BOBBY KEYS & IAN McLAGAN: Sounds Of Stones Sidemen (and Rock ‘n’ Roll) Silenced

MAC & KEYS: Two years ago this week we lost two titans who helped shape the sound, course, and texture of roughly a half-century of rock music, not to mention that of their frequent collaborators and employers, the Rolling Stones, who benefitted greatly from their skillful, soulful mastery on the horns and keys. I’d like to think of my small tribute and remembrance as a toast to Bobby and Mac, whose contributions may have come from the side of the countless stages they graced, but whose playing and personalities were frequently at the heart of all the spirited rock & roll we all heard — and continue to hear. Their legacies will live on as long as people have ears — and taste.

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  1. Being in Nashville as long as I’ve been, I was lucky in that I was able to see both Bobby and Ian on a regular basis. Bobby was part of a regular residency at the Marcy Lounge, playing Stones and R&B classics, etc., for several years, and Ian popped up at all kinds of gigs in town. He simply loved to play, and there were several occasions when I’d go to see friends play at my usual hang, the Family Wash, and there would be Ian setting up his keyboards. What a gas!

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