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Morning: A tribute to Gil Scott-Heron 1949 – 2011

A music pioneer has passed on. Poet and spoken-word musician, Gil Scott-Heron, died in a New York City hospital yesterday at the age of 62. He reportedly became ill after returning from a European trip. Scott-Heron became famous for his well-known song, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” from his first album “125th and Lenox” (1970).  Other versions of the composition appeared on the artist’s other albums including “Pieces of a Man” (1971). Scott-Heron was known for his songs that spoke of social and political issues. He’s considered an inspiration for... Read More →

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