It is with overwhelming sadness that we inform our friends and fans that at 7:00 tonight, Saturday, June 18, our beloved friend and bandmate, Clarence Clemons passed away. The cause was complications from his stroke of last Sunday, June 12th. The rest of the statement is on the Springsteen website
(Photograph of Clarence by Danny Clinch)
This is not the way I wanted to begin re-posting but I can't let this pass by. Like so many of you, I saw Clarence play with the E Street Band countless times...from Pittsburgh to the Jersey shore, from Washington to Rome to Israel. I'm writing remembrances of friends who have died these last months. I promise this will not be one RIP after another. So be prepared for frivolous posts about...stuff n' nonsense. Meanwhile, I'd love to be with other fans tonight, somewhere in a bar in south Jersey.
Update - Here is David Remnick on Clarence. The post includes wonderful old video of Bruce & E Street Band.