I just finished Bobby Keys’ rollicking memoir, “Every Night’s a Saturday Night,” and I came to this conclusion: Bobby Keys is the “American Rolling Stone.”
It’s not a tell-all, but it doesn’t pull any punches. It’s laugh-out-loud funny, but it doesn’t take cheap shots. It’s searingly honest, especially when Keys takes on his own prodigious foolishness.
Keys grew up in the West Texas shadow of Buddy Holly. He was a 15-year-old fledgling sax player who played with the Crickets after Holly’s plane went down. Keys grew up listening to Little Richard, Roy Orbison and fellow horn player King Curtis.”