Saturday, April 19, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

RIP Big Man

Clarence Clemons died today of complications from a stroke. So so sad. The Stone Pony in Asbury Park will be opening its doors Sunday at noon for people to gather to remember Clarence. Nils Lofgren will be at the Borgata Music Box July 3.

RIP Big Man

Clarence Clemons died today of complications from a stroke. So so sad. The Stone Pony in Asbury Park will be opening its doors Sunday at noon for people to gather to remember Clarence. Nils Lofgren will be at the Borgata Music Box July 3.

Bruce Springsteen said:

Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage. His loss is immeasurable and we are honored and thankful to have known him and had the oppurtunity to stand beside him for nearly forty years. He was my great friend, my partner and with Clarence at my side, my band and I were able to tell a story far deeper than those simply contained in our music. His life, his memory, and his love will live on in that story and in our band.

About this blog

Inquirer staff writer Amy S. Rosenberg has covered Philly police, city neighborhoods, Ed Rendell as mayor, the Jersey shore, Atlantic City, Miss America and the psychology of Eagles fans. She moved to Ventnor on July 3, 1995, which makes her a local, but not really.

Inquirer Staff Writer Jacqueline L. Urgo has spent every summer of her life at the Jersey Shore, and has lived there year-round for nearly 30 years, even fulfilling one of her bucket list dreams by once living in a house by the sea.

Since 1990, she has covered the waterfront for The Inquirer — from the Atlantic to the Delaware Bay shore — and some of the mainland in between. Along the way, she amassed an encyclopedic knowledge of this tear-it-down-and-build-it-back-up region, delving into the history and the hype of a place with a lot of unexpected stories to tell.

Reach The Downashore at arosenbegr@phillynews.com.

The Downashore Blog
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected