Keith Richards does not allow anyone close to his heart who he feels does not have the chops or the strength to play in the Rolling Stones.
Sax player Bobby Keys not only proved his worth musically to Richards, he proved he may have been the one guy who could sustain the same lifestyle Richards become famous for.
It is probably why the two became best friends. They also shared the same birthday. Dec. 18th 1943 …
Please listen to some of Bobby Keys most enduring Sax licks with the Stones and some words about what kind of man Bobby Keys was.
Bobby Keys 1943 – 2014
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Keith Richards quotes Via Rolling Stone