Gil had one of the morning matinee slots at Coachella '99 on one of the smaller stages. At the time I had absolutely no idea how fortunate I was to have caught him and to have heard "There's a War Going On," which I STILL don't think has ever made it onto an album.
He always bristled if you called him a progenitor of rap music, but there was no denying he could lay down a great rap.
He loved jazz and he loved cocaine; I wish he'd loved one more and one less - but don't know if either was possible.
I'm missing, like, at least 100 of these in the big list below. I can't figure out what's up, but I DO know that Amazon hates me. THE TOP SELLERS 1. CSNY 1974 (3 CD + DVD) [Box set] (The W at Amazon) Crosby Stills Nash & Young (Rhino) 2.