It Just Occurred to Me . . . (Paperback)

The Reminiscences & Thoughts of Chairman Humph

By Humphrey Lyttelton

Robson Books, 9781905798179, 182pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2007

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Hardcover (7/1/2006)

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Illustrated with the author's witty drawings throughout, this memoir covers all aspects of Humph's life. He recalls his early years as the son of a famous housemaster at Eton, where he was educated. He describes serving in the Grenadier Guards during the war, and, on demobilization, studying for two years at Camberwell Arts School. In 1949 he joined the Daily Mail as cartoonist, wrote the storyline for Trog's Flook cartoon, and also signed a recording contract with EMI. He had the first British jazz record to get into the Top 20 in 1956 with Bad Penny Blues. A man with a large, passionate cult following, he has stories to share from his regular live appearances with his band, as the irrepressible chairman of BBC Radio 4's popular nonsense quiz show I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, and as the presenter of The Best of Jazz since 1967.

About the Author

Humphrey Lyttelton, also known as Humph, was an English jazz musician, broadcaster, and chairman of the cult BBC radio programme I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue. Universally loved, he sadly passed away in April 2008. He was survived by his four children.

Praise For It Just Occurred to Me . . .: The Reminiscences & Thoughts of Chairman Humph

"Reading the Chairman’s passing memories enriched a free weekend in the English countryside for me, as would reading Proust, Dickens or Melville. A damn sight funnier. Humph is cool, Humph is now!"  —Pete Townshend