Friday, December 7, 2012
Red Bank resident and state Sen. Jennifer Beck pushes to get legendary saxman's birthday recognized throughout state
Friday, December 7, 2012
For fans of Clarence Clemons, celebrating the legendary saxophone player's birthday may not be enough. Red Bank resident and state Sen. Jennifer Beck, R-11, has proposed a resolution that would recognize Clemons' birthday, Jan. 11, throughout New Jersey, according to The Bergen Record. Clemons was born in Virginia, but is an original member of Bruce Springsteen's E-Street Band. The saxophone player died last year at the age of 69 after suffering a stroke. Tell us: Should Clarence Clemons have his own day in New Jersey?
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Commemorating the loss of the legendary "Big Man"
The Jersey Shore is mourning the loss of E Street Band saxophonist and resident Big Man, Clarence Clemons. Clemons died Saturday evening of complications from a stroke suffered earlier this week. Earlier this year, Patch.com was there as Clemons debuted a biographical documentary at the Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Legendary E Street Band saxophonist died nearly a week after suffering a stroke in his Florida home
Clarence Clemons, 69, the legendary saxophone player who was the "Big Man" in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, died Saturday night after suffering complications from a stroke. Springsteen, who began his nearly 40-year relationship with Clemons in Asbury Park, broke the news on his website, brucespringsteen.net, Saturday night, nearly a week after Clemons suffered a stroke on Sunday, June 12. Springsteen's connection with Clemons ran deep, performing with the saxophone player at arenas and stadiums around the world. But if Clemons was performing solo in Sea Bright, Red Bank, Belmar or Seaside Heights, there was always a good chance that Springsteen would jump on stage and join his good friend. Springsteen, in a statement on his website, …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Legendary E Street Band saxophonist fell ill in Florida home
Multiple news outlets are confirming that 69-year-old Clarence Clemons has suffered a stroke. The legendary saxophone player, a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, is "seriously ill" after having a stroke in his Florida home, Roger Friedman of showbizz411.com reports. He has been in failing health for several years. Clemons joined the E Street Band in 1972 and his meeting with Springsteen has become legend among fans, an evening that allegedly also inspired the events featured in the song "10th Avenue Freezeout." "A rainy, windy night it was, and when I opened the door the whole thing flew off its hinges and blew away down the street," Clemons recalled in an interview. "The band were on-stage, but staring at me framed in the …