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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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  • cool X
  • Happy 90th birthday, Humph. x
  • Aw, Humph. :( I'm sad you're gone.
  • 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.
  • Thanks for it all, Humph.
  • RIP.
  • Thanks for the memories
  • See you on the other side, legend.
  • good night mate, sleep well x
  • 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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