R.I.P.: Bobby Keys

Sad new today that Bobby Keys has died at age 70. Undoubtedly one of the greatest, if not the greatest, rock saxophonist of all time.

I was so blessed that in addition to seeing Bobby play with the Rolling Stones in enormous stadiums, I also got to see him up close and personal. In the 80s, I saw him as a featured member of the Joe Ely Band in his native Texas. More recently, in his adopted home of Nashville, I saw him perform with The Long Players (covering the Stones) and with his Bobby Keys Band. The latter was a lesson in rock and roll history that featured a sampling of classic songs he played on. (e.g. Can’t You Hear Me Knocking,” “Bitch,” “Whatever Gets You through the Night,” “The Letter,” “Delta Lady” and “The Wanderer”)

Here are some photos of Bobby I shot in Nashville.

Bobby Keys (with the Long Players) - REZIZE

Bobby Keys Band


Bobby Keys


  1. Delta Lady 🙂 Mad Dogs & Englishmen. Stones, etc etc etc. Thanks MOM & DAD for raising us to excellent music.

  2. My condolences to the family of the legendary Bobby Keys. He was my FIRST saxophonist to teach my young ears just how much the sax can bring a song to life. Now he’s up there with Cannonball, Nat, and Samuel. Heaven must be swinging tonight! RIP, Bibby….Thanks for the tunes. So glad I saw you in Toronto and Boston this year.

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