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Pye being interviewed by Melvin Hall

Blind Lemon Pye was an African-American musician living in New Orleans. During an interview with Melvin Hall, Pye claimed that everything he learned about music he learned from The Rutles.


Blind Lemon Pye was an older man, living in Louisiana who worked on the railroad for 30 years. When he heard the Rutles, he said that was his kind of music. Pye gave up everything to be a musician and he's been starving ever since.

His neighbor was Rutling Orange Peel.