iradiophilly Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Streaming Radio for Philadelphia
More Music. Fewer Interruptions. Just what you want to hear.

facebooktwitter Apple AppStore Google Play Store
Talk about Arts, Culture, & Entertainment
  Listen LiveListen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!  
Help Support. Donate.
Listen Live Listen Live - New FREE Internet Radio Stations - We Are Philadelphia!
Advertise With Us

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum

The Post  
Clarence Clemons, Saxophonist for Springsteen, passes at 69
  by: iradioal - Philadelphia, PA
started: 06/19/11 4:22 am | updated: 06/19/11 4:22 am
Clarence "Big Man" Clemons, saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, passed away Saturday night in a hospital in Palm Beach, FL, a week after suffering a stroke at his home in Singer Island, FL. He was surrounded by family members at the time of his death.

"His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the opportunity to stand beside him for nearly 40 years," Springsteen said in a statement posted on the band's website. "He was my great friend, my partner, and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band."

Clemons' saxophone was as an important part of the success of Springsteen's hits such as "Born to Run" and "Tenth Ave Freeze Out" as the guitars and drums. It was also his stage presence and interaction with Bruce that brought live shows alive as well.

Larger than life at 6'4", and a baritone sax sound that is equally as large, Big Man will be missed and mourned by Springsteen fans. The Stone Pony in Ashbury Park, NJ where Clemons first met Bruce in a story of legend, will open it's doors early today, Sunday, as a gathering spot.

It was a stormy night in 1971 and Springsteen was playing a gig there. The wind blew the front door off the hinges, as Clemons walked in. Springsteen was startled by the towering figure in the doorway. Clemons invited himself onstage to play, and the rest is history.

Listen Live! Everything from Bach to Rock, Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community
Choose from 20+ Internet Radio Stations today.
Man Stabbed/Killed in Roxbourgh; Upper Darby Teen Shot by Kids; Body Found in Burning Car in NE - 07/03 4:33 pm

Woman Killed in Jenkintown Home Fire; Hard Rock Atlantic City Signs Workers; PA Dirt Bike/ATV Law - 07/03 12:39 am

June 25/26 - Playlist - Michael Tearson's ATTIC - Stomu and Stevie - 07/02 2:11 pm

June 25/26 Playlist - Michael Tearson's Marconi Experiment - psychedelic psnack A Full Circle - 07/02 1:25 pm

Man Arrested in Delco Road Rage Shooting; DE Auditor Mixed Verdict; 70 Shots/3 Injured in Frankford - 07/01 5:38 pm

(0) responses

THE POST | News | Sports | Culture | Business | Free Forum


Welcome to iradiophilly! Philadelphia's Internet Radio Community

Welcome! Start listening now for FREE!  The music is always on, so choose a radio station and click to listen. You can find fun Events around Philly and you can list yours on our Events page FREE.  We will also promote cool Philly shows, events and fundraisers on the air FREE. There are also great opportunities to become a sponsor or advertise. iRadioPhilly supports the Philadelphia music and arts scene. If you are a local musician or performer, send us your stuff.  We will play it on our BYO radio station, Philadelphia's Local Stage. We're designing the radio stations and iradiophilly to reflect Philadelphia's music tastes, so we'll want your input. We're glad you're here. Invite your friends.

    FOLLOW: facebook twitter instagram gplus rss rss youtube
    Site Design by Bananaland | Built by quadpain media