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Clarence Clemons
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Also known as the Big Man
Born (1942-01-11)January 11, 1942
Died June 18, 2011(2011-06-18) (aged 69)
Genres Rock and roll
Instruments Saxophone
Associated acts E Street Band

Clarence Clemons (January 11, 1942 – June 18, 2011) was an American musician and actor. He as known on stage as the Big Man. He died in his Florida home after having a large stroke.

He was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1942. His father gave him an alto saxophone for Christmas one year. Clemons' saxophone playing was an important part of early songs by Bruce Springsteen, including "Rosalita" and "Born to Run".

Clemons released his for solo album in 1983.

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