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Saturday, 28 May 2011

Gil Scott-Heron RIP

Sad to hear of the death of Gil Scott-Heron. Last summer in NY I had the most New York experience a London music fan could ever have. The night I arrived I found out Gil was playing a free gig in Marcus Garvey Park on 120th street in Harlem. I quickly changed and headed straight up there. I found a place opposite that served Curried Goat Roti and sat on the grass and watched him perform. A memorable night and my first visit to Harlem made even more special by the amazing Bobbi Humphrey coming out to play the encore (for those of you who don't know check out the tune Harlem River Drive).

Ps - I actually wanted to name my son Gil but that was vetoed in round two.

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