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On October 26, 2013, a once-in-a-lifetime collection of musicians gathered in Cleveland, Ohio, for the Rock Hall's Music Masters tribute to the Rolling Stones. That evening's concert at the Playhouse Square State Theater was anchored by a group of top flight musicians who have performed with the Rolling Stones over their 50-year career and contributed to shaping the band’s extraordinary sound. Grammy Award-winning drummer Steve Jordan led the house band as musical director, assembling a group of critically-acclaimed musicians, including 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Ian McLagan. McLagan had played on the Rolling Stones' Some Girls album and toured with the group in 1978, 1981 and 1982. Among the incredible performers sharing the stage with McLagan that night was the incomparable Bobby Keys, the legendary sax player for Elvis Presley, Joe Cocker, B.B. King and others, including the Rolling Stones. Keys had been recording and touring with the Rolling Stones since 1970, appearing on Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers, Exile On Main Street, Goats Head Soup, Emotional Rescue and several live albums. In the clip above, Bobby Keys delivers a fiery solo during a jam on the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers cut "Can't You Hear Me Knocking?" and Ian McLagan plays the keys while Chuck D. of Public Enemy urges on the crowd. Who else do you recognize? Since 1996, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's education department has produced the annual Music Masters event. Each year, the series explores the legacy of one of those pioneering figures in a range of events that includes Museum exhibits, lectures, films, a major conference and a tribute concert benefiting the Rock Hall’s education department. Drawing together music experts, artists, fans and friends, these events aim to provide new perspectives on some of the most beloved and influential musicians of the past century. Learn more about Music Masters and the work of the Rock Hall's education department:
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