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Bobby Keys

Bobby Keys

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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 Holly.

 

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, Joe 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.

 
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