Gil Scott-Heron Memoir Due Out Jan. 16
Tue, 20 Dec 2011 12:06:17
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Gil Scott-Heron's memoir is set to be published on Jan. 16.
It's a posthumous release, titled The Last Holiday, and will be released by Canongate. The date, which coincides with Martin Luther King Day, is clearly intentional, as the memoir chronicles the late singer's civil rights activism and his 1980-81 tour with Stevie Wonder to establish the national holiday.
According to Billboard, an audio extract of the book is also available, featuring Heron reading the early version of a chapter about John Lennon's murder. The former Beatles' death fell during Heron's tour with Wonder, as the pair brought their "Hotter Than July" tour to the Oakland Coliseum. How cool is that? It'll be like Heron is speaking from the grave.
Heron died in May at 62.
Do you want to read The Last Holiday?