We can't even tell you the thousands of hours his sax playing has inspired us and seen us through good times and bad.
This song and video "A Friend of Mine" which Clarence did with Jackson Browne has always been a favourite of ours.
Somewhere tonight up in the heavens, The Big Man is being introduced like this:
Never again are we going to sit in a stadium enthralled as the Big Man belts out the sax solo on BTR or Rosalita or Jungleland... but thanks Clarence for a lifetime of memories.
"Well the change was made uptown and the Big Man joined the band...from the coastline to the City all the little pretties waived their hands...I'm gonna sit back here and laugh, while the scooter and the Big Man bust the City in half..."
Tenth Avenue Freeze Out.
I feel so crappy now. The Sun Ain't gonna shine anymore..