Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

New Jersey Prays For Clarence Clemons' Recovery

Sad news yesterday from Florida, where saxophonist Clarence Clemons, the big man who made all the little pretties raise their hands when he joined the E-Street Band in 1972, was left partially paralyzed after suffering a stroke at his home. He's had two brain surgeries, but is reportedly now in stable condition. Clemons, 69, plays on Lady Gaga's new album, on a song called "The Edge of Glory," and performed it with her on American Idol last month.

Here's wishing him a full recovery.

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sunnyciegos (#551)

I am really struggling with this. The E Street Band without Clarence is unimaginable. Going through the archives today and thinking powerful thoughts for the Big Man.

bthny (#2,907)

@sunnyciegos right? and now I'm forced to confront the fact that someday, Bruce Springsteen will die, and I don't want to live in that world.

oudemia (#177)

From the coastline to the city . . . all good thoughts.

TableNine (#1,104)

Oh no. I hope he pulls through. I remember him playing a weekly show down in Palm Beach one summer in the late '90s (98?) and going to hear him every week. So powerful, and his solo stuff was great.

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