by: Thomas D. Mooney
Rock and roll saxophonist Bobby Keys passed away at age 70. The Slaton native was best known for performing with The Rolling Stones for more than 40 years. Over the years, Keys performed with the likes of John Lennon, Joe Cocker, Barbra Streisand, B.B. King, Carly Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton among many other artists.
According to the Nashville Scene who spoke with Michael Webb, keyboardist for the Keys led band Bobby Keys & The Suffering Bastards, the legendary saxophonist “had been battling cirrhosis and passed away at his home in Franklin (Tennessee) early this morning.”
Watch/Listen to Keys perform “Brown Sugar” with The Rolling Stones in 1972.