The Great musician Clarence Clemons, who tragically passed away very lately in the summer of 2011, had an estimated net worth of $9.5 million. But it wasn’t his net worth that made him so admired among his many peers in the music business, and devotees. He is most known for his artistic relationship with rock icon Bruce Springsteen, serving as the sax player for Springsteen’s E-Street Band for quite some time, having first met Springsteen in 1971. The story of how they met, perhaps overly celebrated to be justly recounted here, was immortalized in the song “Tenth Avenue Freeze Out” on Bruce’s 1975 album Born to Run.
Clarence Clemons Net Worth $9.5 Million Dollars
One of the most well known of these solo jobs is his duet with country star Jackson Browne, called “you are a Friend of Mine,” and his work as a sax player for Aretha Franklin’s hit song “Freeway of Love.” He also collaborated with musical acts including The Grateful Dead and Lady GaGa, having shot a music video using the latter mere days before his death of a stroke. He also had something of a second career as an actor, appearing on TV series like the HBO crime drama The Wire, and much more.
He and the E Street Band are inducted into the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for their contributions to Arts and Entertainment. They are the first group to be nominated for the honor. They include Steve Van Zandt, Garry Tallent, Vini Lopez, David Sancious, Max Weinberg, Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Ernest "Boom" Carter, and the late Danny Federici.
He and the E Street Band (including Steve Van Zandt, Garry Tallent, Vini Lopez, David Sancious, Max Weinberg, Roy Bittan, Nils Lofgren, Patti Scialfa, Ernest "Boom" Carter, and the late Danny Federici) were inducted into the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for their services and contributions to music.
He was married five times and divorced four times. His fifth wife, Victoria Clemons survived him. He is survived by four sons, Clarence Clemons Jr; Charles Clemons; Christopher Clemons; and Jarod Clemons.
He was a youth counselor in Newark, New Jersey in the 1960s and 1970s when he began playing with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on the Jersey Shore. He first played with him in Asbury Park in 1971 during a lightning storm.
He studied at Maryland State College (now the University of Maryland Eastern Shore) on a football and music scholarship. A knee injury interrupted his football career.
Has suffered a stroke [June 12, 2011].
Joined The E Street Band in October of 1972.
Introduced as the "Minister of Soul", "Secretary of the Brotherhood" on the "Live in New York" album with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.
He appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."
He was a noted saxophone player for The E Street Band, featuring 'Bruce Springsteen'.
Grew up and around Chesapeake, Virginia.
I am not out to get laid every night, not looking for the bomb cocaine or weed. I just want to clear my head and see what living on the planet is really like as a normal, well almost normal, human being.
I grew up with a very religious background. I got into soul music, but I wanted to rock. I was a rocker. I was born rock 'n' roll sax player.
You had your black bands and you had your white bands and if you mixed the two you found less places to play.
[on first playing with Bruce Springsteen in 1971] I swear I will never forget that moment. I felt like I was supposed to be there. It was a magical moment. He looked at me, and I looked at him, and we fell in love. And that's still there.