Last.fm Trends: The Legend Of The Big Man

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clarence1 Last.fm Trends: The Legend Of The Big Man

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The music world is still in shock after the passing away of one of the industry’s true legends.

Clarence Clemons, who famously played saxophone for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band from 1972 until his passing, will be sorely missed. Last.fm Trends looks back at the glittering career of an extremely talented musician and how fans have reacted since the news broke.

Whilst Clemons’ solo material has only mustered 9,698 scrobbles, the quality of the acts he has played with cements him as one of the world’s greatest saxophone players. Aretha Franklin, Twisted Sister and of course Bruce Springsteen have all been treated to his services and between them boast 55,002,184 scrobbles.

The Virginia-born star’s work with Lady Gaga has netted the most plays of late, with “The Edge of Glory” pulling in 27,473 listeners last week alone, a fitting tribute to Clemons.

Famous for his work with Bruce Springsteen, Clemons played on tracks such as “Thunder Road” which has been scrobbled 1,096,088 times. Despite being released in 1975, 2,563 people listened to the track last week – proving that the wonderful sounds of Clarence Clemons are sure to live on.

You can find out more about Clarence Clemons by visiting his Last.fm page. In the meantime make sure to check back with Last.fm Trends every weekday for all the latest scrobble news.

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