RIP and Bless Clarence Clemons in Other Bands / Music Posted June 20, 2011 when i heard this news just minutes after bruce announced it, the night of june 18, i was so upset and heartbroken. i really believed clarence was going to recover after his stroke. i dreamed of taking my daughter to a bruce and e street band show in the near future. as mentioned, they are amazing live. as much as i hope and expect bruce will continue to record and tour, without clarence it will never be the same. my two favorite bruce songs, among so many, new york city serenade and jungleland, have such beautiful saxophone. give them a listen, studio or live. i have grown up listening to the amazing music created by this group of extraordinary talent. thirty four years a fan and forever one. when clarence played you felt your soul. his music will always live in my heart. rip clarence clemons.