One of the greats has been silenced- legendary saxman Clarence Clemons is no longer with us. No matter what you think about that Bruce Springstone fella, you must love the Big Man, and mourn his passing. His playing particularly shone in Jungleland off the Born to Run album:
Jungleland is a contemporary epic- it manages to transform New Jersey into a Land of Intrigue, in which a Magic Rat meets a mysterious fate, all accompanied by the siren wail of a brilliant Big Man's enchanted sax.
I have to say that this particular bit in the bio/obit I linked to impressed me to no end:
He moved to New Jersey and was working as a child counselor at a reform school and playing in another band when he first met Springsteen in 1971.
The world is poorer for Mr. Clemons' passing.