If you didn’t know who Clarence Clemmons was, well…you’ve got a treat ahead of you.
Clarence was a sax player. A singer. The “Big Man”. He’d played American football in high school and college. At a reported 6’4″ and 260lbs (or more) he was technically obese, but it wasn’t seen as a failing. (Partly due, I’m sure, to being a man, and partly due to him being muscular.) He also had a reputation as a storyteller, which he showed in his book Big Man: Real Life & Tall Tales.
But he’s best known for the Springsteen songs he performed classic solos on, like this one.
Clarence recently died of a stroke. Good-bye, Clarence; you will be missed.