ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Tribute to Clarence Clemons - Sax Player for Bruce Springsteen - 1/11/1942 to 6/18/2011

Updated on June 19, 2011

Clarence Clemons of Bruce Springsteen and E-Street Band

A very accomplished man indeed.

Today Clarence Clemons, tenor sax player for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band died of a stroke. Clarence was just 69 when he passed.

Clarence Clemons was one of the most influential sax players in the entire music industry and is best known for his Bruce Springsteen hit, Born To Run among other sax solos from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Take our Clarence Clemons poll below this hub...

Bruce Springsteen was not the only artist Clarence performed with:

Clarence Clemons also played sax on hits by Aretha Franklin, Jackson Browne, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Grateful Dead, Ringo Starr (solo career, not the Beatles), and made TV appearances on Different Strokes (What you talking about Willis ? !), Nash Bridges, and the Simpsons.

Clemons suffered a stroke on June 12, 2011 and died today, June 18, 2011, due to the stroke.

Fun Fact: Did you know that Clarence Clemons also played on Lady Gaga's new album "Born This Way"?

Keep reading and you see just how popular this man was in both the music and acting industries.

How did Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons meet?

Clarence Clemons met Bruce Springsteen in September 1971 and made his music industry debut on Springsteen's debut album, Greetings from Asbury Park in July 1972. From there, he recorded and performed with the E Street Band on early famous Springsteen albums Born To Run, Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, and Born in the USA and hits Tenth Avenue Freezeout, Born To Run, Blinded By the Light, Jungleland, Thunder Road and others.

It was not just music!

Clarence Clemons was also an actor. He appeared in New York New York, 1989's film Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Different Strokes, My Wife and Kids (Damon Wayans), and several Weird Al Yankovic productions.

He also appeared in the Blues Brothers movies with Dan Ackroyd and John Belushi.

Clarence Clemons also had this own music and band projects:

  • Clarence Clemons & the Red Bank Rockers
  • Clarence Clemons & Temple of Soul

Other performers:

  • Zucchero
  • Gary US Bonds
  • Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul: Men Without Women
  • Michael Stanley
  • Twisted Sister (Come Out And Play)
  • Greg Lake (From Emerson Lake and Palmer)
  • Janis Ian
  • Joan Armatrading
  • Ronnie Spector (Who also played with the E Street Band)
  • Joe Cocker
  • Roy Orbison
  • Jim Carroll (All the people who died)
  • Dave Koz (smooth jazz sax sensation)
  • Lady Gaga

By the way, I also play sax and our band does a cover of Born To Run.

Clarence Clemons Poll

Do you think Clarence Clemons was a good sax player?

See results

Jungleland with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Another Jungleland sax solo

Clarence Clemmons Interview.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • hotwebideas profile imageAUTHOR

      Bruce Chamoff 

      7 years ago from New York

      Thanks, glad you like the tribute. Being a sax player myself, I have great respect for Clarence Clemons.

    • Uninvited Writer profile image

      Susan Keeping 

      7 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Great tribute, the E-Street Band will never be the same.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)