Gil Scott-Heron was born on April 1, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, to Gil and Bobbie Heron. As he explains in his memoir, The Last Holiday, and on his last album, “I’m New Here,” his parents divorced early in his life. When he was 18 months old, he was “moved in” with his grandmother, Lily Scott, in Jackson, TN.
In countless interviews and written material, Gil talks of his deep love for Lily Scott, with whom he lived until her death in 1961, when Gil was 12 years old. Gil’s mother, Bobbie, returned to her mother’s house in Jackson and took a job at nearby Lane College. And, together, she and Gil agreed that he would be among the students integrating the all-white junior high school in Jackson. A year later, they moved to New York City – a place Gil returned to as home, along with Washington, DC, where he began his career, for the rest of his life.
When he died on May 27, 2011, he had achieved an eclectic fan base that spanned the globe, and had published two novels and several books of poetry. He also had completed his memoir, which was released by his publisher posthumously in January 2012. In February 2012, Gil received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which was accepted by his four children: son, Rumal Rackley, and daughters Nia Kelly, Gia Scott-Heron, and Chegianna Newton. Two years later, he was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.
Gil was predeceased by his parents. His mother, Bobbie, died in 1999. Gil met his father when Gil was 26 years old, he says in his song “Hello Sunday, Hello Road.” At the same time, he met his siblings, Gail, Denis and Kenny. Kenny died in 2000, Gil Heron Sr. died in 2008, and Denis died at the end of 2014. Source http://gilscottherononline.com/
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO STAY AT HOME BROTHER…….
THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED, IT WILL BE LIVE…….