Leo Sayer Pays Tribute To Bobby Keys
Leo Sayer. photo by Ros O'Gorman Noise11.com

Leo Sayer. photo by Ros O'Gorman

Leo Sayer Pays Tribute To Bobby Keys

by Paul Cashmere on December 3, 2014

in News

Leo Sayer has paid tribute to his friend Bobby Keys who passed away at age 70.

Keys, the sax player for the Rolling Stones since 1969, also played on Leo’s global hit ‘When I Need You’.

In a statement Leo remembered his friend saying, “R.I.P. Bobby Keys. Bobby played the solo on “When I Need You”, 20 secs of tenor sax that other player has ever been able to emulate. We toured together in the mid 70’s, and Bobby was always fun to work with, a great musician everybody now knows as the sax man with the Rolling Stones. I’m so proud to have known you ‘Texas’!”

Bobby was due to tour Australia on the recent 14 On Fire tour but was too ill to travel for the tour.

Leo Sayer will release his first album in six year ‘Restless Years’ in January.



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