I can’t get no satisfaction
‘Cause I try and I try and I try and I try
I can’t get no, I can’t get no
When I’m drivin’ in my car
And the man comes on the radio
He’s tellin’ me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to drive my imagination
I can’t get no, oh no, no, no
Hey, hey, hey, that’s what I say
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
The Under Assistant West Coast Production Man
I also want to take a moment to address a loss for the Stones this week. Bobby Keys, their saxophone player, pass away on Tuesday. He certainly will be missed. Although a lesser known member of the group when compared to characters like Keith and Mick, he left a huge impact on the group and rock music.
Bobby Keys was born in Slaton, Texas, on December 18, 1943. He started touring at age fifteen with Bobby Vee and fellow Texan Buddy Holly. He is best known as being the main saxophone player for the Rolling Stones. He played on every album from 1969 until 1974 and from 1980 to his death.
Keys met the Stones at the San Antonio Teen Fair in 1964. He is known for his relationship both as a musician and for his friendship with Keith Richards. Keys recorded with them around 1969 on their track “Live with Me”. He and Mick Taylor made their debuts on Let It Bleed. He toured with the Stones from 1970 until first half of the 1973 European Tour, from which Keys was thrown out after missing some shows. According to legend Keys filled a bathtub with Dom Perignon champagne and drank most of it. Allegedly this caused a falling out with Mick Jagger, and Keys only guested on some shows of the 1975 and 1978 tours, missing the 1976 tour completely. Keys returned to backing the Stones together with Gene Barge on the 1982 European Tour, and toured with the Stones on all subsequent tours up to his death.
Keys is heard on John Lennon’s first American solo number one single hit, “Whatever Gets You thru the Night”. Keys had played with Lennon in the Plastic Ono Band and two of Lennon’s solo albums. Additionally, he took part in the last known recording session between Paul McCartney and Lennon; A Toot and a Snore in ’74.
Although better known as a session musician, Keys released two albums of his own in the 1970s: a self-titled instrumental album that featured Ringo Starr, George Harrison and Eric Clapton in 1972; and Gimme the Key on Ringo’s record label Ring O’Records in 1975.
Bobby passed away as a result of cirrhosis at his home in Franklin, Tennessee, on December 2, 2014.