Every Jan. 11 will now be Clarence Clemons Day.
Thursday, January 10
Start Friday with a big dose of Bruce-Juice. Why not? It's Clarence Clemons Day in the Garden State. One of the Jersey Shore's most iconic musicians will be honored annually with a day named after him. Every Jan. 11 will now be Clarence Clemons Day. The state Senate passed a resolution sponsored by Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) that memorializes the legendary saxophonist from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Clemons died last year at the age of 69 after suffering a stroke. “The New Jersey Shore would not be the same without the music of Bruce Spingsteen’s E- Street Band,” said Beck. “And the E-Street Band would not have been the same without the sound of a saxophone played by Clarence Clemons. For me as a resident of Red Bank, where he …
A year after the death of Clarence Clemons, Springsteen signs up Jake Clemons for sax duty with expanded horn section for Wrecking Ball tour.
Then they made the change uptown/ And the Big Man Joined the Band/ From the coastline to the city/All the little pretties raised their hands... When Clarence Clemons died in June, 2011, the "Big Man" credited in Bruce Springsteen's "Tenth Avenue Freezeout" as the final piece that propelled the E Street Band into the spotlight, it was a death in the family for Springsteen, band members and fans around the world. As Springsteen finished "Wrecking Ball", the band's 17th album, to be released March 6, knew he can't replace Clemons, but he and the E Street band will keep it in the family when they take to the stage for the tour this year. Springsteen will fill the sonic and emotional void left by the man who occupied the corner of the stage to…