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Publisher Description

In this New York Times bestseller, discover the inside story of Clarence "Big Man" Clemons -- his life before, during, and beyond the E-Street Band, including never-before-told adventures with Bruce Springsteen, the band, and an incredible cast of other famous characters.

Here's a glimpse of what's inside:
The truth behind the final hours of making Born To Run The real story of how the E-Street Band got its name What happened when Clarence and Ringo Starr were sitting in a hotel room and Clarence got the call that Bruce was breaking up the band How Bruce and Clarence met that dark, stormy night at the Student Prince The E-Street band's show at Sing-Sing prison where all of their equipment blows out right as they take the stage The secret that Robert De Niro told Clarence and Bruce they had to keep for 25 years
This is not your average rock book. It is something creative, unique, and new. It is the story of E-Street. It is the story of stories.
It is the story of the Big Man.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2009
October 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Grand Central Publishing
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
7.4
MB

Customer Reviews

fortheearth ,

Big Man

An amusing and genuine account of one of rock's greatest and unique partnerships. A must-read for any E Street fan, but also a story that appeals to anyone who admires and appreciates true friendship and not doing things the conventional way. If Clarence and Bruce teach us anything, it is that any two people, no matter how different they look, act or appear, can become brothers in every sense of the word and overcome and persevere despite all of the prejudices and pressures against that happening. An inspiring account of an inspiring duo who have touched and educated millions about what can be.

Rest in peace, Big Man! You lived your life well, and left us a beautiful memory of it in your songs and your words.

flatmacsurf ,

Sparks Fly on E Street

The book is divided up between white pages and the mythical gray pages. These "gray pages" are much like the trumped up stories Bruce told in the early days on stage. I totally get it and they are entertaining. However I admit skimming through those to get to real content. Just like when Springsteen intros 10th Avenue Freezeout, it's entertaining, but sometimes I just want to get to the song.

You won't find anything too scandalous here, but you will learn of the personal relationship between Bruce and Clarence. You will also learn of the intense physical pain of the Big Man's later years. Playing with Springsteen is an apparent pain, literally!! Those physical shows have really taken a toll on the band.

This is a good read and kudos for the authors for taking such a unique approach. Everything here reaffirms my belief that that Springsteen and the E Streeters are the real deal. The ultimate bar band success.

MayTheMooBeWithYou ,

Wonderful

Such sadness at the passing of Clarence. I only saw him live once. He did bring great joy with his horn that night. His book also brought that same gift. Thank you C.

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