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    Keys, Bobby (18 December 1943 - Present)

    Bobby Keys was only fourteen or fifteen years old when he first started playing saxophone in concert with the likes of Buddy Holly, Buddy Knox, and Bobby Vee.  In the late '60s, he hooked up with The Rolling Stones, and has been an unofficial member of the band ever since.  (That's Bobby blowing the sax on "Brown Sugar".)  He was also involved in the infamous television-throwing incident with Keith Richards, with whom he shares a birthday and has bonded from the start.  Bobby was also a part of Joe Cocker's legendary Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour, and the subsequent concert video.  A mainstay with the famous Muscle Shoals horn section, Bobby Keys has collaborated with an impressive array of artists and groups, including Ace, Chuck Berry, Bonnie Bramlett, Eric Carmen, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Donovan, Dr. John, Marvin Gaye, Andrew Gold, George Harrison, Nicky Hopkins, Etta James, B.B. King, John Lennon, Jerry Lee Lewis, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Graham Nash, Harry Nilsson, Yoko Ono, Billy Preston, Martha Reeves, Leo Sayer, Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, The Who, Gary Wright, and Warren Zevon.  You can see him in action in the concert films Chuck Berry:  Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, Let's Spend the Night Together, Ladies and Gentlemen:  The Rolling Stones.  In his copious free time, he enjoys flying model airplanes with fellow enthusiast, Blondie Chaplin.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Keys
    2. http://philbrodieband.com/muso_bobby_keys.htm
    3. http://philbrodieband.com/muso_bobby_keys.htm
    4. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0450867/bio
    5. http://www.robertoswoodwind.com/giants/bobbykeys_rollingstones.htm
    6. http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Issue/story?oid=oid%3A412257

     

    Here he is playing sax for the Rolling Stones on their "I Got the Blues"....

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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