David Mason, who played the famous piccolo trumpet solo in the Beatles track “Penny Lane”, has died at the age of 85.
David had been Principal Trumpet of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Covent Garden Opera, and the English Chamber Orchestra. But he is perhaps most well-known for his ground-breaking piccolo trumpet solo on “Penny Lane.”
The brass world has lost yet another great player and personality. Our thoughts are with David’s family.