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RaucousReg
Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 8:32:07 AM

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Bobby Keys, long-time saxophonist for the Rolling Stones, dies aged 70



The Rolling Stones have paid tribute to long-time saxophonist Bobby Keys, who died at the age of 70 at his home in Franklin, Tennessee.

Keys was still a teenager when he played sax for Buddy Holly in the 1950s and later performed with John Lennon, George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker, in addition to the Stones.

Keys was not a full-time member of the Stones but frequently led the horn section when the band went into the studio or on the road.

His sax playing was a key part of the band's sound on albums including Exile on Main Street and Sticky Fingers.

"The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player, Bobby Keys," the band said in a statement.

"Bobby made a unique musical contribution to the band since the 1960s. He will be greatly missed."

Keys died at home after a long illness.

"He was a good friend and an inspiration to play with," said long-time friend and Nashville rock veteran Michael Webb, who performed with Keys in a band of Southern rock all-stars called Bobby Keys and the Suffering Bastards.

Webb said Keys had a liver ailment.

"About two months ago, he started wrestling with his health. He has been in and out of (the hospital) several times," he said.

Keys' family was not immediately available for comment.

Keys wrote of his struggles with heroin and life with the Stones in the autobiography Every Night's a Saturday Night.


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-12-03/rolling-stones-sax-player-bobby-keys-dies/5935658
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Seems a bit of a plodding version, but Bobby kicks in with has brilliant sax work around 3:23.

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Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2014 10:09:26 AM
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Wow. He seemed ageless, like the eternal boy child (and mischief maker). Poor Keef...they were very close mates. RIP Bobby.

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RIP Bobby.

Your music lives on.
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