Gil Scott‐Heron
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1949-04-01
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Gil Scott‐Heron

Gil Scott‐Heron Biography (Wikipedia)

Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken-word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was "bluesologist", which he defined as "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues". His music, most notably on Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul.

Scott-Heron remained active until his death, and in 2010 released his first new album in 16 years, entitled I'm New Here. A memoir he had been working on for years up to the time of his death, The Last Holiday, was published posthumously in January 2012.

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Lady Day And John Coltrane
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Lady Day And John Coltrane
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The Bottle
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The Bottle
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Me And The Devil
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Me And The Devil
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Winter In America
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Winter In America
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Johannesburg (Glastonbury 1986)
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Johannesburg (Glastonbury 1986)
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Blue Colour (Glastonbury 1986)
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Blue Colour (Glastonbury 1986)
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I'll Take Care Of U
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I'll Take Care Of U
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Racetrack In France
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Racetrack In France
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Johannesburg
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Johannesburg
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When You Are Who You Are
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When You Are Who You Are
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Shut 'Um Down
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Shut 'Um Down
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'B' Movie (Intro, Poem, Song)
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'B' Movie (Intro, Poem, Song)
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Paint It Black
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Paint It Black
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Whitey On The Moon
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Whitey On The Moon
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Grandma's Hands
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Grandma's Hands
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New York is Killing Me
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New York is Killing Me
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 1986
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
1986-06-20T09:37:48
20
Jun
1986

Glastonbury: 1986

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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