In sad music news over the weekend, E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons died Saturday, a week after suffering a stroke. He was 69. Although famous for his role as the Big Man in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, his final big moment could be owed to Lady Gaga. In her latest single, “Edge of Glory,” Clarence Clemons had a feature role in both the song and video with a sax solo as the highlight.
This isn’t to diminish his contribution to rock ‘n’ roll over the years, but before he left this world, Clemons had a high note that likely introduced him to a new generation of fans.