Bobby Keys

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Bobby Keys
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Keys performing in October 2009
Background information
Born(1943-12-18)December 18, 1943
Slaton, Texas, United States
DiedDecember 2, 2014(2014-12-02) (aged 70)
Franklin, Tennessee, United States
GenresRock, jazz
OccupationsSession musician
InstrumentsSaxophone
Years active1956–2014
Associated actsThe Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Delaney & Bonnie, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Warren Zevon, Joe Ely, Sheryl Crow, John Lennon, Leon Russell, Plastic Ono Band, Harry Nilsson

Robert Henry "Bobby" Keys (December 18, 1943 – December 2, 2014) was an American saxophone player. He performed with other musicians as a member of several horn sections of the 1970s. He appears on albums by The Rolling Stones,[1] Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, Harry Nilsson, Delaney Bramlett, George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker, amongst other notable musicians. Keys was a touring musician from 1956 until his death in 2014. Keys was born in Slaton, Texas.

Keys had cancer and liver failure. He died at his home in Franklin, Tennessee on December 2, 2014, aged 70.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Huey, Steve. "Biography: Bobby Keys". AllMusic. Retrieved 1 May 2010.
  2. Gold, Adam (2014-12-02). "Rolling Stones Saxophonist Bobby Keys Dead at 70". Nashville Scene. City Press LLC. Retrieved 2014-12-02.