Sunday, May 29, 2011

R.I.P Gil Scott-Heron

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.

Brief news items can be found here... and here...

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.

I'm New HereThe Revolution Will Not Be TelevisedVery Best of
Real EyesSecretsReflections

Gil Scott-Heron was a published author and poet, and several of his books can be purchased via Amazon.Com

The Vulture The Nigger Factory Now and Then: The Poems of Gil Scott-Heron

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