The world is still talking about the passing of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Clarence Clemons[/lastfm]. But, it’s New Jersey that’s paying the ultimate tribute. Tomorrow, all flags will be flown at half mast for the “Big Man.”
[photogallerylink id=55323 align=left]The fact that NJ Governor Chris Christie has been a lifelong fan probably doesn’t hurt. “E Street” is actually a religion there.
(Courtesy of Matthew Perpetua – Rolling Stone)
Flags in New Jersey will fly at half-mast tomorrow in tribute to E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who died on Saturday from complications of a stroke.
“Clarence Clemons represented the soul and spirit of New Jersey,” Governor Chris Christie said in a statement. “His partnership with Bruce Springsteen and the rest of the E Street Band brought great pride to our state and joy to every fan of this music around the world.”
Christie, a longtime Springsteen fan, was personally affected by Clemons’ death. “When I heard about the Big Man’s passing on Saturday night, I was struck with an overwhelming feeling that the days of my youth were now finally over,” Christie said. “My condolences to Clarence’s family and all the members of the E Street Band.”