Magazine article International Musician

Bassist Presents Birthday Bridge Concert in San Francisco

Magazine article International Musician

Bassist Presents Birthday Bridge Concert in San Francisco

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Don Prell of Local 6 (San Francisco, CA) did it again. On August 4, Prell, a jazz and classical bassist, walked partway across the Golden Gate Bridge with his bass and played a solo concert in honor of his 90th birthday. Passersby got to hear songs such as "How Deep Is The Ocean," "Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea," and "My Ship"-much as they did 10 years ago for his 80th birthday.

"Last time I talked it up with the guys from my boat club and they came along. We had one guy out there taking photos, and another guy with a megaphone walking in front of me shouting, 'Bass player coming through,' and people moved," Prell says. "So now, 10 years later, the guy with the bullhorn said, 'Hey, it's time to do it again' and so at 90 here we go-I didn't have a chance to back out."

So Prell and his friends from the Bayview Boat Club headed out onto the Golden Gate Bridge at 8 a. …

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