Saxophonist Bobby Keys, who played with Rolling Stones and in South Beach, dies at 70

December 3, 2014 12:00 PM

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Saxophonist Bobby Keys, who played with Rolling Stones and in South Beach, dies at 70

Saxophonist Bobby Keys is responsible for one of the all-time greatest and most distinctive solos in all of rock and roll. Mick Jagger’s salacious tale of Gold Coast slave ships and interracial, implicitly underage sex caused an uproar that helped sell millions of records. But when Keys blew lascivious licks on his horn on the Rolling Stones’ Brown Sugar in 1971, that was its special sauce.

And then there was the time when this veteran rock ‘n' roller, who toured with Buddy Holly, played on No. 1 albums by John Lennon, George Harrison and Carly Simon, and toured with the Stones as recently as this year, performed for a rapt audience of nursery school students at a Kendall synagogue in ...

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