Clarence Anicholas Clemons Jr. (January 11, 1942 – June 18, 2011), also known as The Big Man, was an American musician and actor. From 1972 until his death in 2011, he was the saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
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Clarence Anicholas Clemons Jr. (January 11, 1942 – June 18, 2011), also known as The enormous Man, was an American musician and actor. From 1972 until his death in 2011, he was the saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
Clemons released several solo albums. In 1985, he had a hit single with “You’re a Friend of Mine”, a duet taking into consideration Jackson Browne. As a guest musician, he featured upon Aretha Franklin’s song “Freeway of Love”. As an actor, Clemons appeared in several films, including New York, New York and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. He in addition to made cameo appearances in several TV series, including Diff’rent Strokes, Nash Bridges, The Simpsons, My Wife and Kids, and The Wire. Together with his friend Don Reo, Clemons published Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales (2009), a semi-fictional autobiography told in the third person. A documentary very nearly his vigor directed by Nick Mead, entitled Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am?, was released in August 2019.
Clemons suffered a stroke upon June 12, 2011, and died of complications from it six days far along at the age of 69. In 2014, he was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a fanatic of the E Street Band.
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Before the Berlin Wall came down, we played behind the Iron Curtain and sang, 'Born in the U.S.A.,' and I thought, 'We're all going to die. The man is going to get us all killed.' But then you saw all these kids with the American flag and German flags together and singing the song, and it was, wow, like 'We Shall Overcome.'