“The King of The World”…The Master Of Disaster”. That was my first introduction to Clarence (Big Man) Clemons. Watching the interplay between Bruce Springsteen and Clarence during the Rosalita video was quite a revelation. Never had a music performance seemed so thrilling. Those seven minutes and 36 seconds completely altered the way a young kid viewed the world. A song could change the world. At least it did in my little world. A Bruce Springsteen show will never be the same again.
I’m sure you’ve seen all the E Street videos and know that he plays on Lady Gaga’s Edge of Glory so here’s a quick view of his other work you might not remember.
You’re A Friend Of Mine (1985) w/Jackson Browne and Daryl Hannah on backing vocals. It reached #18 on the pop charts.
Unchain My Heart-Joe Cocker (1990) (sax solo)
Acting on Different Strokes as Bill Kingsley Jr.
And last, but not least as part of The Future Council in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.
You will be missed, my friend.