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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gil Scott Heron Dies


NEW YORK (AP) — The author of the song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" — which helped pioneer sounds that would fuse to become rap — has died in New York City. Musician Gil Scott-Heron was 62.

A friend who answered the telephone listed for his Manhattan recording company confirms he died Friday afternoon at a hospital. Doris C. Nolan says he died after becoming sick upon returning from a European trip.

Scott-Heron recorded "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" in the 1970s in Harlem.

He mixed minimalistic percussion and spoken-word performances tinged with politics in a style he sometimes referred to as bluesology. He recorded more than a dozen albums and wrote a handful of books.

Winter In America:

Relevant as much now as when it was first written.

Rest in peace.

1 comment:

  1. I loved Gil Scott-Heron. I can still hear his rich voice reciting "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised". His work is more relevant than ever, since it truly is winter in America.