Gil Scott-Heron’s autobiography will see a release this January, eight months after he passed away.
The book is called The Last Holiday: A Memoir and details Scott-Heron’s 1980-81 tour with Stevie Wonder during which they campaigned to get Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday observed in the USA and also talks about the singer’s part in the civil rights movement.
It will be released on January 16, 2012 through Canongate books.
Scott-Heron’s music was a post-soul jazz-infused mixture of styles that had elements of rap years before the term was coined.
His last album was the 2010 release I’m New Here, which was remixed in its entirety by Jamie xx.
Scott-Heron died in New York in May this year at the age of 62.
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Check out Gil Scott-Heron talking about his life with the owner of Canongate Books, Jamie Byng below: