RIP Gil Scott-Heron

I just found out that one of my heroes, Gil Scott-Heron died yesterday in a New York hospital.  He was 62. Gil Scott-Heron was a poet,  novelist and a political activist. He first came to public attention in 1970 through his song The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. According to CNN, the song was banned by several radio stations in the US.

In recent years, Scott-Heron fought drug addiction and served prison sentences in 2001 and 2007 for drug possession. In 2008, he admitted to having contracted HIV. However Nowhere Towers prefers to remember him as a giant among men. An outstanding poet who never lost his razor-sharp wit. This is our tribute to him.

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