The 1977 to 2007 Principal Trumpet of the London Symphony Orchestra.
He played with a variety of brass bands in Yorkshire while he was growing up; he served as Principal Cornet for the Black Dyke Mills Band for five years.
He played trumpet on all six Star Wars soundtracks.
He had a son named Maurice with his wife Shirley.
He played music for the Who Framed Roger Rabbit? score, a film featuring Kathleen Turner.