David Mason

David Mason

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 29 Apr 2011 (aged 85)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 69424007 · View Source
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Musician. A trumpeter, he will be best remembered for his playing on The Beatles' classic hit "Penny Lane". He attended Christ's Hospital School and the Royal College of Music before his service in the band of the Scots Guards. His professional career began with the Royal Opera House, followed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Philharmonia Orchestra (the latter he remained with the rest of his career). In addition, he served as a teacher at the Royal College of Music. An impressed Paul McCartney who watched Mason perform requested him to play on the "Penny Lane" track in January 1967 and he was paid reportedly a $45.00 fee to do so. His contributions helped yield one of the band's most popular hits, as he provided the unique B-flat piccolo trumpet sound heard throughout the song. He also played on their classic hits "A Day in the Life" (1967), "Magical Mystery Tour" (1967), "All You Need Is Love" (1967) and "It's All Too Much" (1968). He died from leukemia.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Created by: C.S.
  • Added: 6 May 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 69424007
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Mason (2 Apr 1926–29 Apr 2011), Find a Grave Memorial no. 69424007, ; Maintained by C.S. (contributor 46798780) Unknown.