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Dan...
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maybe.....BUT, will he EVER be allowed to return to Australia
this is not a quiz
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I'm hearing only good about this release.

And a past (and present) like Gil's only adds to the interest.

Hell, they let Snoop Dogg in. Does Rusty Crowe count himself as a Gil Scott-Heron fan? It did the trick for Snoop.......
Dan...
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i reckon he'd be let in, whether he'd want to come or not is another matter.

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short memories
Dan...
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Hey, I was only ten-years-old in 1996! Did something go down?

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bluesfestadmin wrote:
maybe.....BUT, will he EVER be allowed to return to Australia
this is not a quiz
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But you ARE up for a challenge aren't you???

namaste
RR
Dan...
Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 4:25:34 PM
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sadly gil has passed. :-(

i did end up hearing the full story of his 'visit' in '96. sounds like it did good things for a young guy by the name of ben harper who was his support act.

this is essential reading: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/09/100809fa_fact_wilkinson

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ScottM
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Damn, missed him by a month last year, was hoping to see him at the next possible opportunity.

A great poet in his day, despite any transgressions along the way. And last year's album helped to give him the right kind of musical send off. R.I.P.
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2011 8:45:27 PM
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Dan... wrote:
sadly gil has passed. :-(

i did end up hearing the full story of his 'visit' in '96. sounds like it did good things for a young guy by the name of ben harper who was his support act.

this is essential reading: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/09/100809fa_fact_wilkinson


Great article, sad passing. Prpbably not the most easy character to handle for a promoter, but what a unique talent. been alternating through 'lady day' and 'home is where...' this afternoon...
RaucousReg
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oldbilly1 wrote:
Dan... wrote:
sadly gil has passed. :-(

i did end up hearing the full story of his 'visit' in '96. sounds like it did good things for a young guy by the name of ben harper who was his support act.

this is essential reading: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/08/09/100809fa_fact_wilkinson


Great article, sad passing. Prpbably not the most easy character to handle for a promoter, but what a unique talent. been alternating through 'lady day' and 'home is where...' this afternoon...



Incredibly sad news.

Mrs Reg and I are watching Black Wax.

namaste
RR



http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/scottheron-godfather-of-rap-dies-at-62-20110528-1fa1b.html

Scott-Heron, 'Godfather of Rap', dies at 62
May 28, 2011 - 10:34PM

The legendary US musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron, known as the "Godfather of Rap," has died in New York at the age of 62, his recording company announced.

The musician, best known for his song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised", died Friday at a New York hospital, according to XL Recordings.

Born in 1949, Scott-Heron first gained fame for his poetry and spoken word performances in the late 1960s.

His early albums, "Pieces of a Man" and "Winter in America", have been credited with influencing future hip hop musicians.

But it was his 1970 recording of "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" that made Scott-Heron famous.

Much of Scott-Heron's music reflected his struggle with an addiction to drugs and alcohol.

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