Jan 5 2012

Update: 6. und 7. Januar 2012: Clarence Clemons Tribute Konzerte in Norfolk, VA

Am 6. und 7. Januar 2012 finden zwei Clarence Clemons Tribute Konzerte in Norfolk, VA statt. Daily Press berichtet, dass an den beiden Events unter anderem der E Street Band Bassist Gary Tallent, der ehemalige E Street Band Drummer Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez, Southside Johnny, Bon Jovi Gitarrist Bobby Bandiera, Gary US Bonds, Nick Clemons Band, Adam Glenn (Steel Mill) und John Cafferty teilnehmen werden. Ausserdem wird vermutet, dass Bruce Springsteen an einem der Konzerte mitwirken wird.

HamptonRoads.com schreibt:

Rumors fly that Springsteen could show at Norfolk concerts
Rumors of an appearance by Bruce Springsteen, Clemons’ superstar buddy for more than 40 years, have floated around since the holidays.
“It’s one of those kind of things where you never know,” said Bill Reid, promoter of the concerts. “It’s certainly not anything that we’re counting on.”

Die Termine:

Die offizielle Pressemeldung vom 7. Dezember 2011:


Friday, January 6 at the historic Attucks Theatre
Saturday, January 7 at The Norva

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The City of Norfolk’s SevenVenues in partnership with The Norva is proud to announce Clarence Clemons tribute concerts the weekend of January 6 & 7, 2012.  Two special concert events will take place: a formal tribute concert with members of the Clemons family in attendance at the historic Attucks Theatre on Friday, January 6 at 8:00pm followed by a celebration concert at The Norva on Saturday, January 7 at 8:00pm.  Confirmed artists include Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band member Gary Tallent “The Thunder of the E Street Band,” Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez who is known as “The First Beat of the E Street Band” and an original member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band; Southside Johnny, Bon Jovi guitarist Bobby Bandiera, Rock legend Gary US Bonds of Norfolk, John Cafferty from the Beaver Brown Band (the musical voice of the movie Eddie and Cruisers), The Nick Clemons Band, Adam Glenn of Steel Mill and other musician friends.  Tickets for the tribute concert go on sale Thursday, December 8 at 10:00am followed by tickets for the celebration concert on sale Saturday, December 10 at 10:00am.  Proceeds will benefit the Clemmons Community Center in Chesapeake and are intended to also benefit a scholarship in Clarence Clemons’ name at Norfolk State University.

In delivering his eulogy following the sudden death of Clemons at age 69, Bruce Springsteen said “Clarence doesn’t leave the E Street Band when he dies.  He leaves when we die.”  Rock and Roll legend Gary US Bonds notes that “in addition to being a big man, Clarence has a big heart.  I’m so glad we’re finally able to pay tribute to him in my hometown of Norfolk.  We talked about Norfolk all of the time!”  Mr. Bonds and Clemons were close friends having known each other growing up in Norfolk.  Gary US Bonds, as the architect of the “Norfolk Sound” was critically influential on Clarence’s music style, enabling him to further Norfolk’s contribution into Rock music throughout world.  Local concert promoter Bill Reid proclaims “not many Southern cities can claim being the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. It’s a helluva claim, but it’s true. It’s a sound everybody, including the Beatles, tried to copy.”

The late Clarence Clemons, affectionately known worldwide as The Big Man, captivated audiences the world over for over forty years with his distinguished ability for making his saxophone speak a universal language.  For more than three decades, Mr. Clemons lofted Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band to become, as some have deemed it, the greatest rock and roll band in the world.  His signature sound was unique to rock music and is heard at its best on hits such as “Born to Run.”  Clemons credited the following sax legends as influences: Junior Walker, King Curtis, and Gato Barbieri; however Clarence developed his own inimitable style, which has made him one of the most renowned saxophonists ever.  He has performed live with the E Street Band, the Jerry Garcia Band, the Grateful Dead, and Ringo Starr’s All Star Band.  Recordings include albums with Aretha Franklin, Paul Young, Alvin Lee and Roy Orbison.   From Dave Koz’s “Sax Man” LP to Ricky Skagg’s “Honey” and most recently on Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory,” Clemons aptitude spanned a range of musical genres.  One of his own albums, Hero, includes the hit single “You’re A Friend of Mine”, recorded as a vocal duet with Jackson Browne.  Additional credits include the spiritually inspired CD Peacemaker to Live in Asbury Park Volumes I and II, featuring Bruce Springsteen and Clarence’s band, Temple of Soul.  In 1981, Clarence Clemons, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band collaborated on Gary “US” Bonds comeback hit “This Little Girl” from 1981’s Dedication.

These events are produced in association with Doc Holiday/Scattered Focus LLC.  Doc Holiday was present in 1969 when Bruce Springsteen came into the Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, NJ and saw Clarence Clemons playing with Stormin’ Norman Selden’s Joyful Noise and witnessed Bruce asking Clarence to jam with him.  From that point on, the Big Man changed Rock and Roll forever. – Quelle

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Jan 5 2012

“Light of Day” 2011 / 2012 – Termine und Künstler stehen fest

Auch in diesem Jahr gibt es wieder diverse “Light of Day” Benefizveranstaltungen.

Der Startschuss fiel bereits am 10. November 2011 in Hamilton, ONT (Kanada). Im “This Ain’t Hollywood” spielten John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Willie Nile, Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers, Joe D’Urso and Stone Caravan. Tags darauf machten die Musiker in “Greg Frewin Theatre” in Niagara Falls, ONT Station, um Spendengelder für die gemeinnützige “Light of Day” Organisation einzusammeln.

Der eigentliche Höhepunkt der Konzertserie findet zwischen dem 11. und 15. Januar 2012 statt. An diesen Tagen werden Künstler im “Cutting Room” (New York City, NY), im “Stone Pony”, im “Asbury Lanes”, im “Paramount Theater” und im “Tim McLoone’s Supper Club” (Asbury Park, NJ) auftreten.

Am 14. Januar 2012 geben sich im “Paramount Theatre” unter anderem David Bromberg, Southside Johnny and The Poor Fools, Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers, Willie Nile, Garland Jeffreys, Joe D’Urso & Stone Caravan die Ehre.
Tags zuvor steigt im Stone Pony die “Asbury Angels” Party. Ansässige Künstler und Bands (Sensational Soul Cruisers featuring J.T. Bowen, Nick Clemons Band, Jason Heath and the Greedy Souls, Boccigaluple & the Bad Boys und JoBonnano and the Godsons of Soul) werden an die verstorbenen Clarence Clemons, Danny Federici, Kevin Kavanaugh, Donnie Bertleson und John Luraschi erinnern.

Weitere Termine findet man auf der offiziellen Homepage der “Light of Day” Foundation.

Über “Light of Day”:

Bob Benjamin, ein Musiker und Manager aus New Jersey, erkrankte im Jahre 1996 an der Parkinson Krankheit. Zwei Jahre später entschloss sich Benjamin, mit Freunden eine gemeinnützige Stiftung ins Leben zu rufen und Spendengelder für Betroffene und Angehörige einzusammeln.
Im November 2000 fand im legendären “Stone Pony” in Asbury Park, NJ das erste “Light of Day Festival” statt. Unter anderem spielten ortsansässige Bands sowie Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers. Bruce Springsteen kündigte sein Kommen an und sorgte dafür, dass das Festival ein grosser Erfolg wurde.
In den Jahren 2001 und 2002 zog die Show ins inzwischen abgerissene “Tradewinds” nach Sea Bright, NJ um. Doch schon ein Jahr später siedelte das “Light of Day Festival” wieder nach Asbury Park, NJ um.

Bruce Springsteen und das “Light of Day Festival”:

Bruce Springsteen unterstützt das Festival seit dem Jahre 2000.

  • Light of Day 2000 – 3. November 2000
    Bruce Springsteen, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers / Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
  • Light of Day 2001 – 3. November 2001
    Bruce Springsteen, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers / Tradewinds, Sea Bright, NJ
  • Light of Day 2003 – 1. November 2003
    Bruce Springsteen, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers / Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
  • Light of Day 2004 – 6. November 2004
    Bruce Springsteen, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers / Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
  • Light of Day 2006 – 2. November 2006
    Bruce Springsteen, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers / Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
    Bruce Springsteen, Marah / Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ
  • Light of Day 2010 – 16. Januar 2011
    Bruce Springsteen, Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers / Willie Nile / Jesse Malin / Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers / Alejandro Escovedo

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Okt 23 2011

Bruce Springsteen Live im Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ

Seit dem Frühjahr besucht Bruce Springsteens ältester Sohn Evan das “Boston College”. Um Spendengelder für den Campus einzusammeln, hat Springsteen gestern Abend ein Benefizkonzert im Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ gespielt. Gemeinsam mit den Gastmusikern Bobby Bandiera, J.T. Bowen und den E Street Band Mitgliedern Roy Bittan und Max Weinberg gab er einige seiner grössten Hits zum Besten. Unter den Gästen waren auch New Jerseys Gouverneur Chris Christie, der Schauspieler Tim Robbins sowie der NBC Nachrichtensprecher Briam Williams.


Working on the Highway
Lucky Day
Growin’ Up
Spirit In the Night
Working on a Dream
Seven Nights to Rock
Savin’ Up (mit J.T. Bowen)
A Woman’s Got the Power (mit J.T. Bowen)
Darlington County.
Because the Night
Waiting on a Sunny Day
4th of July Asbury Park (Sandy)
Pink Cadillac
Talk to Me
10th Avenue Freeze-Out
Midnight Hour (mit J.T. Bowen)
Soul Man (mit J.T. Bowen)
Dancing in the Dark
Glory Days
Born To Run
Havin’ A Party (mit J.T. Bowen)
Twist and Shout
Thunder Road

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Aug 10 2011

Outside the Box: “The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle”

Die aus New Jersey stammende Rockformation “Outside the Box” wird am 17. August 2011 das Bruce Springsteen Album “The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle” aus dem Jahre 1973 live vor Publikum vortragen.
Verstärkt wird die Band durch Jeff Kazee (The Asbury Jukes), Southside Johnny und Joe Grushecky.

Termin: 17. August 2011 – 21.00 Uhr
Wo: Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ

“Outside the Box”:

Outside the Box is an original Rock and Roll band from the Jersey Shore and New York City. The band was formed in 2004 and quickly developed into one of New Jersey’s most dynamic new bands. The group consists of Jeff Cafone (Guitar, Vocals), Mark Masefield (Hammond B3 Organ, Keyboards), Francis Valentino (Drums), and Ryan Wheeler (Bass). They blend classic elements of rock with a modern flare and a driving blues-inspired pop edge … weiterlesen

“Outside the Box” – Live:


Ausserdem haben “Outside the Box” vor Kurzem ihr erstes Album mit dem Titel “Bridge” veröffentlicht. Alle Songs können auf iTunes heruntergeladen werden.

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Jul 29 2011

10th Avenue / E Street, Belmar, New Jersey

Die “Belmar Tourism Commission” hat den aus Lakewood in New Jersey stammenden Kunstschaffenden Bob Mataranglo beauftragt, eine 2,5 Meter grosse Nachbildung der legendären Bruce Springsteen Fender Gitarre herzustellen.
Am vergangenem Wochenende wurde das Kunstwerk offiziell vor der örtlichen Bibliothek an der Ecke 10th Avenue und E Street enthüllt.
Die Kreuzung im Herzen der Küstenstadt Belmar, NJ gilt seit vielen Jahren als Mekka für Springsteen Fans aus aller Welt.

NJ.com schreibt:

Eight-foot replica of Bruce Springsteen’s Fender Esquire guitar on display on E Street in Belmar
An eight-foot high replica of Bruce Springsteen’s legendary Fender Esquire guitar is now on display at the corner of 10th Avenue and E Street in Belmar.
The guitar was made by Bob Mataranglo  of Lakewood and commissioned by the Belmar Tourism Commission.

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