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Update: "Clarence Clemons Day" Not Yet Officially Declared in New Jersey

12/28/2012

Harry Scott/RedfernsFans of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band excited to celebrate the inaugural "Clarence Clemons Day" in New Jersey on January 11 may have to wait.  A recent report revealing that, earlier this month, the New Jersey state Senate had passed a resolution that marked the late saxophonist's birthday as a special day in his home state failed to note that additional approval was needed before the bill would be passed.

According to The Asbury Park Press, New Jersey's state Assembly and Governor Chris Christie also will have to sign off on the resolution before it becomes official.  While it's not clear how much support the bill can expect from the assembly, the governor at least is a well-known Springsteen fanatic.

The resolution was first introduced in 2011 by state Senator Jennifer Beck.  She is a resident of Red Bank, New Jersey, where Clemons once owned a music club.  Clemons, aka "The Big Man," died on June 18, 2011, at the age of 69 after suffering a stroke.

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