Gil Scott-Heron

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1995 (The 1996 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2024 (ranked #25 in the Influences - Rock Era category) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Pieces of a Man (1971)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1970)

Gil Scott-Heron @ Wikipedia

Gil Scott-Heron Videos

Will Gil Scott-Heron be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


12 comments so far (post your own)

The induction will not be televised....

Posted by joker on Tuesday, 02.3.09 @ 21:15pm

Very influential proto-rap style musician, singer, and poet.

Posted by Joe-Skee on Tuesday, 06.16.09 @ 12:54pm

Highly influential to Hip-Hop

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 06.29.10 @ 07:56am

Digitaldreamdoor lists the following artists as Influential on Hip Hop:

"James Brown
Mariah Carey
Millie Jackson
Neneh Cherry
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Miles Davis
Teena Marie
Sneaker Pimps
Chaka Khan & Rufus
The Last Poets
Red Hot Chilli Peppers

I'm sorry but how can anyone compile a list like this and leave out Gil Scott-Heron? It's this kind of ignorance that led to Rolling Stone Magazine being such a joke publication; it's the typical "I've never heard of them, so they mustn't be important" mentality. I mean, one review of Gil Scott-Heron's work on Allmusic calls him: "Influential upon every generation of hip hop since his popularity began!!" Anyway, my rant for the day.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 03.20.11 @ 10:17am

It also missed out kraftwerk, who laid the ground for most the beats used in hip hop.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 03.20.11 @ 10:47am

Yeah, no kidding, the list was apparently compiled by "Stereo Williams." If I were Stereo Williams, I wouldn't be so open as to provide a link to my blog next to my name if I made such glaring omissions...

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 03.20.11 @ 10:50am

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Posted by Roy on Friday, 05.27.11 @ 22:53pm

RIP, Gil Scott-Heron

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 05.28.11 @ 02:53am

Here's hoping for some sympathy votes this coming election.


Peace go with you, Brother

Posted by Chalkie on Wednesday, 06.1.11 @ 18:12pm

He should be inducted before any more 80s-90s Rap acts are inducted. Same goes for the Last Poets.

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 02.24.13 @ 15:49pm

Gil-Scot Heron should be on the lsit of snubs, not in this list - he is of the rock era - his spoken word numbers were proto-rap. He is probably the biggest snub!

Posted by jb on Monday, 12.9.13 @ 14:18pm


Posted by Roy on Saturday, 03.28.15 @ 07:40am

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