NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An honor from one big man to another.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has officially declared Jan 11 as Clarence Clemons Day.READ MORE: NYPD: Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death, E-Bike Stolen Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Clemons was Bruce Springsteen‘s sax player and original member of the E-Street Band. Known as “The Big Man,” Clemons died of heart complications as a result of a stroke in 2011. He was 69.
Christie, an avid Springsteen fan, has been to over 130+ Springsteen shows, and ordered the flags to be flown at half-staff at the time of Clemon’s death.
The resolution to give the big-time saxophone player his own day was proposed by New Jersey Sen. Jennifer Beck.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Foundation Holds Fundraiser On Long Island
“The New Jersey Shore would not be the same without the music of Bruce Spingsteen’s E- Street Band,” Beck said.
“The E-Street Band would not have been the same without the sound of a saxophone played by Clarence Clemons.”
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