MUHAMMAD ALI AND GIL SCOTT-HERON: The Roxy, Los Angeles, 1977.
BT: “These guys were the biggest flirts with the ladies, but that night they were talking about how to bring international pressure to bear, for the release of Nelson Mandela. They knew that the music was about protest as well as ‘shake that ass’. This was a time, remember, when PR had not yet taken over. They weren’t worried about some publicist saying, ‘Oh my goodness, you shouldn’t talk about this – you’re going to damage your brand.’”