Every Night's a Saturday Night: The Rock 'n' Roll Life of Legendary Sax Man Bobby Keys (Hardcover)
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.
Praise for Every Night's a Saturday Night
Keys's charming humanity and love of music make this rock n' roll
bio stand out.”Publishers Weekly
It's not a tell-all, but it doesn't pull any punches. It's
laugh-out-loud funny, but it doesn't take cheap shots. It's searingly
honest”Michael Heaton, Cleveland Plain Dealer
Every Night's a great romp that is almost more of a history of modern
rock than it is a look at the life of Bobby Keys. That also makes it
an enjoyable and fascinating read for anyone who loves classic rock,
as well as for folks who grew up on the genre.”Hank Gilman, Fortune.com
His conversationally straight-shooting autobiography has its share of
saucy, on-the-road talesBut there’s also plenty of engrossing detail
on his rise through the ranks in the 60s tour bands”Richie Unterberger, Mojo