'Revolution' artist Gil Scott-Heron dies
May 27th, 2011
11:17 PM ET

'Revolution' artist Gil Scott-Heron dies

Gil Scott-Heron, a poet and musician best known for the song "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," died Friday, his publicist at XL Recordings said.

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  1. Joey

    Thank you, Cesar. I didn't remember it from that show.

    May 28, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey

    I've missed a lot of fun in life, such as lots of Lucy TV, because I was always sitting in front of a d#"n pianoforte, splitting the skin on my fingers (during winter weather) in spite of tincture of benzoin, New-Skin, and Band-Aids.
    Tonight I have to go to bed early to get up at 5:00 AM on Sunday to start the whole mess again.
    I wouldn't swap with anybody, though.
    I just wish I didn't have to splain that serious pianists can't live of drugs and booze very long.

    May 28, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Joey

    I've worked with many artists who pass airplane trips knitting.
    Right now, this blog is my knitting, and I love it.
    Some troll told me (again) today to get a job. He has no idea.
    Down time on here makes my up time bubble.
    Suns still up, but gotta go to sleep.

    May 28, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jason

    That's right Joey, good sound sleep is a gotta. I'll take sleep over caffeine anytime.

    May 28, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    The guy was a first class crack head. If he was the father of hip hop garbage music...then GOOD RIDDANCE.

    May 28, 2011 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    @9:43 Troll: Shut up stupid.

    May 28, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Axelle

    This would be a good wedding gift to my inafcee because she really wants one but since were having a baby money is kinda tight right now

    March 14, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
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