Not bad. I knew Buddy Holly and Joe Ely had grown up there, but I had no idea so many other musicians hailed from that part of the state. Great stuff. And right then and there I knew I wanted to have something to do with that music. He played the famous sax opening of Whatever Gets You Thru The Night, and having heard a very early version of that song, I would give him a world of credit for making the song work. August 2020. There was nothing sinister going on. It was a lot of fun, it made me feel real good. An entertaining memoir of a musician's life. Bobby Keys Every Nights Saturday Night Date: Sunday, June 07, 2020 Price: $4.99 Description: An autobiographical documentary film about Lubbock Texas legendary sax man Bobby Keys, known as the '6th Rolling Stone'. Sell one like this. He is best known for his impressive resume as a musician (most notably the saxophone solo on the 1971 Rolling Stones hit "Brown Sugar") and his friendship with Keith Richards. One thing you need to know going in, the whole book is written in the coloquial speaking style of Bobby Keys. And the story is a fun read, but my only beef is that a quarter into the book, when he meets The Rolling Stones and begins to truly live the life of a road dog, the book descends into one long, drawn out tale of drug and alcohol excess. It's not a literary classic, but I didn't expect it to be. What was that like to be in the middle of that?Well, I’ll tell ya, I went around smiling a lot. It is frustrating to see how wasted he was through much of his career. I just happened to be wandering down the hallway of the same studio. I am a devout pothead. And you can take guys who may not stand on their own up against a bunch of individuals they might be compared to, but you put ’em together, man, and they are unique unto themselves in a way that no one else can touch. It was like everybody had shiny brand new records out that they were selling and everybody was bopping up and down King’s Road and going to pubs and clubs and there was a lot of music going on, man. But there’s just some folks that seem to draw a little bit of that extra special out of you. And I think we played three or four nights at Madison Square Garden, and it was the last night. A must-read for any Stones obsessive. It was great! Good time party guy, learned his lessons about life later after the.money and fame ran out. I was really into this book from the beginning. However I picked this book up learn more about BK and the Stones, so the first half of the book was slow, but interesting. Bobby Keys, session sax player who has appeared on many Beatle solo projects. But unless they can play together, it doesn’t do any good. Still had a great attitude about life all the way through. You have to put the "writing style" to one side. It said, ‘Here I am,’ and I said, ‘I’m comin’!”. It's down to earth. Can you talk about how the “Brown Sugar” solo came together?That came together at Keith and my birthday party in England. He also worked with the Crickets, Clapton, Joe Cocker, George and Ringo, and most famously, the Stones. And the story is a fun read, but my only beef is that a quarter into the book, when he meets The Rolling Stones and begins to truly live the life of a road dog, the book descends into one long, drawn out tale of drug and alcohol excess. Keys spent years on the road during the early days of rock ‘n’ roll with hitmakers like Bobby Vee and the various acts on Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars Tour, followed by decades as top touring and session sax man for the likes of Mad Dogs and Englishmen, George Harrison, John Lennon, and onto, most famously, his gig with The Rolling Stone from 1970 onward. There’d be a mic for Anthony and another one for the Imperials. File Type PDF Every Nights A Saturday Night The Rock N Roll Life Of Legendary Sax Man Bobby Keys Bobby Keys, known as the "6th Rolling Stone". Bobby has played sax on some of the greatest songs ever recorded and many of his solos are classics. Did you think that song was going to be a classic?No, I didn’t! Bobby Keys seemed content to roll along with the tide and ask very few questions of who he is and why he does what he does. Thanks to Bobby Keys for taking this reader on a journey of his wild and woolly life. Welcome back. It’s absurd. Every Night's a Saturday Night by Bobby Keys and Bill Ditenhafer and Keith Richards available in Trade Paperback on Powells.com, also read synopsis and reviews. The best bits for me are. It was really cool. In his early teens, Keys bribed his way into Buddy Holly's garage band rehearsals. If somebody said, “Sit down and map out your rock & roll fantasyland,” that would’ve been about it. A life "as unrehearsed as a hiccup" in the author's own words. A good narrative and perspective on early 60's and 70's music, and musicians. I don’t remember exactly what the process was now, but we ended up playing “Brown Sugar.” And I just played that solo on it. My first Rolling Stones record. I have been, will be, don’t see a damn thing wrong with it except the cost. Start by marking “Every Night's A Saturday Night: The Rock 'n' Roll Life of Legendary Sax Man Bobby Keys” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Now New Changes Could Destroy Sex Workers’ Livelihoods, See Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band’s Joyous ‘SNL’ Performance, Watch Charley Pride’s Final Performance at the 2020 CMA Awards, Willie Nelson Announces Latest Frank Sinatra Tribute Album ‘That’s Life’, White Stripes Reveal Two Classic ‘Get Behind Me Satan’-Era Live Performances. I find hope and intimacy in learning how they succeed or fail these challenges and what growth or lessons they have learned. Every Night's a Saturday Night finds Keys setting … Not too introspective. A couple of takes, and there it was. It is getting a little repetitive (sort of like re-reading Keith Richards all over again, but with a horn player). Excellent...thanks to friend Jordy Mott for recommending this adventure into rock n' roll lifestyle. But I got to be friends with the guys in the Imperials. It was a party! Lots of fun stories about famous people. Late '70s to mid '80s pass as if they didn't exist at all. We’d love your help. Another horn player I know talked to Dion about it. In your book you write about playing on “The Wanderer.” You really just wandered into that session?Yeah, as a matter fact I did. It was great fun because it was like one big sort of fraternal boys club. There are some substance-hazed lapses in memory, like his estimation of how long he lived with George Harrison: "...a month or so. Rock and Roll hit Bobby Keys hard. For instance, he lived for a while on the Ascot estate of John and Yoko, called Tittenhurst Park, which he writes was called Titness Park. Aug 29, 2012 - Bobby Keys Sax Player for The Rolling Stones & author of Every Night's a Saturday Night at The Mansion. It was like a mountain had fallen on me. The rock´n´roll antics, yeah, expected to hear about the wild good times, awesome. I know how I sound. There is nothing like reading a history or biography book and being so completely transported to another time and place that you find... Born in Slaton, Texas, Bobby Keys has lived the kind of life that qualifies as a rock 'n' roll folktale. "The Rolling Stones are devastated by the loss of their very dear friend and legendary saxophone player, Bobby Keys," the band said in a statement. There was just this power, just something about it, and I thought, Well, by golly, theyre doing it right here in Slaton, so, you know, it, Rock and Roll hit Bobby Keys hard. I think it’s me [laughs]. Lots of fun - eliciting chuckles to guffaws, to outright laughter. Bobby Keys, the Texan who became the sixth Rolling Stone and a musical legend, but paid every price imaginable, as portrayed in Every Night's a Saturday Night: The Bobby Keys … Bobby Keys is the man responsible for that classic sax solo in the Stones Brown Sugar. Fun, quick read. Any other sessions with the Stones that really stand out to you as your favorites?Oh, man. He recorded and toured with such luminaries as Joe Cocker, Delaney & Bonnie, George Harrison, John Lennon, Leon Russell, Eric … How was the sound at those shows? © Copyright 2020 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. I would have liked to read more about the "musical" adventures he enjoyed and less bout staying ripped. Sure, I figured the dirt would be a little laundered with the Glimmer Twins still buttering Bobby's bread at the time. Let It Bleed.Yeah, that was the first time I recorded with the Stones. I really didn’t know if it was me on the record until about six months ago. One interesting thing is that I found that Mr. Keys played on a local group's recordings (Sky-Doug Fieger's early band before The Knack. A documentary about Bobby Keys is screening Wednesday in Austin. This book was obviously recorded and transcribed because there's a lot of "then, it was like- I don't know- there was a lotta shit. If you believe in the magic of rock & roll, which I devoutly do, it isn’t in the individual. Unfortunately, this tell-all is more of a not-tell much of anything. Hook a drive into Keith Richards' breakfast as he eats by the fairway, and he will shoot your golf ball - who knew? Awesome stories, like first meeting Keith Moon as he was chasing his chauffeur with a hovercraft. With a foreword by Keith Richards and exclusive interviews with famous friends and fellow travellers, like Joe Cocker and Jim Keltner, Every Night s A Saturday Night paints a unique picture of the coming-of-age of rock n roll itself while celebrating how Key s raw talent and outsized personality have elevated him from sideman to rock icon. He tells us of a life from schoolboy to an almost reformed musician, passing through Buddy Holly & The Crickets and Buddy Knox (which, Tommie are the interesting parts) through Delaney & Bonnie and Joe Cocker to a long term, but on-off relationship with the Rolling Stones. He was 70. A baggie full of that was like 10 bucks, man and it was [laughs] not like today. Loved this book - thaks Bobby for taking me on your wild ride. One of those good ones. A natural raconteur! Actual tales about the MUSIC and musicians is pushed to. I remember one afternoon, he was out on his front porch and he was sitting in rocking chair. And the band went to the back of the bus. But these guys, man, they’ve just got that natural thing about it. This book was obviously recorded and transcribed because there's a lot of "then, it was like- I don't know- there was a lotta shit going' down" kind of writing. Well, I gotta say, the time in the South of France [for Exile on Main St.] stands out, pretty much. In fact, some of the very early pressings came out with the guitar solo on it. Bobby Keys has played sax with every great artist on the planet, including many of my favorites, like Delaney & Bonnie, George Harrison and Eric Clapton. I loved the sessions I did with John Lennon for “Whatever Gets You Thru The Night.” That was one take. This book offers little of that. His story is indeed interesting but the book doesn't flow very well. I was really into this book from the beginning. Richards said it took nearly 10 years before he was able to work Keys back into the band. Keys met the Rolling Stones at the San Antonio Teen Fair while sharing a bill with the group as a member of Bobby Vee's band in 1964. I never knew that recording were done in layers, always thought the whole group played together. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I mean, amplifiers weren’t as big as they are now. But it wasn’t anywhere at all as elaborate as it is today, where every single thing is mic’d. Readers’ Top Histories and Biographies of the Last 5 Years. Inevitably there was too much drinking and drugging, although the bit about his overdose and the after effects is quite moving. Slow start, but kept my interest from the middle to the end. ... interesting life of a rock and roll saxophonist. In 2012, I spoke with Keys around the release of his book Every Night’s a Saturday Night, discussing his long career and wild past. 18. Your seating position on the bus sort of determined your status on the tour. It’s hard to say. Enjoyable and a quick read. And that's a bit of a shame. Who blew you away on those tours?I always loved Little Anthony and the Imperials. He keeps the curtain tightly drawn. Bobby Keys "Every Night's A Saturday Night" DVD THE ROLLING STONES! What were those like?I was pretty fresh out of Texas at the time that started happening, man, and I find myself rolling down the highway with a bunch of people that had records on the Top 10, like Little Anthony and Little Eva and Major Lance and Billy Stewart and Freddy Cannon. Still, I am quite glad i read it. Another cool perspective on life with the Stones. The first time he heard the music live he was ten years old, living with his grandparents in Slaton, Texas. Price: US $23.99. If yours is just a casual interest, pass to the next...... Brisk fun read, with a great focus on the music, which is sometimes too absent in musicians' autobiographies. That’s over two pounds. Entertaining to those who like to scratch below the surface of rock and toll. I am a music fan and a while back I noticed so many of my favorite cuts had this sexy sax, did some searched and found out that was Bobby Keys blowing his horn. The problem is lack of emotional depth. There was just this power, just something about it, and I thought, Well, by golly, they’re doing it right here in Slaton, so, you know, it must be available! You can get the finest A-team musicians in the world, put ’em together, and there’s no guarantee it’s gonna swing. Allison so that he could go on tour as a teenager. Hell, we’ll make an immediate recovery. That’s not where I come from musically. “It was like a mountain had fallen on me. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Bobby Keys, known as the "6th Rolling Stone". A nothing-special memoir; you can tell Keys has no real clues about his place, or anyone's in music - he gets dates wrong (suggesting that Stevie Wonder had just released Songs in the Key of Life when opening for the Stones in 72, etc) and really has just a few drinking yarns (that he can remember/will admit) to offer. And Delaney & Bonnie and Joe Cocker! Keys is a LEGENDARY wild man. A life "as unrehearsed as a hiccup" in the author's own words. I’ve been smoking pot for over 50 years, and I never let a day go by unless I’m in jail. Bobby Keys, longtime saxophonist for the Rolling Stones, died early on Tuesday at his home in Franklin, Tennessee, after a long illness. The historical notes are interesting, especially after reading other books, like The Wrecking Crew and Keith's book that talk about a number of the same characters. I myself alone would be sponsoring a great portion of that. Photo: Cynthia Ryan It was wonderful! I expected more hair-raising tales from the road. I liked the book. That’s part of the music that I come from, cause I can’t read music, I have no idea what’s gonna come out of that horn half the time. This was readable and enjoyable and did not go on too long. But that was the first time I ever heard myself on the radio on a hit record. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Hook a drive into Keith Richards' breakfast as he eats by the fairway, and he will shoot your golf ball - who knew? Awesome stories, like first meeting Keith Moon as he was chasing his chauffeur with a hovercraft. Nat particularly well written, but lots of insight into the world of a touring sideman. Bobby Keys mark on the music industry and his soulfully brash and bellowing sax solos will be heard until the end of time. The best bits for me are his descriptions of other great musicians. It was the first take. Bobby Keys has played sax with every great artist on the planet, including many of my favorites, like Delaney & Bonnie, George Harrison and Eric Clapton. He has played with a lot of the greats and tells a few stories. The Rolling Stones' Bobby Keys: Every Night's a Saturday Night Critics Consensus. Keith actually has better stories about ?bobby in his book though. Bobby Keys is the go-to saxophone man who performed with many music luminaries. And he was saying, “You know Robert, I believe I’m gonna make it.” And I look him and I say, “I don’t think so, I just don’t see it, pal.” I was just kidding. Originally “Brown Sugar” had a guitar solo, Mick Taylor put a guitar solo on it. Fun, easy read. A fascinating look at a musician who seemed to wander through life with neither plan nor guile. And, since Bobby left us, I want to buy co-author and editor Bill Ditenhafer a tequila and say job well done! 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