R.I.P. Clarence Clemons

After suffering a stroke last week, Big Man Clarence Clemons, the iconic saxophonist of Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band, died on Saturday.

A former football player, and one of the few men to make saxophone cool, Clemons' characteristic sound helped Springsteen to create a number of rock music's greatest albums, especially Born To Run and Darkness on the Edge of Town.

Read a bit about him in this Rolling Stone interview.

There's an urban myth that Clemons' show rider frequently included a whole roast chicken. Who knows how true it is, but this might be proof.

So in Clarence's honour, here's a recommended list:

  • Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
  • Born to run : the unseen photos
  • Big man : real life & tall tales / Clarence Clemons and Don Reo
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