Clarence Clemons

Clarence Clemons

  • Highest Rated: 79% Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
  • Lowest Rated: 18% Fatal Instinct (1993)
  • Birthday: Jan 11, 1942
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Took up the saxophone when he received an alto sax for Christmas at age 9; he later switched to tenor sax because King Curtis, one of his idols, played it. Attended college on a football-and-music scholarship. Prevented from pursuing a career in pro football by a knee injury he suffered in a car accident. Worked as a counselor in a state-run youth home in New Jersey. Joined Bruce Springsteen's not-yet-named E Street Band in 1972; "10th Avenue Freeze-Out" explains how it happened (he's the "Big Man" to Springsteen's "Bad Scooter"). Was introduced last-and always to thunderous applause-at E Street concerts by Springsteen, who often egged on the crowd with "do I have to say his name?!" Owned a rock club, Big Man's West, in Red Bank, NJ, during the early 1980s. Fronted his own group, Clarence Clemons and the Red Bank Rockers, during the 1980s. Scored a Top 20 hit in 1985 with "You're a Friend of Mine," a duet with Jackson Browne. Jammed with President Clinton at the 1993 inaugural ball. Published a memoir, Big Man, in 2009. Played saxophone on records by Gary U.S. Bonds, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga, Twisted Sister and others; and performed on stage with the likes of Ringo Starr and the Grateful Dead. Little Kids Rock, an organization that helps schools provide music instruction, gave him a 2009 "Big Man of the Year Award" for his assistance. His death in 2011 from stroke complications set off widespread grief among rock fans and heartfelt tributes from the likes of Bono, Eddie Vedder and Springsteen (who recalled him as "my great friend, my partner.")

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am? Actor 2019
No Score Yet Clarence Clemons: Who Do I Think I Am? Actor 2019
No Score Yet The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town Actor 2010
43% Swing Actor 2000
46% Blues Brothers 2000 Louisiana Gator Boys Band Member 1997
No Score Yet Bruce Springsteen: Blood Brothers Actor 1995
18% Fatal Instinct Clarence--Lola's Theme Maker 1993
79% Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure Most Important Person in the World 1989
No Score Yet Legendary Ladies of Rock & Roll Actor 1986
59% New York, New York Cecil Powell 1977

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet 'Til Death
2006-2010
Himself
  • 2009
32% Brothers
2009
Himself
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet My Wife and Kids
2001-2005
Johnny
  • 2003
83% That's Life
2000-2002
Himself
  • 2001
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 1999
No Score Yet Viper
1994-1999
Leo Duquesne
  • 1998
No Score Yet The Sentinel
1996-1999
Workman
  • 1997
80% The Weird Al Show
1997
  • 1997
No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
Kingsley
  • 1985

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