Clarence Clemons

American musician and actor (1942-2011)

Clarence Clemons (January 11, 1942 – June 18, 2011) was an American musician and actor. He as known on stage as the Big Man. He died in his Florida home after having a large stroke.[1]

Clarence Clemons
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Background information
Also known asthe Big Man
Born(1942-01-11)January 11, 1942
DiedJune 18, 2011(2011-06-18) (aged 69)
GenresRock and roll
Associated actsE Street Band
WebsiteClarence Clemons

He was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1942. His father gave him an alto saxophone for Christmas one year. Clemons' saxophone playing was an important part of early songs by Bruce Springsteen, including "Rosalita" and "Born to Run".[1]

Clemons released his for solo album in 1983.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Lewis, Randy (2011-06-18). "Clarence Clemons, saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, dies at 69". The Kansas City Star. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2011-06-19.