EXPIRED: 06/18/11 –   Clarence Clemons, Jr., 69, was the son of a fish market owner who listened to gospel music in his grandfather’s church. A big boy, he played football in highschool but chose a career in music over sports. Playing saxophone in Jersey clubs in Newark got him a gig in Asbury Park where he met Springsteen and he joined the EStreet Band soon after. As a soloist he became a hitmaker with “You’re A Friend of Mine” a duet with Jackson Browne. Then there were TV shows, Lady Gaga and a stroke from which he never recovered.



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