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    It Just Occurred to Me...: The Reminiscences and Thoughts of Chairman Humph (Paperback) By (author) Humphrey Lyttelton

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    DescriptionThe legendary band leader and jazz trumpeter, broadcaster and humorist looks back at his extraordinarily rich and varied life and the many colourful characters he has known and played with - from Duke Ellington to Louis Armstrong. He also recalls his early life as the son of a famous housemaster at Eton, where he was educated. During the war, he served in the Grenadier Guards and, on demobilisation, studied for two years at Camberwell Arts School. In 1949, he joined the "Daily Mail" as cartoonist, wrote the story-line 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 Twenty in 1956 with 'Bad Penny Blues'. The book will appeal to his large cult following, both from his regular live appearances with his band, as the irrepressible chairman of BBC Radio 4's popular nonsense quiz 'I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue' and as the presenter of "The Best of Jazz" since 1967.

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    It Just Occurred to Me...
    The Reminiscences and Thoughts of Chairman Humph
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Humphrey Lyttelton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 271 g
    ISBN 13: 9781905798179
    ISBN 10: 1905798172

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGFA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1A
    BIC subject category V2: APW
    LC classification: CT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: AVGJ
    B&T General Subject: 540
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25970
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    Abridged Dewey: 781
    BISAC V2.8: MUS025000
    DC22: 788.92165092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Thema V1.0: ATL, DNBF1, AVLP
    Illustrations note
    16 page photographic section
    Imprint name
    Robson Books Ltd
    Publication date
    28 February 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "'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"