RIP: Rolling Stones Saxophonist Bobby Keys Passes Away At 70

RIP: Rolling Stones Saxophonist Bobby Keys Passes Away At 70

By Chidinma Unigwe | Sub Editor on December 3, 2014
Saxophonist Bobby Keys. (Photo Credit:

One of Britain’s greatest bands, Rolling Stones are devastated following the loss of their much talented saxophonist for over 40 years ,Bobby Keys who died at the age of 70.

Keys from Texas descent played on the Rock’n’Roll scene since he was 15, together with Buddy Holly, John Lennon and Eric Clapton.

Until his death, Keys was most famous for his work with the Stones on the classic track Brown Sugar and their album Exile On Main Street.

The band announced his death on Tuesday, December 2, 2014, via their  twitter page.

It said, “The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player, Bobby Keys.

“Bobby made a unique musical contribution to the band since the 1960’s. He will be greatly missed.”

Guitarist Keith Richards said, “I have lost the largest pal in the world and I can’t express the sense of sadness I feel although Bobby would tell me to cheer up.”

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