I like how the title doesn't even mention who it is talking about. Only that he was apparently Keith Richard's friend.
Assuming average bathtub has 80 gallon capacity at a hotel, and using the cheapest price I could find which is at Costco where you can get .75 liters for $140.00, that's a $56,000 bath now days.
Bobby Keys was a goddamn treasure:
-Partied hard enough to get kicked out of the Rolling Stones
-So good on the sax that Kieth snuck him back into the band
Actually had a chance to (briefly) meet Bobby Keys when I was taking a rock music history class in college a few years ago. Our professor knew him and got him to come talk to our class one day. I got to class like 10 minutes early, and he was just sitting by himself in the mostly empty classroom. I sat down in my normal seat, not far away, and our professor started playing "Brown Sugar" a couple minutes later. When it got to the solo, I noticed him enthusiastically nodding along, and I smiled and said "Proud of that one?" and he and said "Oh yeah!" That was the extent of our interaction, but it was super nice of him to come talk to our class. Seemed like a really interesting guy.
To fix OP's fuckup:
The sax player is Bobby Keys. He was fired because the cost was greater than his pay, he ended up costing the band money.
I apprenticed with Ted Newman Jones, Keith's guitar tech at the time. Keith had to justify Ted being on the tour, and since he wasn't a basic roadie, he was "the bloke who kept the guitars working", a specialized job. Not many bands had the budget for something like that, so Ted in essence, became the first "guitar tech".
His scrapbook was amazing. Like a note on hotel stationery from Paris that said, "You were sleeping like a baby, hated to wake you up. See you in Innsbruck - Keith". This meant he had to ride with the equipment and the rest of the crew to that next stop, and missed the private plane ride.
When they had to have the occasional band/management/legal/agents meeting, it was the band and those guys only on the plane. Everyone else had a bus or train ride.
Keith is supposedly one of the most epically nice guys to his friends. When Ted decided he wanted to get off the road and set up shop, Keith asked him where. Keith bought the Austin, TX property where he had his shop (until he went to the pokey sometime after I worked with him), and gave him the money he needed to build his shop, plus all of the tools and materials to get started.
In the early 90's, when I was there, he would still get an old 5 string he built for Richards sent back to him for maintenance or a repair.
Seems fucked up. I guess only the core band members are allowed to waste profligate amounts of money on stupidity.