Bobby Keys, longtime saxophonist for The Rolling Stones, has died. Michael Webb, who played keyboards for “Bobby Keys and the Suffering Bastards”, has confiremed Keys’ passing. Webb stated Keys had been battling cirrhosis and passed away at his home in Franklin early this morning. He was 70 years old.
Keys, Texas native who’d lived in Middle Tennessee since the early ’90s, in addition to playing with Stones for 40 years , Keys has appeared on several legendary recordings by John Lennon, Joe Cocker, Barbra Streisand, B.B. King, Carly Simon, Lynyrd Skynyrd and others.