Bobby Keys, longtime saxophonist for The Rolling Stones, has died. Michael Webb, keyboardist for Bobby Keys and the Suffering Bastards, confirmed Keys’ death with the Scene, saying the legendary musician had been battling cirrhosis and passed away at his home in Franklin early this morning. He was 70 years old.
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(From Greg Simpson‘s facebook page) Bobby Keys first met Keith Richards on a very early Rolling Stones show in San Antonio when he was playing with Bobby Vee…when they got together again a few years later he became a mainstay of both the Stones’ touring band as well as Keith’s X-Pensive Winos project. Track coming very soon.