Posted by David lewer on December 24, 2001 at 16:47:05:
In a recent correspondance with a bass player friend of mine, I was informed of the fate of the 'Some like it hot' bass which Tony Curtiss used as a prop in the MGM film production. He informed me that the bass met a sad ending whilst being carried through some mountainous region of the Amazon. Apparently, the bass was being carried on the back of an American proffesor of music when it came loose and was smashed to matchsticks as it fell down into a chasm. It was left there due to the fact that it would have proven too treacherous to attempt to retrieve it. I wonder if there are any more stories of famous instruments meeting with a sad end?
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