May 28, 2011

Jazz News: Gil Scott-Heron is Dead at 62

Gil Scott-Heron, an important musician, poet, and voice of black protest in the 1970s, has died. The New York Times has the story.

Gil Scott-Heron, Voice of Black Culture, Dies at 62 
By Ben Sisario
Gil Scott-Heron, the poet and recording artist whose syncopated spoken style and mordant critiques of politics, racism and mass media in pieces like "The Revolution Wil Not Be Televised" made him a notable voice of black protest culture in the 1970s and an important early influence on hip-hop, died on Friday at a hospital in Manhattan. More...

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