For four decades the man who faithfully served as the face of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, the great Clarence Clemons, died on Saturday, June 18. He was 69. R.I.P. Big Man!
Clarence Clemons was an obvious go-to for Springsteen, who affectionately referred to him as “Big Man” from the stage.
While their camaraderie and sense of brotherhood was apparent to anybody who ever watched Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band perform live, the bond was so deep that on the group’s defining ‘Born to Run’ album, Springsteen is famously depicted on the front cover leaning on someone. The back cover reveals that someone to be Clemons.
Clemons had a career outside of the E Street Band too, occasionally appearing in television shows (‘Diff’rent Strokes’), movies (‘Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure’) and touring in Ringo Starr’s All-Star Band among others.