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Clarence Clemons

Biography

American rock and R&B performer known for his even saxophone using the E Road Band for a lot more than 30 years. He began playing the saxophone at age nine. Afterwards, he went to Maryland State University and played soccer, during which a vehicle accident avoided him from checking out for the Dallas Cowboys. He provides appeared on a lot more than fifty albums with performers including Bruce Springsteen, Female Gaga, and Aretha Franklin. He wedded five situations throughout his lifestyle. His last relationship was to Victoria Clemons from 2008 until 2011. He was a long-time person in Bruce Springsteen’s E Road Band, in addition to one of is own close friends.

Quick Facts


Full Name Clarence Clemons
Date Of Birth January 11, 1942
Died June 18, 2011, West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Place Of Birth Chesapeake, VA
Height 1.96 m
Profession Saxophonist
Education University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Nationality American
Spouse Victoria Clemons
Children Nick Clemons, Jarod Clemons, Charles Clemons, Christopher Clemons, Dancing in the Dark, I’m on Fire, Glory Days
Parents Clarence Clemons Sr, Thelma Clemons, Dancing in the Dark, I’m on Fire, Glory Days
Music Groups E Street Band, Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, Dancing in the Dark, I’m on Fire, Glory Days
Movies Swing, Blues Brothers 2000, Fatal Instinct, New York, New York
TV Shows Howie
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1He and the E Street Band are inducted into the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for their contributions to Arts and Entertainment. They are the first group to be nominated for the honor. They include Steve Van Zandt, Garry Tallent, Vini Lopez, David Sancious, Max Weinberg, Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Ernest "Boom" Carter, and the late Danny Federici.
2He and the E Street Band (including Steve Van Zandt, Garry Tallent, Vini Lopez, David Sancious, Max Weinberg, Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Ernest "Boom" Carter, and the late Danny Federici) were inducted into the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for their services and contributions to music.
3He was married five times and divorced four times. His fifth wife, Victoria Clemons survived him. He is survived by four sons, Clarence Clemons Jr; Charles Clemons; Christopher Clemons; and Jarod Clemons.
4He was a youth counselor in Newark, New Jersey in the 1960s and 1970s when he began playing with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on the Jersey Shore. He first played with him in Asbury Park in 1971 during a lightning storm.
5He studied at Maryland State College (now the University of Maryland Eastern Shore) on a football and music scholarship. A knee injury interrupted his football career.
6Has suffered a stroke [June 12, 2011].
7Joined The E Street Band in October of 1972.
8Introduced as the "Minister of Soul", "Secretary of the Brotherhood" on the "Live in New York" album with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.
9He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
10He was a noted saxophone player for The E Street Band, featuring 'Bruce Springsteen'.
11Grew up and around Chesapeake, Virginia.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: The River Tour, Tempe 19802015
Brothers2009TV SeriesClarence Clemons
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion2009Video
The Wire2004TV SeriesRoman
My Wife and Kids2003TV SeriesJohnny Watson
The System2003TV SeriesStaff
The Simpsons1999TV SeriesNarrator
Swing1999Jack
Sin City Spectacular1998TV Series
Blues Brothers 20001998The Louisiana Gator Boys
Viper1998TV SeriesLeo Duquesne
The Weird Al Show1997TV SeriesMiner
The Sentinel1997TV SeriesWorkman
Nash Bridges1996TV SeriesBig Barry
Fatal Instinct1993Clarence
Human Target1992TV SeriesJeff Carlyle
The Flash1990TV SeriesDarrell Hennings
Jake and the Fatman1989TV SeriesBlue Danny Boyd
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure1989The Three Most Important People in the World (uncredited)
Diff'rent Strokes1985TV SeriesMr. Kingsley
Bruce Springsteen: Dancing in the Dark1984Video short
New York, New York1977Cecil Powell

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Guitar Man2015/IDocumentary performer: "Rebel Rouser"
Grammy Living Legends1989TV Movie performer: "But the World Goes 'Round"
Porky's Revenge1985performer: "Peter Gunn Theme" Instrumental
B.C. Rock1980performer: "FELINE BLUES"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Swing1999musician: saxophone

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who Do I Think I Am?2011Documentary producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2012TV Movie in memoriam
20th Annual Trumpet Awards2012TV Special in memory of
BET Awards 20112011TV Special in memory of

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who Do I Think I Am?2011DocumentaryHimself
American Idol2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town2010DocumentaryHimself - E Street Band
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live2009TV MovieHimself
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert2009TV SpecialHimself
The Daily Show2009TV SeriesHimself
'Til Death2009TV SeriesHimself
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Saxophone (segment "Springsteen")
Seven Ages of Rock2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Hammersmith Odeon, London '752005VideoHimself
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band: Live in Barcelona2003Video documentaryHimself
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 45th Annual Grammy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
I Love the '80s2002TV Series documentaryHimself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration2002TV MovieHimself - Performer
That's Life2001TV SeriesHimself
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live in New York City2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-20002001Video documentaryHimself
Blood Brothers: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band2000Video documentaryHimself
Alvin Lee Rockspective2000ShortHimself
Murder Incorporated1995VideoHimself
TV Nation1994TV Series documentaryHimself
R.A.D.D.: Drive My Car1994TV ShortHimself - Musician
The 21st Annual American Music Awards1994TV SpecialHimself
Howie1992TV SeriesHimself (1992)
American Bandstand's 40th Anniversary Special1992TV MovieHimself
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHimself - Choir Member
Grammy Living Legends1989TV MovieHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986-1989TV SeriesHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-19881989Video documentaryHimself
Legendary Ladies of Rock & Roll1988TV SpecialHimself - Special Guest (as Clarence Clemmons)
Freedomfest: Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Celebratation1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid1986Video documentaryHimself
Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City1985Video shortHimself (uncredited)
Late Night with David Letterman1985TV SeriesHimself
Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A.1984Video shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 54th Annual Grammy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam
The Greatest2009TV Series documentaryHimself - #100: 'You're a Friend of Mine'
60 Minutes2008TV Series documentaryHimself - Saxophone (segment "Springsteen")
Bruce Springsteen: Under Review 1978-1982 - Tales of the Working Man2008Video documentaryHimself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler1999TV Special documentaryHimself (uncredited)

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#Quote
1I am not out to get laid every night, not looking for the bomb cocaine or weed. I just want to clear my head and see what living on the planet is really like as a normal, well almost normal, human being.
2I grew up with a very religious background. I got into soul music, but I wanted to rock. I was a rocker. I was born rock 'n' roll sax player.
3You had your black bands and you had your white bands and if you mixed the two you found less places to play.
4[on first playing with Bruce Springsteen in 1971] I swear I will never forget that moment. I felt like I was supposed to be there. It was a magical moment. He looked at me, and I looked at him, and we fell in love. And that's still there.


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