Dizzy Gillespie on Blind Tom

Dizzy Gillespie took time out from his tour of Georgia, to play When the Saints Go Marching at Blind Tom's memorial marker in Colombus, Georgia in May 1979.

In his memoir, To Be, Or Not To Bop, Gillespie wrote:

Blind Tom "traveled all over the world doing concerts and got write ups from all of the papers and played for kings and queens, and all of this, telling how great Blind Tom was, that there was nobody -- he had no peers. There seems to be a little conspiracy; they don't want blacks to have the credit".