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#whatstrending: Remembering the 'Big Man'

Sunday - 6/19/2011, 11:46am  ET

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This Jan. 29, 2003 file picture shows Clarence Clemons during an interview at his Singer Island, Fla. home. A spokeswoman for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band says saxophone player Clarence Clemons has died in Florida at age 69 on Saturday, June 18, 2011 (AP Photo/Hillery Smith Garrison, File)


WTOP's Neal Augenstein & Nathan Hager ask you to share the memories of the Big Man.


Neal Augenstein & Nathan Hager,

WASHINGTON - Sad news on E Street. Clarence Clemons, the legendary saxophone player who belted out powerhouse solos alongside Bruce Springsteen for 40 years, has died.

He suffered a stroke nearly a week ago. He was 69 years old.

The Big Man had been Bruce's foil since Born to Run, and was the only member of the E Street Band to appear on the cover of that album, the one that made him a superstar.

One his website, the Boss says the loss of Clarence is immeasurable, both as a musician and a friend, but the band will go on in his memory.

Clemons's fans are sharing their memories at the Stone Pony, the rock club on the Jersey shore where Bruce, Clarence and the rest of the E Street Band honed their craft in the 70s.

Tell us your favorite Clarence moment, whether you saw the Boss live in concert or you just love his records.

Use the hashtag #bigman to share your memories of the E Street Band's heart and soul.

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