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RIP, Boots Randolph

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Johnny Dangerously, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    No link yet, but AP just moved a short take.

    As a session musician, he played on Elvis Presley's "Return to Sender," Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman," Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Round the Christmas Tree" and "I'm Sorry," REO Speedwagon's "Little Queenie," Al Hirt's "Java" and other songs including ones by Buddy Holly and Johnny Cash.

    In 1963 he had his biggest solo hit, "Yakety Sax," which he wrote.
  2. Brenda Lee and the Speedwagon?
    Now, that's a career.
  3. Mayfly

    Mayfly Active Member

    You may get a lot of people stopping in here who just read the first two words. RIP. He was a good musician.
  4. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Where the hell does this leave Benny Hill?
  5. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

  6. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Still! All the best 'B's of a generation, gone!
  7. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    Boots Randolph was the man. Without Boots, there's no Clarence Clemons.
  8. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Well-Known Member

    How do you like that? Benny Hill's in the lede.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Boots Randolph, whose spirited saxophone playing on "Yakety Sax" endeared him to fans for years on Benny Hill's TV show, died Tuesday. He was 80.

    Randolph suffered a cerebral hemorrhage June 25 and had been hospitalized in a coma. He was taken off a respirator at Skyline Medical Center earlier Tuesday, said Betty Hofer, a publicist and spokeswoman for the family.

    Randolph played regularly in Nashville nightclubs for 30 years, becoming a tourist draw for the city much like Wayne Newton in Las Vegas and Pete Fountain in New Orleans.

  9. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Yakity Sax, right?
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Don't hold back.
  11. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    RIP Boots. Say hi to the King.
  12. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    My mom was a big Boots Randolph fan. I remember hearing Yakety Sax echoing through the house from the stereo.

    RIP Boots.
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