Rolling Stones Saxophonist, Bobby Keys, Dies at 70

Yesterday was a sad day. The Rolling Stones’ saxophonist Bobby Keys died at age 70.

A statement on the Stones’ Facebook page read:

“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 19060’s. He will be greatly missed.”

Guitarist Keith Richards posted a hand written note that you can read below. Make sure you watch the video of Bobby Keys’ incredible Sax-skills in the video above of the Stones’ “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking” from their 2003 Madison Square Garden concert.

Also let us know in the comments below what some of your favorite moments of Bobby Key are.

Neil is the former Online Editor for Making Music Magazine and tested his skill with tickling the ivories once, but since having been part of the team at Making Music, he might give it a second try.

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