Wednesday, 3 December 2014

The passing of Rock's greatest Saxophonist.

Yesterday Bobby Keys died.

With him went the greatest saxophonist of the Rock n Roll era. He may not have rivalled the great jazz saxophonists, but he indubitably changed the sound of Rock N Roll.

Perhaps best known for his affiliation with The Rolling Stones (He was born on the same day as Keith  Richards). Here, in his honour, is a list of his finest moments.

The Wanderer - Dion 

Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones 

Can't You Hear Me Knocking - The Rolling Stones

Whatever Gets You Through The Night - John Lennon

Among his other greatest achievements include playing on George Harrison's All Things Must Pass, The Stones' Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile On Main St., and hundreds of other amazing albums.

Heres what some of his colleagues and friends have reacted with.

"'Another good bye to another good friend' I will miss you, Bobby" - Keith Richards

"Thank you Bobby keys for the time we spent together God bless you peace and love to your family" - Ringo Starr

"RIP Bobby Keys. You were always so kind and so in the groove. Safe passage to the stars, brother"- Ryan Adams

"We met Bobby Keys a few times when we supported The Rolling Stones. What a talent, gone too soon. Rest in peace Bobby" - Tim Burgess

"One of the greatest rock n roll musicians in history has gone on today." - Sheryl Crow