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Principal Trumpet from LSO died in a car wreck

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by Ditolus, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Ditolus

    Ditolus Jedi Master star 2

    Jan 22, 2005
    Rod Franks the principal trumpeter for the LSO died in a car accident recently. Very sad. Article says he was there for 25 years so i dont think he would have been on the OT sessions but certainly on the PT ones. If he's the 1st trumpet player then he's the first instrument you hear when you hear the star wars theme as the yellow logo appears. I'm an orchestral musican myself.
  2. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd The Man / Also Known as Bazinga'd star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Nov 1, 2012
    Moving to Music Forum
  3. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT and Music Section Dictator star 6 Staff Member Manager

    Jan 25, 2013
    Oh wow.... and at such a young age. That just isn't fair :/
    I wish his family the best. His trumpet will be immortalized in SW for sure