Interviewer B

Melvin Hall (born 29 March 1949) is a 20th and 21st century interviewer, most popular for his documentaries on The Rutles. His first documentary, All You Need Is Cash, is often attributed to re-minding the world of the Rutles and making them popular again. He has become notorious for his constant desire to clarify himself in his documentaries.

Early Life  Edit

Young Melvin Hall

Melvin as a child, after receiving his first dress shirt, Christmas 1954.

Melvin Hall was born on 29 March 1949 in Rutland. He lived a quiet and normal life, as his father was an accountant and his mother was not, just as  life should be. During Christmas 1954, he recieved his first white dress coat and tie, and he recieved his first pair of glasses next year.

He was a good child, until he first heard The Rutles in 1963, at which point he grew more ambiguous and rebellious against his parents. It was around this time he also started a small band entitled Monty Python, who began playing in small joints and smaller pants (in imitation of the Rutles).

It was through this practice of music that Melvin met his mentor, Jimmy Climmer. In the early 1950s, Jimmy had been a popular musician, using the stage name "The Wallsey Warbler." Later in his career, however, he gave up the occupation for a job in interviewing. Melvin, amazed about the stories that Jim told of people that he had interviewed that knew the Rutles, decided to give up the music buisness for a chance to someday meet the Rutles, and began working for an interviewing scholarship.

Melvin began work at Pokembroke College, where he learned all the skills needed to interview individuals. He graduated in 1970, the same year the Rutles split up. He was devastated, yet still believed that one day he would meet the Rutles. In an attempt to put them back into people's hearts, Melvin began to create a documentary on the Rutles. 

The documentary proved to be a success, so much so, that it was parodied by the comedian William Campbell with his mockumentary The Beatles: All You Need Is Love, which focused on a fictional parody of The Rutles called The Beatles in the same style as Hall's documentary. 


  • All You Need Is Cash (1978)
  • Can't Buy Me Lunch  (2002)
  • The Night That Changed America : A Grammy Salute To The Beatles (2014, contributed)
  • The Lunchtime That Changed America Even More: A Grammy Salute To The Rutles (2014)
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