Wednesday, July 04, 2007

His 'Yakety Sax' was Benny Hill's theme song

Nashville session player Boots Randolph has died at 80. He played saxophone of Elvis Presley's Return to Sender, Roy Orbison's Oh, Prettty Woman, Brenda Lee's Rockin Around The Christmas Tree and Al Hirt's Java-- and was in the house band on Hee Haw.

His one solo hit was Yakety Sax, an instrumental released in 1963. It became his signature. And it became the theme song for The Benny Hill Show.

And for that reason, Homer Louis "Boots" Randolph is a Tabloid Baby immortal.

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