This Day in History: 2005-04-07

Lawrence (“Laurie”) Evans, British trumpeter, served in the Royal Engineers Band (1954-57), returned to Royal College of Music, and while still student, won job with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, then principal trumpet of the BBC Welsh Orchestra (1960), then coprincipal with the New Philharmonia Orchestra in London, member of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, became principal of the London Philharmonic (1974-94), died in London, England.