From my website 7 years ago, upon the death of Clarence Clemons.
In Memoriam - Clarence Clemons - 1942-2011.
I find it difficult to express my feelings on the passing of Clarence Clemons. On the one hand, it is a realization that I will no longer be able to hear him perform the Jungleland solo live. On the other hand, there are many people who have taken up music (if not the Saxophone specifically) because they were inspired to do so listening to his playing. These people will carry on and reach new musical heights that they would never have achieved had it not been for his influence. This is the real legacy of a great musician.
Thank you Clarence, not only for the joy your music has brought us, but also for the inspiration it has provided for others to follow in your footsteps.
|Here is the Bruce Springsteen Eulogy for the "Big Man "|
My name is Bill Gianopoulos. I live in Ashland Massachusetts, which is a small town about 25 miles west of Boston. The route of the Boston Marathon passes less than a block north of where I live.
Of course, being from this area, I am a New England Patriots,
Boston Red Sox and
fan! I also am a big follower of Formula 1TM Automobile racing.
I am a huge Bruce Springsteen fan, and also enjoy brewing beer at IncrediBREW in Nashua, NH.
In my spare time (whenever that is) I also do some hacking on the SeaMonkey browser suite.