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Saxophonist Bobby Keys Shares Stories About Rock Royalty In ‘Every Night’s A Saturday Night’

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Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Photo: AFP/Getty Images

This morning legendary saxophonist who’s played with everyone from Joe Cocker, The Beatles and the past 40 years has toured with The Rolling Stones, Bobby Keys joined us on the phone to talk about his new book Every Night’s A Saturday Night!

In the book, Bobby reveals some of his most memorable stories while out on the road with his famous friends during the prime of rock and roll in the ’60s and ’70s. His autobiography shares exclusive tales about working with some of the biggest names in rock, playing on the road with Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars and even an unusual studio session with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Seen as a legendary musician to many, Bobby takes that label in stride joking to Gary Bryan, “that just means I’ve been around for a long time. It’s just another word for an old fart.”

Bobby shared some of his stories from being out on the road starting at an early age with the up and comers of rock who would later become legends of an era.

In 1964 he was on the Dick Clark Caravan of Stars tour with a unique bill made up of three acts Bobby Vee, George Jones, and The Rolling Stones. That’s when Bobby first met the Rolling Stones, which he would later tour with extensively during his accomplished career.

Bobby also shared with us stories of living next door to the property owned by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, and a funny story about Yoko’s ‘abstract’ interpretation of music versus his more ‘traditional’ approach, and how she wanted Bobby to create a sound of a “lonely bullfrog perched on a lily pad” during a studio session with Lennon.

Listen to our full interview with Bobby Keys and learn more about his autobiography Every Night’s A Saturday Night at amazon.com.

And here is the complete “extended” interview!

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