Humph Band Newsletters 53/54

Humph Band Newsletters 53/54


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1950-1955: Part time Jazz

Despite rapid popularity for the Humphrey Lyttelton Band, Humph remained a full time illustrator for the Daily Mail until 1953 and was writing Jazz Reviews for the Melody Maker.

During the Fifties Humph was also BBC Radio’s main jazz presenter. Now signed to Parlophone the bands 78’s sold so well that a new one was released every month until the advent of the LP. The band were touring Europe and the Uk and selling out large venues