Gil Scott-heron

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Gil Scott-Heron performs at B.B. King Blues Club Featuring: Gil Scott-Heron Where: New York City, New York, United States When: 04 Nov 2009

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Gil Scott-Heron, I'm New Here Album Review


Attempting to document Gil Scott-Heron's life and career in the space of a few hundred words is an exercise in futility, so I direct you when this piece is finished to somewhere on the internet for a biography. What you need to know right now is that the adopted New Yorker is widely credited with laying the foundations in the 1970's for what would become hip-hop, coined the phrase 'The Revolution will be televised' and was an uncompromising voice of radical American politics in the Watergate era. In recent years however he'd increasingly existed more like a character from one of his own stories of urban struggle: twice imprisoned for drugs offences, he's also faced speculation around domestic violence and the possibility that he may be HIV positive.

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Gil Scott-Heron and Richie Havens - Gil Scott-Heron and Richie Havens New York City, USA - Gil Scott-Heron performs at B.B. King Blues Club - Backstage Wednesday 4th November 2009

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Gil Scott-Heron

Date of birth

1st April, 1949

Date of death

27th May, 2011

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.89


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