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Bobby Keys

Bobby Keys

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Robert Henry Bobby Keys (December 18, 1943 in Slaton, Texas, United States ~ December 2, 2014 in Franklin, Tennessee, United States) was an American saxophone player and together with JIM PRICE and occasionally JIM HORN formed the most in-demand horn section of the 1970's. They appear on albums by THE WHO, THE ROLLING STONES, GEORGE HARRISON's All Things Must Pass, ERIC CLAPTON and JOE COCKER's Mad Dogs and Englishmen. Keyes started touring at age fourteen with BOBBY VEE and fellow Texan BUDDY HOLLY. Keyes is best known as being the main saxophone player for THE ROLLING STONES, playing on every album from 1969 until 1974 and from 1980 to present, and performing on all Stones tours since 1970. He is known for playing the saxophone solo on the 1971 hit Brown Sugar and for the film shot of him and KEITH RICHARDS (born the same day as Keys) throwing a television set from the 10th floor of a hotel somewhere during the 1972 American Tour, as seen in the Stones' unreleased 1972 concert movie Cocksucker Blues. Another famous recording by Keys is the baritone saxophone on ELVIS PRESLEY's Return to Sender.

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