Everyone has their own way of remembering. Bruce Springsteen wrote a moving eulogy for his fallen friend, that he delivered at Clarance Clemons funeral last month, publishing a slightly revised version on his official website.
For his part, guitarist Steven Van Zandt will honor Clemons today by hosting a two-hour special simply called “For Clarence” that looks back on the long, storied career of the Big Man on Sirius XM Radio. Bandmate Van Zandt will play E Street Band songs that featured Clemons' trademark talking sax, including “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out,” “Mary Lou,” and “Jungleland,” and also will feature songs from Clemons’ solo career, including “You’re A Friend Of Mine” and his cameos on other artists’ records, including “Freeway Of Love” with Aretha Franklin and “All of the Good Ones Are Taken” with Ian Hunter.
The two-hour special will also include archival interview excerpts with Clarence and audio selections from his appearances in movies and TV, including the 1977 movie New York, New York, the TV series Different Strokes and the HBO series The Wire. We guarantee many tears will be shed. Tune in and have a good cry along with Little Steven at today at 7:00 pm ET on the Underground Garage channel.
Fans can also listen to the program at the Underground Garage website, where the show is archived.