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RIP Derek Watkins (1945-2013)

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Sad to report that the universally respected and liked trumpet player Derek Watkins died last night, Friday March 22nd. He played lead trumpet on every Bond movie, and was omnipresent in the UK’s top big bands. His death comes after a battle against the rare disease sarcoma; in the last year he had tried to draw attention to the condition. Donations to Sarcoma UK – See our PREVIUOUS STORY. In sadness.

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