Clarence Clemons

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Saxophonist
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Date of Birth January 11, 1942
Place of Birth Chesapeake, Virginia
Date of Death Jun 18, 2011 (69)
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Clarence Clemons

Clarence Anicholas Clemons Jr., 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. Clemons released several solo albums. In 1985, he had a hit single with "You're a Friend of Mine", a duet with Jackson Browne. As a guest musician, he featured on 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 also 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, a semi-fictional autobiography told in the third person. A documentary about his life directed by Nick Mead, entitled Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am?, was released in August 2019.

Born: January 11, 1942, Norfolk County, Virginia (later Chesapeake), U.S.
Died: June 18, 2011, West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S.
Other names: The Big Man
Occupation: Musician, actor
Years active: 1961–2011
Children: 4, including Nick
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About Clarence Clemons

American rock and R&B performer known for his smooth saxophone playing with the E Street Band for more than thirty years.

Clarence Clemons Before Fame

He started playing the saxophone at the age of nine. Later, he attended Maryland State College and played football, during which a car accident prevented him from trying out for the Dallas Cowboys.

Achievement of Clarence Clemons

He has appeared on more than fifty albums with artists including Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga, and Aretha Franklin.

Clarence Clemons Family Life

He married five times throughout his life. His last marriage was to Victoria Clemons from 2008 until 2011.

Associations of Clarence Clemons

He was a long-time member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, as well as one of his close friends.

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