The quote is from [this obituary](http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/06/clarence_clemons_dies.html) of Clarence Clemons. Sadly, The Big Man died yesterday.
I saw him at a solo gig once, during the year I worked in Turin. He did a load of blues and rock standards, some of his own, and a couple of Springsteen songs. “Well what did you expect?” he said, “The Big Man wouldn’t be The Big Man without The Boss.”
And I saw the E-Street Band on the _Born in the USA_ tour, where his sax, of course, tore the house down. Always a neat trick at an outdoor gig.
Sad to see him go.