Bobby Keys, the longtime saxophone player for the Rolling Stones, has died. He was 70.
He reportedly died after being ill from cirrhosis.
According to the Stones, longtime sax-man Bobby Keys is “Under the weather.”
In stores this week is GRRR!, a career-spanning greatest hits set by The Rolling Stones. There are several versions of the collection available, including the 80-track “Super Deluxe” version. But with 50 years under their collective belt, even 80 songs doesn’t seem enough. Here, we suggest a couple of other great Stones songs that could make it an even 100 (and there’d still be songs missing).
It turns out Levon Helm, the singer and drummer of The Band, turned him on to blues harmonica players, which proved to be an important influence on Bobby Keys’ sax playing. Watch as Keys discusses Helm’s personal significance.
A year ago today, the music world lost one of it’s most distinctive horn players when E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons passed away. Clemons died from complications from a stroke he’d suffered days earlier. […]