George Melly

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Alan George Heywood Melly (17 August 1926 – 5 July 2007) was an English jazz and blues singer, critic, writer and lecturer. From 1965 to 1973 he was a film and television critic for The Observer and lectured on art history, with an emphasis on surrealism.


  • Owning Up (autobiography), 1965
  • with Barry Fantoni, The Media Mob, 1970
  • with Michael Woods, Paris and the Surrealists, New York: Thames and Hudson Inc., 1991