As we journey through life, discarding baggage along the way, we should keep an iron grip, to the very end, on the capacity for silliness. It preserves the soul from desiccation.” Humphrey Lyttelton

Humphrey Lyttelton, a true great of British Jazz & comedy “died peacefully with his family and friends around him on April 25th at 7.00pm following surgery“.

BBC Obituary / Guardian Obituary / Biography

I’d actually intended to post an MP3 of his final BBC Radio 2 “Best of Jazz” show last month when Humphrey signed off after 40 years behind the mic.

Humphrey Lyttelton Website

Humphrey Lyttleton – Best of Jazz (Final show)” (MP3) (Tracklist)
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Radiohead – Life in a glass house (feat. Humphrey Lyttelton)” (MP3)
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I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue – Classic clips / 30th Anniversary site / Officially Unofficial site / Programme site

Southbank show looking back at Humphrey Lyttelton incredible life (Youtube 5 parts)

Humph performing with Radiohead on Jools Holland (clip below)

After tasting the meat pies, Samantha said she liked Mr Dewhurst’s beef in ale; although she preferred his tongue in cider.

Photo taken by Lady Muck