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Gil Scott-Heron

1949 - 2011

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Gilbert Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American jazz poet, singer, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken-word performer in the 1970s and 1980s. His collaborative efforts with musician Brian Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. He referred to himself as a "bluesologist", his own term for "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gil Scott-Heron has received more than 2,964,615 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Gil Scott-Heron is the 1,175th most popular singer (down from 1,115th in 2019), the 6,306th most popular biography from United States (down from 6,153rd in 2019) and the 318th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Gil Scott-Heron ranks 1,175 out of 3,528Before him are Salvador Sobral, James Arthur, Elissa, Bob Benny, Jelena Karleuša, and Ana Torroja. After him are Daimaou Kosaka, Gertrud Elisabeth Mara, Mahsun Kırmızıgül, Hansi Hinterseer, Kenan Doğulu, and Paulina Rubio.

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Among people born in 1949, Gil Scott-Heron ranks 373Before him are Moto Hagio, Letizia Moratti, Boualem Sansal, Stephen Gyllenhaal, Manfred Burgsmüller, and John Podesta. After him are Leopoldo Brenes, Gates McFadden, Ivan Kostov, Bob Backlund, Kayahan, and Alan White. Among people deceased in 2011, Gil Scott-Heron ranks 262Before him are Peter Post, Kenneth Mars, Marco Simoncelli, Abderrahmane Mahjoub, Max van der Stoel, and Bob Benny. After him are Dana Wynter, Mikhail Simonov, Birgitta Trotzig, Amparo Muñoz, Gunnar Fischer, and Georg Sterzinsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Gil Scott-Heron ranks 6,306 out of 18,182Before him are Lucius Shepard (1943), James B. Conant (1893), Richard Anuszkiewicz (1930), Alan Ruck (1956), L. Q. Jones (1927), and Michael Bowen (1957). After him are John Wooden (1910), Jo Jones (1911), Mike Todd (1909), Jane Bowles (1917), Leslie West (1945), and Lydia Davis (1947).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Gil Scott-Heron ranks 318Before him are Bob Hite (1943), Thomas Hampson (1955), Steve Porcaro (1957), Mandy Moore (1984), Lhasa de Sela (1972), and Jeanette MacDonald (1903). After him are Sherrill Milnes (1935), Nancy Wilson (1937), Bob Welch (1945), Darlene Love (1941), Vikki Carr (1941), and Nick Carter (1980).

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