Beatles man dies

The man who played trumpet in Penny Lane is no more.

David Mason was 84, leukaemia the cause.

George Martin signed him for the session after Paul McCartney saw Mason playing in Bach’s second Brandenburg Concerto on BBC TV.  Mason was principal trumpet in the Royal Philharmonic, among other London orchestras, and professor at the Royal College of Music.

The only obit so far is in the Los Angeles Times, here.

Brass Musician site has a comprehensive video report.

 

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