Every Night's a Saturday Night - Bobby Keys

Every Night's a Saturday Night

By Bobby Keys

  • Release Date: 2012-03-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
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Description

Born in Slaton, Texas, Bobby Keys has lived the kind of life that qualifies as a rock 'n' roll folktale. In his early teens, Keys bribed his way into Buddy Holly’s garage band rehearsals. He took up the saxophone because it was the only instrument left unclaimed in the school band, and he convinced his grandfather to sign his guardianship over to Crickets drummer J.I. Allison so that he could go on tour as a teenager.

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 his gig with The Rolling Stone from 1970 onward. Every Night's a Saturday Night finds Keys setting down the many tales of an over-the-top rock ‘n’ roll life in his own inimitable voice.

Augmented by exclusive contributions with famous friends like Keith Richards, Joe Crocker, and Jim Keltner, Every Night's a Saturday Night paints a unique picture of the coming-of-age of rock 'n' roll.

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    4
    By Chuckthblade
    .... If you are into early rock and roll and are fascinated by the people who made it what it is today you will enjoy this.. Especially if you are are like me and think the Stones were the group that brought a lot of these loose ends together. Bobby Keys helped epitomize that 1970s sound the Stones carved out with Sticky Fingers and Exile. It still drives today and Keys is one of the forces why. His sound oozes pure original R&B Texas style. His forays into various other groups and his association with some of the giants of that era are all included in the book. His influence can be heard on his work with Joe Cocker, George Harrison, John Lennon, Eric Clapton and some of the underrated names like Delaney Brammett, Joe Ely and of course members of Buddy Holly's band, the Crickets. He was on hand not as a spectator, but as a participant in the most formative period of Rock and Roll and lived to tell the story despite being pulled into the inevitable excesses that destroyed some of the period's icons. Not only did Keys survive, but he continues to thrive doing what he does best in this world--playing the music that in many ways defined a unique cultural entity.
  • Great Book

    5
    By jrwinbslug
    Just a great book. Very funny and it is amazing how many great bands and songs Bobby Keys has performed with and on. If you are a fan of the Rolling Stones YOU NEED TO READ THIS AMAZING BOOK!!!

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