Clarence Clemons Tribute at U2 Concert (Video)
“This man just carried music, and music carried him, until this day,” Bono said before singing “Moment of Surrender” in Anaheim Sunday.
U2 played tribute to Clarence Clemons at a Saturday concert in Anaheim, Calif.
Before launching into "Moment of Surrender, Bono said of the saxophonist, who had died earlier that day, "I want you to think about the beautiful symphonic sound that came out of one man's saxophone. I want you to think about Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band -- brothers. I want you to think of Clarence Clemons. This man just carried music, and music carried him, until this day."
Bono also added several words from the E Street song "Jungleland" into the end of the song. Watch below.
Clemons died at 69 one week after suffering a stroke. He was at his Florida home.
According to reports, he had undergone two brain surgeries while hospitalized but had taken a turn for the worse in recent days.
Nicknamed "The Big Man," Clemons never missed an E Street Band gig, last performing with them in December 2010.
Clemons also had memorable cameos in the films New York, New York (1977), Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) and Fatal Instinct (1993) and in the TV shows Nash Bridges, The Wire and The Simpsons.
He recently contributed to Lady Gaga's "Edge of Glory" video. Clemons also appears in the just-released video for the song, where he is seen on a city-like stoop playing his sax.
Read Bruce Springsteen's message to the saxophonist here, and Hollywood's tributes here.