He’s worked, played and partied with some of rock ‘n’ roll’s most important figures, from sneaking into Buddy Holly’s garage rehearsals as a teenager to a 42-year association with the Rolling Stones.
Needless to say, he’s got enough memories to fill a book, which he finally did with “Every Night’s a Saturday Night: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Life of Legendary Sax Man Bobby Keys,” out today from Counterpoint Press of Berkeley, Calif.
After one failed attempt at a memoir in the 1980s, which Keys wrote off to a young writer “going for the seamy, excessive, sex, drugs, dark myths and all that jazz,” Keys decided 30 years later it was time “to tell a story, my story. I know it better than other people’s stories,” he said from his Nashville home. “That’s what I was shooting for.”
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