And the big man joined the band…

I first saw Clarence Clemons play in a college gym in the winter of ’73.  I’m not sure I can count the number of times I’ve seen him since then.  I know I can’t count the number of times I’ve played Springsteen records ’til it seemed like I’d worn out the grooves, but it’s safe to say he gave me a lot of pleasure over almost four decades.

R.I.P., Big Man.

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9 responses to “And the big man joined the band…

  1. Chuck

    I know I can’t count the number of times I’ve played Springsteen records ’til it seemed like I’d worn out the grooves…

    Dating yourself a little aren’t you? But I’ll miss the Big Man, too.

  2. AthensHomerDawg

    I saw them twice in concert …..great show. As far as records wearing out a big asset is a quality tone arm. If you maintain a quality stylus and have a tone arm that is adjustable for weight and anti-skid set correctly it may not fully protect your vinyl, but it goes such a long long long way in prolonging a records life. As well as never putting skin (fingers, hand parts) to vinyl (sweat and grease), keeping dust and static away, you’ll have years of good listening ahead of you. My sons have rediscovered my album collection and an old Teac reel to reel, a couple of old Advent speakers which my eldest refurbished. We’ve had a lot of fun this summer. Those Advents can really put out the sound.

  3. Stuart Gurr

    Bruce Springsteen is a limousine liberal asshole.

  4. lrgk9

    One of my two Advents is still kicking.

    Jr Walker and Clarence Clemmons – they could blow that Sax!