Clarence Clemons, 1942–2011

“When the change was made uptown, and the Big Man joined the band. . . “

Bruce Springsteen, “Tenth Avenue Freezeout”

For a look at how Clarence Clemons looked and sounded over the years, you can find any number of solos on YouTube. A lot of people think his slow, hypnotic work on “Jungleland” was the peak, but I think this compilation shows him off well, and captures at least a little of the great fun and excitement of a live Springsteen/E Street Band concert. (Sorry for the short ad; for Clemons’ solo, go to 2:10.)  Hard to believe they’ll never be on stage together again.

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