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.”
This year has seen a lot of icons hit a new venue – the book store. So, just in time for the holidays, we’re offering brief takes on some of 2012’s best rock tomes.
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.