Norman P. Hackforth

Norman Hackforth (20 December 1908 – 14 December 1996) was a British musician and radio broadcaster, who worked as accompanist to Noël Coward and gained fame as the "mystery voice" on the BBC's Twenty Questions radio programme.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 20th, 1908, Died December 14th, 1996

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer, lyricist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick C4709 10-in. 11/6/1929 My little honey and me Oriole Orchestra ; Dan A. Russo Jazz/dance band, with vocal; without vocal (take G) composer, lyricist  
Brunswick DB136 10-in. 11/8/1928 Heaven for two Melville Gideon Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter  
Brunswick DB176 10-in. 1/2/1929 Heaven for two Bert Firman Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 197-b] 10-in. approximately Aug. 1928 Heaven for two Harry Shalson Male vocal solo, with violin and piano songwriter  
Brunswick E31317 10-in. 11/7/1929 My little honey and me Hotsy Totsy Gang ; Irving Mills Jazz/dance band composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hackforth, Norman P.," accessed October 24, 2021,

Hackforth, Norman P.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 24, 2021, from

"Hackforth, Norman P.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier



Send the Editors a message about this record.