1986 Clarence Clemons And Jackson Browne – You’re A Friend Of Mine
Clarence Clemons Jr. is best known for spending nearly forty years playing saxophone as a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. He also played on countless recordings by other artists and even released three solo albums between 1985 and 1995.
He recorded his only hit single in 1985, You’re A Friend Of Mine. Jackson Browne shares billing on the single, and he played guitar and sang backup vocals as well. Daryl Hannah and Jackson began dating in 1983, and she also sang backup vocals on the single and appeared in a video for the song.
Narada Michael Walden and Jeffrey Cohen wrote the song, which was produced by Narada.
The single appeared on three major record charts in the US in 1985: #18 on the Hot 100 chart, #21 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and #16 on the US Mainstream Rock chart.
Clarence often appeared on the charts thanks to live recordings and studio work on recordings for other artists, but this song is the only time he reached the charts on his own.
Clarence died after a stroke in 2011.
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