Rock Flashback: Clarence Clemons, Everywhere
Today, Clarence Clemons would have turned 70. In his honor we present five fun facts about the Big Man.
– Clemons spent most of the 1960s working as a counselor for emotionally-disturbed children in New Jersey.
– Clemons’ first band was called the Vibratones. He later played in a band called Little Melvin and the Invaders with future E Street bandmate Garry W. Tallent.
– Clemons had four sons from five marriages. His eldest son, Nick, is a working musician, although his father wanted him to be a lawyer.
– Clemons appeared in the video for Lady Gaga’s “The Edge of Glory,” which premiered just a couple of days before he died last June.
– Clemons appeared as a trumpet player in the 1977 film New York, New York, in a 1985 episode of Diff’rent Strokes, and as one of the Most Important People in the World in Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure in 1989.
Party on, dude.
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