Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Gil Scott-Heron Dead: 'The Revolution Will Not Be Televised' Author Dies At 62: The author of the song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" – which helped pioneer sounds that would fuse to become rap – has died in New York City. Musician Gil Scott-Heron was 62.

A friend who answered the telephone listed for his Manhattan recording company confirms he died Friday afternoon at a hospital. Doris C. Nolan says he died after becoming sick upon returning from a European trip.

Scott-Heron recorded "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" in the 1970s in Harlem. Scott-Heron was born in Chicago on April 1, 1949. He was raised in Jackson, Tenn.
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