Famous Tubists in Music History

Birthdays in Music

  • 1929-12-02 Harvey Phillips, American tubist (NYC Ballet Orchestra), born in Aurora, Missouri (d. 2010)
  • 1935-01-07 Tommy Johnson, American orchestral tubist (Jaws theme), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2006)

Deaths in Music

  • 1998-10-07 Arnold Jacobs, American tuba player a.k.a. Song and Wind (b. 1915)
  • 2006-10-16 Tommy Johnson, American tubist (b. 1935)
  • 2006-11-27 Don Butterfield, American tuba player (b. 1923)
  • 2010-10-20 Harvey Phillips, American tubist (NYC Ballet Orchestra), dies at 80