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Poet and songwriter was hailed as 'Godfather of Rap' after penning The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 29 may 2011

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This article titled “Gil Scott-Heron dies aged 62” was written by David Sharrock, for guardian.co.uk on Saturday 28th May 2011 08.49 UTC

The musician and poet Gil Scott-Heron – best known for his pioneering rap The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – has died at the age of 62, having fallen ill after a European trip.

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