God's band, that is. E Street Nation has lost their Secretary of the Brotherhood and Minister of Soul. Do we have to say his name?
RIP Clarence Clemmons.
The Boss on Clarence via Clemmons' obit in the NJ Star Ledger:
“Clarence lived a wonderful life,” Bruce Springsteen said in a statement last night. “He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage.
The greatest showing of how much Clemmons meant to Springsteen's band has always been exemplified by Clemmons' role in the Boss' concert staple, 10th Avenue Freezeout. Watch the video below beginning at 3:30. Indeed...from the coastline to the cities...the Big Man made the little pretties raise their hands.