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Humphrey Richard Adeane Lyttelton (23 May 1921–25 April 2008), also known as 'Humph', was a well-known British jazz musician and broadcaster, and chairman of the BBC radio programme I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s Lyttelton was prominent in the British revival of traditional jazz forms from New Orleans, recording with Sidney Bechet in 1949. To do so he had to break with the Musicians' Union restrictive practices which forbade working with jazz musicians… read more

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  • Avatar for luckystoned
    cool X
  • Avatar for Rockmetteller
    Happy 90th birthday, Humph. x
  • Avatar for murielsartre
    Aw, Humph. :( I'm sad you're gone.
  • Avatar for Webbski
    Only just learned of your passing, Humph, as I was in Italy when it happened. Loved your playing and dry humour, which made 'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue' what it was. You have left us an unrepayable debt.
  • Avatar for leilah
    Thanks for it all, Humph.
  • Avatar for Asmogriff
    RIP.
  • Avatar for IanB022
    Thanks for the memories
  • Avatar for foster_UK
    See you on the other side, legend.
  • Avatar for tom_dissonance
    good night mate, sleep well x
  • Avatar for DJDump
    Samantha is off to sample some beers and whiskies at the Radio 2 party. She says she expects to enjoy having a pint and a stiff Johnny Walker chaser.

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