Sunday, June 19, 2011

RIP, Big Man...

A break from regular posts to note the June 18 passing of Clarence Clemons, best known as the saxophonist for the E Street Band, due to complications from a stroke he suffered last Sunday. Here's the link to the New York Times obituary for this legendary figure of the rock era.

Of course, I'm a big fan of Clarence's work with Bruce & the rest of The E Street Band. But I'm also very fond of his solo stuff, including his excellent 1st solo album, Rescue (with the Red Bank Rockers), released in 1983. He recently played on several tracks for Lady Gaga on Born This Way, including "The Edge of Glory." We throw the word "legend" around too easily sometimes these days, but in this case, it fits the bill.

Below is a link to the video for "Woman's Got The Power" from Rescue:

Rest in peace, Big Man, you'll be missed. Thanks for the music.

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