December 02, 2014

Bobby Keys: 1943-2014

Sax player Bobby Keys succumbed to cirrhosis, aged 70, at his home in Franklin, TN. He was to go player for 55 years, performing with Buddy Holly, The Who, and Eric Clapton, but will be forever associated with the Rolling Stones. He first played on Live With Me, composed the signature solo for Brown Sugar in 1971 and became best friends with Keith Richards. The Guardian reports that "Keys played during the band’s Glastonbury headline slot in 2013, although in October he was forced to pull out of dates in New Zealand and Australia citing poor health."

Here's Bobby tearing it up with the Stones in Texas in 1972, from the Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones movie.

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