The Last Holiday: A Memoir


The Last Holiday: A Memoir


 Annotation:   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 50 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.

Additional details:
Weight: .8
Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1.1
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 0802120571
Publisher: Grove Press
Author: Gil Scott-Heron
Pages: 318
Publication date: December 25, 2012

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