Gil Scott-Heron Rank
About Gil Scott-Heron
Gil Scott-Heron was a prominent entertainer in the 1970s and 80s where his spoken-words performances won him lots of admirers.
In 1971, the multi-talented American poet, author, and musician released his maiden studio album which was under the theme “Pieces of a Man”.
He’s mostly described as a pioneer of many music genres including neo-soul and hip hop.
- Bobbie Scott (mother)
- Gil Heron (father)
Before studying at Lincoln University, Gil attended The Fieldston School.
In 2012, he was posthumously awarded the ‘Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award’.
After battling with several illnesses like HIV and pneumonia, the singer died in 2011.
He has been described by many critics as the first-ever rapper.
He was inspired by a group known as ‘The Last Poets’.
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Famous quotes by Gil Scott-Heron
Every once in a while, you live long enough to get the respect that people didn't want to give while you were trying to become a senior citizen.Gil Scott-Heron
Everything that's bad for you catches on too quickly in America, because that's the easiest thing to get people to invest in, the pursuits that are easy and destructive, the ones that bring out the least positive aspects of people.Gil Scott-Heron
I've always had questions about what it meant to be a protester, to be in the minority. Are the people who are trying to find peace, who are trying to have the Constitution apply to everybody, are they really the radicals? We're not protesting from the outside. We're inside.Gil Scott-Heron
Music has the power to make me feel good like nothing else does. It gives me some peace for a while. Takes me back to who I really am.Gil Scott-Heron
You have to learn and keep learning.Gil Scott-Heron
Gil Scott-Heron's Popularity
Gil Scott-Heron was a famous American musician and author, who was born on April 1, 1949. As a person born on this date, Gil Scott-Heron is listed in our database as the 92nd most popular celebrity for the day (April 1) and the 247th most popular for the year (1949).
People born on April 1 fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram. Gil Scott-Heron is the 2606th most popular Aries.
Aside from information specific to Gil Scott-Heron's birthday, Gil Scott-Heron is the 16645th most famous American and ranks 447th in famous people born in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
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