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SAX MAN for the ROLLING STONES Pens New Autobiography!

Posted by >>>>> on February 2, 2012

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In EVERY NIGHT’S A SATURDAY NIGHT, BOBBY KEYS gives you a  backstage pass to the rock ’n’ roll life.

The saxophone player with The Rolling Stones for the last forty years, Bobby Keys has lived the rock ’n’ roll dream, with all of its highs and lows. Along with the Stones, Keys has played with John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Buddy Holly, Joe Cocker, Sheryl Crow, and many others. In EVERY NIGHT’S A SATURDAY NIGHT: THE ROCK ’N’ ROLL LIFE OF LEGENDARY SAX MAN BOBBY KEYS (Counterpoint Press, March 2012, Trade Cloth, Foreword by KEITH RICHARDS) he tells his remarkable story of working with, partying with, and sometimes even living with rock ’n’ roll royalty.

Born in Slaton, Texas, some 15 miles southeast of Lubbock, Keys bribed his way into Buddy Holly’s garage band rehearsals. He took up the saxophone because it was the only instrument left unclaimed in the school band, and he convinced his grandfather to sign his guardianship over to Crickets drummer J.I. Allison so that he could go on tour as a teenager.

Keys spent years on the road during the early days of rock ’n’roll with hitmakers like Bobby Vee and the various acts on Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars Tour, followed by decades as a top touring and session sax man for the likes of John Lennon, George Harrison, Joe Cocker, and on to, most famously, his gig with The Rolling Stones beginning in 1970. EVERY NIGHT’S A SATURDAY NIGHT finds Keys setting down the many tales of an over-the-top rock ’n’roll life in his own inimitable voice.

Augmented by exclusive contributions with famous friends and fellow travelers like Keith Richards, Joe Cocker, and Jim Keltner, EVERY NIGHT’S A SATURDAY NIGHT paints a unique picture of the coming-of-age of rock ’n’ roll itself while celebrating how Keys’s raw talent and outsized personality have elevated him from sideman to rock ’n’ roll icon.


Bobby Keys has been an in-demand session and touring saxophone player since the 1950s. He has toured and recorded with the Rolling Stones since 1970, and has played on record or onstage with Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly’s Crickets, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Warren Zevon, and Sheryl Crow, among countless others. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Bill Ditenhafer is the former editor of Nashville Lifestyles magazine and has worked as a features writer, arts writer, critic and editor at weekly newspapers from Nashville, Tennessee to Warsaw, Poland. He lives in Nashville with his wife and two children.
WEB: BobbyKeys.net/


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