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Boots Randolph RIP

Saxophonist Boots Randolph, who was best known for playing Benny Hill's signature tune Yakety Sax, has died in the US aged 80.
As a session musician he worked with artists such as Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison and Brenda Lee.
He co-wrote Yakety Sax, which went on to become his biggest solo hit, with guitarist James Rich.
Speaking to the Associated Press in 1990 he said: "Yakety Sax will be my trademark. I'll hang my hat on it. It's kept me alive. Every sax player in the world has tried to play it. Some are good, some are awful."

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