Clarence Clemons (1942 - 2011)

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 by Travis Cody in

The Big Man
11 January 1942 - 18 June 2011
"I wanted an electric train for Christmas but I got the saxophone instead."

Thank you, Mr Clemons, for the music.  And thank you, whoever it was, for not buying the electric train.


  1. He was one heckova sax player and will be greatly missed.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    You're right Trav, a train would have been a big mistake!

    Nice tribute to Clarence.

  1. Just imagine how far that musical Christmas gift went!

  1. good stuff, for sure.

  1. Jamie says:

    That was so wonderful - A beautiful tribute to a beautiful man

  1. the Big Man could blow a mean sax,and that a great thing. RIP Clarence.

  1. Thanks for posting this. 1000memories created a tribute site for Clarence today - - thought you'd appreciate it.

  1. Lois: One of the very best.

    Akelamalu: Somebody sure knew better.

    GGG: And we'll always have what he left us.

    Jamie: I've listened to that piece quite a bit since I heard the news.

    Mike: Indeed he could.

    Helena: I appreciate the link.

  1. Thanks for the tribute Sir.

    That band in heaven is rocking now indeed!