Born: 7th August 1935, Hammersmith, London, England
Died: 28th October 2010
World renowned classical trumpet player. He served as principal trumpet of The Black Dyke Mills Band (1956 to 1961) and principal trumpet with the BBC Northern Orchestra (1961 to 1977).
Composer John Williams wrote many of his best known film scores with Murphy in mind, including those for the Star Wars, Superman, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter films. Appointed MBE in 2010.
Maurice Murphy remains a Principal Emeritus of The London Symphony Orchestra.