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Last Holiday

Last Holiday

Author: Scott Heron Gil
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The stunning memoir of Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Gil Scott-Heron, "The Last Holiday" has been praised for bringing back to life one of the most important voices of the last fifty years. Now in paperback, "The Last Holiday" provides a remarkable glimpse into Scott-Heron's life and times, from his humble beginnings to becoming one of the most influential artists of his generation.
The memoir climaxes with a historic concert tour in which Scott-Heron's band opened for Stevie Wonder. The Hotter than July tour traveled cross-country from late 1980 through early 1981, drumming up popular support for the creation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. King's birthday, January 15, was marked with a massive rally in Washington.
A fitting testament to the achievements of an extraordinary man, "The Last Holiday" provides a moving portrait of Scott-Heron's relationship with his mother, personal recollections of Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, Clive Davis, and other musical figures, and a compelling narrative vehicle for Scott-Heron's insights into the music industry, the civil rights movement, governmental hypocrisy, and our wider place in the world. "The Last Holiday" confirms Scott-Heron as a fearless truth-teller, a powerful artist, and an inspiring observer of his times.

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General Fields

  • : 9780802120571
  • : Grove Press
  • : Grove Press
  • : December 2012
  • : 206mm X 137mm X 28mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : P
  • : 1212
  • : 318
  • : Scott Heron Gil