Clarence Clemons Biography
growing theatrical and television portfolio.
Clemons is most widely known for his unmistakable saxophone sound, which for more than two decades, has lofted Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band to, as some have deemed it, the greatest rock and roll band in the world. With the influences of such greats as Junior Walker, King Curtis, and Gato Barbieri, Clemons has developed his own unique style that has made him one of the most renowned saxophonists in the world. His live performances with the E Street Band, as well as with his own Red Bank Rockers, Jerry Garcia Band, The Grateful Dead, and Ringo Starr's All Star Band, have left audiences breathless, clinging to
every expressive note pouring from his horn.
Mr. Clemons' discography is large and varied, creating what seems to be an endlessly definitive statement of musical expression. He has recorded albums with such notable artists as Aretha Franklin, Paul Young, Great White, Alvin
Lee, Roy Orbison, and Patti LaBelle. The greatest testament to his wide appeal would be his unique ability to span a range of musical genres from David Koz's "Sax Man" LP to Ricky Skaggs' LP "Honey".
Clarence continues to consistently add to his acting resume in both television and theatre. He has appeared in several television series ranging from situation comedies to intensely riveting dramas. "The Big Man" has been seen in the hit CBS series "NASH BRIDGES" and UPN's "THE SENTINEL" and "THE VIPER". He's had several featured roles on the big screen including "FATAL INSTINCT", "BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE", and "BLUES BROTHERS 2000." In "SWING", just released to video, Clarence puts both his theatrical and musical mark in place. Never allowing limitations to hinder his expansion, he's now using his abilities for script writing as well as musical composition.
In Spring '99, Clarence reunited with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band for a sold-out world tour lasting almost two years. The resulting CD "Live In New York" was certified gold (and platinum) in May of 2001
Clarence Clemons Bio from Discogs
Born: January 11, 1942, Norfolk, Virginia
Died: June 18, 2011, Palm Beach, Florida