Bruce Springsteen and Clarence Clemons kissing [5 pictures]
Sometimes, they just couldn’t contain themselves…
Update: I posted these pics without context, because I think they stand alone as odd but awesome. A couple people have asked what’s going on here, though, so I thought I’d try to find out…
There’s not a lot available online about this strange but endearing practice The Boss and The Big Man had. It’s mentioned at The Stranger, where one guy writes, “The campy but love-drenched kisses given onstage by Clemons to Springsteen (and vice versa) were the first same-sex kisses I ever saw (in Creem magazine, in the early ’80s…).”
And writer for the Phoenix Times says…
Springsteen and Clemons loved each other. No, they like really, really, loved each other. And yeah, they would totally kiss on stage. What of it? Back when the two first met, the fact that a black man and a white man would play music together was still fairly controversial. The two were breaking down barriers and stereotypes one so-totally-not-gay peck at a time.
That’s about all I could find online, but I’m sure some of you know more… You can let us in on the details behind this bit of rock and roll history in the comments.
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