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Clarence Clemons, Sax Player for Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Dies at 69

Clarence Clemons

Clarence Clemons, the longtime saxophone player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has died. He was 69.

Clemons — also known as the "Big Man" — died Saturday from complications of a stroke he suffered a week earlier at his home in Singer Island, Fla. He had been in serious but stable condition and underwent two surgeries.

"Clarence lived a wonderful life. He carried within him a love of people that made them love him. He created a wondrous and extended family. He loved the saxophone, loved our fans and gave everything he had every night he stepped on stage," Springsteen said in a statement posted on his website. "His loss is... read more

Hi. Can you tell me who the ...

Question: Hi. Can you tell me who the blonde singer was on Ally McBeal? I have tried searching the Web and can find nothing. I love her voice and would like to learn more about her. Thank you.


Answer: That's singer-songwriter Vonda Shepard doing cover versions of such pop classics as "Someday We'll Be Together," "Tears on My Pillow," "Fire," "This Magic Moment," "It's So Easy" and a whole truckload of others on the show. A former backup singer for Jackson Browne, the New York native struggled to make a name in the biz before Ally creator David E. Kelley, a fan, brought her in to provide musical backup for the show, giving her career a big-time boost.

If you liked her work on the series, there are three best-selling compilations available: Songs from Ally McBeal, Heart and Soul: New Songs from Ally McBeal and Ally McBe read more

Who sang the theme song for ...

Question: Who sang the theme song for The Golden Girls?


Answer: Cynthia Fee sang an abbreviated version of Andrew Gold's "Thank You for Being a Friend" for the show, which, as you know, ran on NBC from 1985-92 and starred Bea Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty as four seniors living in Miami.

The song was a Top 25 hit from Gold's 1978 album, All This and Heaven Too. The singer-songwriter (a term popularized when you needed to do at least one to have a career in the music business) had a previous Top 5 hit with "Lonely Boy" in 1976 and, putting in time as a producer, studio musician and songwriter for others, has worked with such notable talent as Linda Ronstadt, Karla Bonoff, James Taylor, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, Don Henley, Dia read more

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