No rock’n’roll band NOT named for an E Street has provided a more consistent, welcoming SAX SANCTUARY for the controversial woodwind than the Rolling Stones.
At my count, they’ve left room for sax parts in 50 songs, 16 of which get bonafide solos. By far the most fertile period, between the years 1969 and 1973, saw 10 of those solos. I call it the SAX CORRIDOR. In this period, saxophonist Bobby Keys replaced a Mick Taylor guitar solo on the #1 single “Brown Sugar,” making it the band’s most famous, recognizable sax solo.
It’s also their worst.
I explain why on my RANKING of all 16 Stones sax solos: