Bobby Keys was born in
Slaton Texas December 18, 1943. When his family moved to New
Mexico in 1946, Bobby stayed with his grandparents in Slaton. A
self-taught musician, at the
age of 15 Keys started touring with Bobby Vee and fellow Texan Buddy
As a saxophonist Keys played with some of the biggest
names in music including The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd,
Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Delaney &
Bonnie, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Warren Zevon, Joe Cocker,
Ely, Sheryl Crow, John Lennon, Leon Russell, Plastic Ono Band, Harry
Nilsson, Paul McCartney.
Bobby Keys, the
larger-than-life saxophone player who toured with the Rolling Stones
for more than 45 years and played on studio classics like “Brown
Sugar” and “Live With Me,” died from liver cancer at his home
in Franklin, Tennessee, on December 2, 2014.