of the tour, 11/22/09, thinking that there was no idea what the future would hold. Bruce did a lot of special shows towards the end of that tour, including playing full albums. I was fortunate to be at a handful of those shows, including two in MSG in NYC and the final two of the tour in Baltimore & Buffalo, and now they are memories that I will forever treasure.
My first show was in the Syracuse Carrier Dome in January 1985. I was 18 and was with 3 other high school buddies from here in suburban Boston. We had seats far far FAR away from the stage, but were thrilled to be there. One of those buddies remains my closest friend to this day, and the last show that he saw was with me, we were 2nd row in the pit in front of Bruce in August 2009. And I was with this friend when we heard the news on Saturday of his passing. It was a long way from the rafters in Syracuse, but we were instantly transported back there.
As Dr. Seuss once said, "Don't cry because it's over, smile that it happened".
R.I.P. Big Man and thanks for all the joy you've given me.
06-20-2011, 09:40 AM
06-20-2011, 09:50 AM
What a horrible loss for the E Street Band and its fans. :( I can't imagine anyone taking his place, but I guess it must happen eventually. It's not going to feel right.
06-20-2011, 02:33 PM
it was always special to see him play w/ EStreet band. for me, my favorite memories are when he sat in w/ the Grateful Dead over a New Years run - he made that run of shows even more special.
RIP big guy
06-22-2011, 12:59 PM
His final performance:
The way she featured him, it's almost like somebody had a premonition. Borderline creepy. Edge of Glory will always be remembered as the last Clarence Clemons video. Who else has found a way to upstage Gaga? What a way to finish.
He went out with style, class, and attitude, at the end of a long and successful life. It doesn't get any better than that.
06-22-2011, 01:38 PM
I miss him too. His sax was so great with Bruce and the guys.
06-22-2011, 06:59 PM
Luv that Fire vid, they always had fun. Only became a big fan in the last few years, so it is hard to believe he is gone. Happened to be lucky enuf to be right in front of the Big Man at one of the last MSG shows in Nov. 2009. What an awesome experience. Was hoping for a few more like that.
06-22-2011, 11:03 PM
seeing this brightened my day today.
Phish giving a nod towards the Big Man at Sunday's show.
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