BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN delivered the eulogy at CLARENCE CLEMONS’ memorial ceremony in Palm Beach, Florida, yesterday. Clarence was the saxophonist in The Boss’ E STREET BAND.
Bruce said, quote, “Clarence was a man of unconditional love, but his love came with a lot of conditions. He was a complex guy . . . an ongoing project. But when you were in his presence, it was like being in a sovereign nation.”
Bruce also performed a solo version of “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out”, the song he wrote about first meeting Clarence in Asbury Park over 40 years ago.
The E Street Band also performed at the ceremony, as did JACKSON BROWNE.
Clarence’s widow Victoria and three of his four ex-wives were among the mourners.
Victoria said that Clarence had asked her to scatter his ashes at a special spot in Hawaii and to do so with “all of the special women in his life” . . . including his previous wives. And she said she would do it.