Entries tagged with: Bobby Keys
Bobby Keys w/ Keith Richards
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," has passed away. He was 70.In addition to playing with The Stones, Keys collaborated with John Lennon, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, The Who, Chuck Berry, and more. Rest in peace Bobby.
"If you believe in the magic of rock & roll, which I devoutly do, it isn't in the individual," Keys told Rolling Stone in 2012. "I've played in bands with A-team players around, but unless they can play together, it doesn't do any good."
"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." [Rolling Stone]
Listen to "Brown Sugar" below...
Mick Taylor w/ the Stones in London last month
We already knew that Bruce Springsteen, The Black Keys, and Lady Gaga will be showing up at The Rolling Stones second of two Prudential Center shows (12/13 and 12/15), and we're now excited to find out that former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, who played with the band from '69 to '74 and showed up at their London shows but not their Brooklyn show will be joining them at both Prudential Center shows. It still remains unclear if former Stone BIll Wyman ('member from 62-'93), who also showed up in London, will be at the shows, but we're keeping our fingers crossed.
In related news, Stones saxist Bobby Keys will be playing a Brooklyn show in between the two Prudential Center shows with his band The Suffering Bastards (which features members of Georgia Satellites, Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Lynyrd Skynyrd & John Fogerty) at Brooklyn Bowl on Friday (12/14) with The London Souls. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
The Stones will also play the 12/12/12 Hurricane Sandy benefit concert at MSG tonight which will stream live from multiple theaters, websites, and TV channels.
A video of the Stones playing "Midnight Rambler" with Mick Taylor in London last month below...