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Bobby Keys
Bobby Keys October 31, 2009 at Fitzgerald's.jpg
Keys performing in October 2009
Background information
Born (1943-12-18)December 18, 1943
Slaton, Texas, United States
Died December 2, 2014(2014-12-02) (aged 70)
Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Genres Rock, jazz
Occupation(s) Session musician
Instruments Saxophone
Years active 1956–2014
Associated acts The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Delaney & Bonnie, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Warren Zevon, Joe Ely, Sheryl Crow, John Lennon, Leon Russell, Plastic Ono Band, Harry Nilsson

Robert Henry "Bobby" Keys (December 18, 1943 – December 2, 2014) was an American saxophone player. He performed with other musicians as a member of several horn sections of the 1970s. He appears on albums by The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, Harry Nilsson, Delaney Bramlett, George Harrison, Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker, amongst other notable musicians. Keys was a touring musician from 1956 until his death in 2014. Keys was born in Slaton, Texas.

Keys had cancer and liver failure. He died at his home in Franklin, Tennessee on December 2, 2014, aged 70.

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