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    Stones saxman Bobby Keys dead at 70.

    Daily Mail:

    Rolling Stones 'devastated at loss of dear friend' and long time saxophonist
    Bobby Keys, 70, who died today at his home in Tennessee after long illness


    • Bobby Keys began playing for Buddy Holly while he was just 15 years old
    • Met Stones while they were playing on the same bill in San Antonio, Texas
    • Went to confront them over cover of Holly song, but joined group instead
    • Can be heard on tracks Brown Sugar, Live With Me, and Emotional Rescue
    • Was suffering from liver condition after problems with alcohol and heroin
    At about the three-minute mark....


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    From the Mail piece:

    He met the Stones in the mid-'60s while they were on the same bill in San Antonio, Texas, and was distraught that the British rockers had recorded a cover of Buddy Holly's Not Fade Away.

    'I said, "Hey, that was Buddy's song",' Keys recalled in Richards' memoir.

    'Who are these pasty-faced, funny-talking, skinny-legged guys to come over here and cash in on Buddy's song?'
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    That would have been Teen Fair in 1964:

    Stones roll into San Antonio (blog.chron.com)

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    RIP Bobby Keys.

    Bobby Keys plays tenor sax on Where Ya At Mule by Dr. John:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bosejnwnkBo

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    How does Keith Richards keep outliving his old party pals?!
    Very sad. Saw it on the Nashville local news earlier. At least we can still hear the music here on earth.
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    BK, on quite possibly the greatest rock album ever:


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    And again:


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    And again:


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    And here's BK and his sax on 'Mohammed's Radio' by Warren Zevon (w/Stevie Nicks singing background vocals!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0FaVI9ae24




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