Posts Tagged ‘gil scott-heron’

*For Gil…

Yul Bookal collapses on the coffin bearing the body of his son Marc Anthony Bookal, during funeral services for the child at the House of Refuge in the City of Newburgh, NY on Saturday, April 24, 2010. Bookal is the four year-old Newburgh boy who went mis

“Winter in America.” It’s been a week since musician Gil Scott-Heron has passed away at 62. Heron was certainly much more than a poet and songwriter whose infectious tunes just had a way of staying with you, even after nearly 30 years. He liked to call himself a “bluesologist” and I’d heard in one interview […]

Gil Scott-Heron. b. April 1, 1949 – d. May 27, 2011.


Recording artist Gil Scott-Heron performing at the Asbury Park Community Center in Asbury Park, NJ in 1993. Heron, sometimes known as the godfather of rap was born in Chicago on April 1, 1949, and raised in Jackson, TN. He died on May 27, 2011 in Harlem. He was 62. © I just learned this […]