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Clarence Clemons

Background information
Also known as The Big Man
Born January 11, 1942 (1942-01-11) (age 66)
Origin Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
Genre(s) Rock
Instrument(s) Saxophone, percussion
Associated acts E Street Band, Red Bank Rockers, Bruce Springsteen
Website Official Website

Clarence Clemons (born January 11, 1942) is an American musician, best known as the saxophonist in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 434 KB) Clarence Clemons Recorded by Martin Olbrich in front of the Four Seasons-Hotel on October 20, 2002 in Berlin. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making music. ... The saxophone (colloquially referred to as sax) is a conical-bored musical instrument usually considered a member of the woodwind family. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... The E Street Band is a musical group that has periodically toured and recorded with rock musician Bruce Springsteen since 1972. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the popular-music magazine, see Musician (magazine). ... A saxophonist is a musician who plays the saxophone. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... The E Street Band is a musical group that has periodically toured and recorded with rock musician Bruce Springsteen since 1972. ...


Clemons was born in Norfolk, Virginia. Known as "The Big Man", Clemons has been playing with Springsteen since 1973; his sax parts are an easily recognized feature of the E Street sound, with the most famous being his long, elegiac solo during the song "Jungleland." With the band Clemons plays mostly tenor saxophone, but has also occasionally played soprano and baritone saxophone. He also plays various percussion instruments during songs that do not have a saxophone part. Motto: Crescas (Latin for, Thou shalt grow. ... The almost ten-minute long, epic closing song on Bruce Springsteens classic 1975 album Born to Run, Jungleland tells a tale of gang violence. ... The tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the saxophone family, a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax. ... The soprano saxophone is a variety of the saxophone, a woodwind instrument. ... The baritone saxophone, often called bari sax (to avoid confusion with the baritone horn, which is often referred to simply as baritone), is one of the larger and lower pitched members of the saxophone family. ... Percussion redirects here. ...

Clemons stage front with the E Street Band, playing his famous "Jungleland" saxophone solo. Nassau Coliseum, March 10, 2008.
Clemons stage front with the E Street Band, playing his famous "Jungleland" saxophone solo. Nassau Coliseum, March 10, 2008.

In addition, Clemons has a larger-than-life persona within the band; he serves as a visual foil to Springsteen during concerts (as well as on the Born to Run foldout album cover) and as the crowd favorite is always the last player mentioned during band introductions, usually after a lavish, over-the-top build-up from Springsteen. The E Street Band is a musical group that has periodically toured and recorded with rock musician Bruce Springsteen since 1972. ... The almost ten-minute long, epic closing song on Bruce Springsteens classic 1975 album Born to Run, Jungleland tells a tale of gang violence. ... Nassau Coliseum, officially known as Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (though colloquially referred to simply as The Coliseum), is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Uniondale, New York, half an hour from New York City. ... is the 69th day of the year (70th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Born to Run is a rock album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ...


In addition to his E Street Band work, Clemons has recorded with many other artists and has had a number of musical projects on his own. The best known of these are his 1985 vocal duet with Jackson Browne on the hit single "You're a Friend of Mine", and his saxophone work on Aretha Franklin's 1985 hit single "Freeway of Love". In the 90s he recorded a Japan only CD release called Aja and the Big Man "Get it On" (on Dreamtrain Records) with Asian-American singer/songwriter Aja Kim (who is currently the lead vocalist of the tribute band The Iron Maidens). In the 2000s Clemons has been working with a group called The Temple of Soul, and has also recorded with philanthropic teen band Creation. During the 1980s Clemons owned a Red Bank, New Jersey nightclub called Big Man's West. Clyde Jackson Browne (born October 9, 1948) is an American rock music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist, whose introspective lyrics made him the poster boy of the Southern California confessional singer-songwriter movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Aretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Freeway of Love is a single released from Aretha Franklins Whos Zooming Who album in 1985. ... Aja Kim is the lead vocalist in The Iron Maidens (billed as the Worlds Only Female Tribute To Iron Maiden). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Iron Maidens are an all-female, Iron Maiden tribute band formed in Los Angeles, California, USA in 2001. ... This article is about an American teen music group. ... The Borough of Red Bank is a Borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey incorporated in 1908. ... The building as it appears today Big Mans West was a nightclub located on Monmouth Street in Red Bank, New Jersey in the 1980s. ...


Clemons was raised in Norfolk County, Virginia. He attended Maryland State College (now the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore) on a football athletic scholarship — he was a lineman with professional football aspirations until an injury derailed his sports career. Norfolk County, Virginia (from 1895 map), existed from 1691-1963, now extinct Norfolk County is an extinct political subdivision in eastern Virginia. ... University of Maryland Eastern Shore, located on 620 acres (2. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... An athletic scholarship is a form of scholarship to attend a college or university awarded to an individual based predominantly on their ability to play in a sport. ... A diagram of the linemen, with defensive linemen (in 4-3 formation) in red and offensive linemen in green. ...


Clemons has appeared in movies and on television making his debut in Martin Scorsese's 1977 musical, New York, New York in which he played a trumpet player. He can be seen as one of the Three Most Important People In The World in the 1989 film Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. In 1985, Clemons was a special guest star in Diff'rent Strokes episode 8x10 "So You Want to Be a Rock Star", in which he played the role of Mr.Kingsley, a young saxophonist player helping Arnold Jackson to learn to play his sax. He has also been a guest voice in an episode of The Simpsons. He also played the role of Jack in Swing starring opposite Lisa Stansfield and Hugo Speer, directed by Nick Mead. He appeared alongside Michael McKean and David Bowe as a miner in one episode of musician Weird Al Yankovic's children's television show The Weird Al Show. He appeared in an episode of Damon Wayan's television show, My Wife And Kids as a musician and performed an original composition, co written with bassist, Lynn Woolever, called "One Shadow In The Sun". Clemons twice appeared as a Baltimore youth-program organizer in HBO's crime drama The Wire.[1][2] Martin Marcantonio Luciano Scorsese (IPA: AmE: ; Ita: []) (b. ... For other uses, see New York, New York (disambiguation). ... Trumpeter redirects here. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure (1989) is a comedy/science fiction film based on the idea of time travel. ... Diffrent Strokes is an American sitcom that aired on the NBC television network from 1978 to 1985, and on ABC from 1985 to 1986. ... Simpsons redirects here. ... Michael McKean (born October 17, 1947) is an American actor, comedian, composer and musician, best known for his portrayal of Leonard Lenny Kosnowski on the sitcom Laverne and Shirley; as one of the members of Spinal Tap; as a Saturday Night Live cast member; and for other various appearances in... David Bowe is an often seen but rarely recognized character actor in American movies and television. ... This article is about the musician. ... Childrens television shows are television programs designed for and marketed to children, normally aired during the morning and afternoon hours, mainly before and after school. ... The Weird Al Show was a short-lived television show starring Weird Al Yankovic. ... My Wife and Kids is an American sitcom which ran on ABC from March 28, 2001 until May 29, 2005, starring Damon Wayans and Tisha Campbell. ... For other uses, see HBO (disambiguation). ... The Wire may refer to: British music magazine The Wire American television show The Wire The telegraph service. ...


According to The Smoking Gun website, Clemons is the only male member of the E Street Band to enjoy a private dressing room. In it, he requires Carr's Water Biscuits and Beluga Caviar. Additionally, Clemons has a whole roasted chicken delivered to his dressing room promptly at 9:45 during every Springsteen performance.[3] Screenshot from The Smoking Gun The Smoking Gun is a website that posts legal documents, arrest records, and police mugshots on a daily basis. ...


References

  1. ^ "The Wire" Moral Midgetry (2004) - Full cast and crew
  2. ^ "The Wire" Hamsterdam (2004) - Full cast and crew
  3. ^ The Smoking Gun: Archive

External links

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Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. was the first album recorded by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, released in 1973 (see 1973 in music), and sold about 25,000 copies in the first year. ... The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle is the second album by Bruce Springsteen and the as-yet-unnamed E Street Band, it is described by All Music Guide as One of the greatest albums in the history of rock and roll. ... Born to Run is a rock album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... Darkness on the Edge of Town is a rock album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). ... The River is a double album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Nebraska is the sixth album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... Born in the U.S.A. is the seventh studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... Tunnel of Love is the eighth studio album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Human Touch is the ninth studio album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Lucky Town is the tenth studio album by Bruce Springsteen released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... The Ghost of Tom Joad is the eleventh studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1995 (see 1995 in music). ... The Rising is the 12th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2002. ... Devils & Dust is the thirteenth studio album by Bruce Springsteen, and his third folk album (after Nebraska and The Ghost of Tom Joad, respectively). ... Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band chronology Singles from Magic Released: August 28, 2007 Released: January 2008 Magic is the 15th studio album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 2007. ... Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band Live/1975-85 is a live album by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. ... Chimes of Freedom is the name of a 1988 live Bruce Springsteen EP. It was released to support the multi-artist Human Rights Now! Tour in benefit of Amnesty International. ... In Concert/MTV Plugged is a 1992 concert video and 1993 live album by Bruce Springsteen. ... Hammersmith Odeon London 75 is the fourth live album by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, released in 2006 (see 2006 in music). ... Bruce Springsteens first compilation was released on February 27, 1995, on Columbia records. ... Blood Brothers is the name of a 1996 EP by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. ... For the album of the same name by Collin Raye, see Tracks (Collin Raye album). ... 18 Tracks is an album by Bruce Springsteen, released in 1999. ... The Essential Bruce Springsteen is an album by Bruce Springsteen, released on 11 November 2003. ... Born to Run is a rock album by American singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen, released in 1975 (see 1975 in music). ... A discography for Bruce Springsteen. ... In Concert/MTV Plugged is a 1992 concert video and 1993 live album by Bruce Springsteen. ... Blood Brothers is a 1996 documentary film portraying the temporary reunion of Bruce Springsteen with The E Street Band in 1995. ... Bruce Springsteens Video Anthology / 1978-88 is a collection of 18 music videos made on his behalf, released in VHS format on January 31, 1989 [1]. It was reissued as The Complete Video Anthology / 1978-2000 by Sony in DVD on January 16, 2001, adding a second disc with... Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live In Barcelona is the name of a live DVD All of these forms document Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Bands 2002 tour in support of their new album The Rising // The Rising Lonesome Day Prove it All Night Darkness On the... VH1 Storytellers is a concert and discussion DVD by Bruce Springsteen, expanded from the airing of an episode of the VH1 television series VH1 Storytellers on April 23, 2005. ... 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The Tunnel of Love Express was a concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band that took place in 1988. ... The Human Rights Now! Tour was a truly worldwide series of benefit concerts in behalf of Amnesty International that took place over six weeks in 1988. ... The Bruce Springsteen and the Other Band Tour was a concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and a new backing band, that took place from mid-1992 to mid-1993. ... The Ghost of Tom Joad Tour was a lengthy, worldwide concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen performing alone on stage in small halls and theatres, that ran off and on from late 1995 through the middle of 1997. ... The Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Reunion Tour was a lengthy, top-grossing concert tour featuring Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band that took place over 1999 and 2000. ... 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Clarence Clemons (562 words)
Clarence Clemons was born on January 11th, 1949 in Norfolk (Virginia/ USA).
At one point Clarence was involved in a car accident in which he injured his knee and he was forced to give up football.
Clarence as his own version of the meeting as well "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.
Clarence Clemons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (475 words)
Known as "The Big Man", Clemons has been playing with Springsteen since 1972; his sax parts are an easily recognized feature of the E Street sound, with the most famous being his long elegiac solo during the song "Jungleland".
In addition, Clemons has a larger-than-life persona within the band; he serves as a visual foil to Springsteen during concerts (as well as on the Born to Run foldout album cover) and as the crowd favorite is always the last player mentioned during band introductions, usually after a lavish, over-the-top build-up from Springsteen.
Clemons was raised in Norfolk County, Virginia and was an aspiring professional football lineman until an injury derailed his career.
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