RIP Bobby Keys

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  1. Robert Higgins

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    RIP sax playing funny man


    Legendary Rolling Stones Saxophonist Bobby Keys Has Died
    Bobby Keys, longtime saxophonist for the Rolling Stones, died on Tuesday at his home in Franklin, Tenn., after a long illness. He was 70.

    "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 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.

    "He was a good friend and an inspiration to play with," said longtime friend and Nashville rock veteran Michael Webb, who performed with Keys in a band of Southern rock all-stars, Bobby Keys and the Suffering Bastards. Webb said Keys had a liver ailment and had been in and out of the hospital in the past two months.

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

    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. Some of his best work can be heard on the songs "Can't You Hear Me Knocking," "Live With Me," "Brown Sugar" and "Emotional Rescue."

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    Howard was this close to sending a lovely "note" to him
     
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    Hand me my sax Fred.
     
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    RIP Saxy Man
     
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    Phew! I thought for a second it was this Bobby!

     
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    This is a bummer. I feel like we lost one of The Stones. Damn!
     
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    RIP music guy :bigcry:










    :cool: he played in some great songs.
     
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    Who wrote that note?
     
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    Keith Richards
     
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    I am I my phone. . Can someone post Jackie puppet for me?

    Gracias
     
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    He asked Beth to write one...

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    He could blow man. His book is probably worth a read too. RIP
     
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    His book was pretty good, skipped around a bit too much though. It kinda went from Mick keeping him away from the Stones after he got too caught up on smack around '74 to Steel Wheels in '89. I had the good fortune of meeting him about two years ago when he was touring with his solo band (with Dan Baird on gtr and vocals, Steve Gorman from the Crowes on drums) and he signed his book for me and took a pic and smoked a joint with me. He was a sweetheart of a guy and a helluva sax player.
    He and Keith were really tight and it pissed him off when Mick wouldn't let him play with the Stones. He must be crushed.

    It's getting sad. We're losing so many good musicians that I've loved over the years. The next 10-15 years is gonna be very depressing.
     
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    Piers is a faggot englander
     
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    It's not official until Dave Attell posts it on his facebook page.
     
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    Love the Stones, loved Bobby.
    Damn.
     
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    His account of how he got back with the Stones in '89 was real interesting. I don't have the book with me but it took a long time for Mick to accept him back in the fold. Keith had to pretty much sneak him into rehearsals and say that if Bobby wasn't in, he wasn't either.