|The inimitable Gil Scott-Heron|
Incredibly sad to learn that Gil Scott-Heron passed away May 28, 2011 in a Manhattan hospital. He was just 62 year old.
I first heard Gil while travelling through France during the early 1970s. I was blessed to see him perform last year during one of New York City’s free open-air concerts that were held as part of the SummerStage series of performances.
Gil Scott-Heron, one of the all time greats. A true original. One whose like we may never see again.
Gil released several classic albums during a long and difficult career, but returned to form with his latest album I'm New Here released earlier this year.
Gil Scott-Heron was a published author and poet, and several of his books can be purchased via Amazon.Com