Big Man

Big Man

Real Life & Tall Tales

Book - 2009
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For the first time ever comes the inside story of Clarence "Big Man" Clemons--his life before, during and beyond the E-Street Band, including unbelievable, never-before-told adventures with Bruce Springsteen, the band, and an incredible cast of other famous characters recounted by himself and his best friend, television writer/ producer Don Reo.

Here are just a few things you'll get from reading it: 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 But that's merely a glimpse. This is not your average rock book. It is something creative, something unique, something new. It is the story of E-Street. It is the story of stories. It is the story of the Big Man.
Publisher: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780446546263
0446546267
Characteristics: 363 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Reo, Don

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bobfrombob
Oct 12, 2010

I enjoyed this. Because of the insights it provides into Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons and their relationship and how things operate around the E Street Band.

This got pretty bad reviews when it came out. Which I can understand. If you aren’t a pretty serious fan of Bruce and/or Clarence, there’s probably not much here for you. It is written by Clarence and Don Reo, who appears to be semi-famous, but most famous for being friends with Clarence. They more or less alternate chapters, with some of them fictional and some of them non-fictional. So Clarence writes about what it’s like being Clarence and then Reo writes about what it’s like being with Clarence and then they both write about what it should be like or could be like or how they dream about what it’s like.

So I liked it quite a bit but in my opinion, for fairly serious fans only.

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