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Springsteen Eulogizes Clemons

A small chapel in South Florida hosted a private memorial gathering for Clarence Clemons Tuesday (6/21)Bruce Springsteen delivered the eulogy and performed a solo rendition of Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out before friends and family members invited to the service for the E Street Band sax player who passed away Saturday about a week after suffering a stroke.  Three of Clemons' four ex wives joined the fifth, Victoria, at the memorial.  Her husband had asked her to scatter his ashes in Hawaii in the event of his death and to do it with '...all of the special women in his life.'  Bruce described his friend as '...a man of unconditional love', but added that '...his love came with a lot of conditions', a remark that elicited knowing laughter from many in attendance.  He also said being in the company of Clemons was ' being in a soverign nation.'  Jackson Browne joined members of he E Street Band on a solemn version of You're A Friend Of Mine, the song the two recorded together in 1985.  Amazing Grace was played on the saxophone by a nephew of the late E Street Band member. 
In New Jersey, the governor ordered that flags in the Garden State be flown at half mast Thursday to honor Clemons for the contribution he made through his music to the betterment of the state.


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