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(Detroit Free Press)   Michigan has found a way to bring some loving here today, declaring "What's Going On Day" in memory of the 50th anniversary of the Marvin Gaye hit   (freep.com) divider line
    More: Cool, Marvin Gaye, Motown, Motown Museum, Berry Gordy, 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye, special tribute, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, What's Going On  
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2021-01-19 5:38:12 PM  
Oh, Mercy Mercy Me.
 
2021-01-19 5:40:04 PM  
Hospitals around the state are offering discounted Sexual Healing services.
 
2021-01-19 5:41:33 PM  
Well, I'll be doggone.
 
2021-01-19 5:43:21 PM  
Right on, baby. Right on.
 
2021-01-19 5:43:58 PM  
I remember being a kid and the AM station breaking in to the radio, "Marvin Gaye shot dead in LA" and my mom, who grew up on MoTown, and exposed me to a lifetime love of music, crying out and dropping the knife and sobbing.
 
2021-01-19 5:46:53 PM  

rickythepenguin: crying out and dropping the knife and sobbing.


ha.  i should add she was preparing dinner....
 
2021-01-19 5:52:50 PM  
Marvin Gaye thread?

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2021-01-19 5:57:31 PM  
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2021-01-19 6:14:22 PM  
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2021-01-19 6:50:17 PM  
That whole album is beyond impressive.  I can't think of a better word than haunting to describe the way so many of those of the songs sound.
 
2021-01-19 7:24:37 PM  
Even by 90's standards the lead singer of 4 Non Blondes looks like she smells bad
 
2021-01-19 7:48:39 PM  
Husker Du - What's Going On
Youtube JdiZB-CSDP0
 
2021-01-19 7:50:16 PM  

Uzzah: Hospitals around the state are offering discounted Sexual Healing services.


We legalized weed. Now it's time to legalize prostitution (in brothels only) and use the taxes from it to fund education and health care.

Sexual healing, indeed.
 
2021-01-19 7:51:14 PM  
Marvin Gay was the soundtrack for every teenage sexcapade I ever had.   That man got me more tail than any other three artists combined.

Dude needs a whole statue and memorial park as far as I'm concerned.
 
2021-01-19 8:17:21 PM  

rickythepenguin: rickythepenguin: crying out and dropping the knife and sobbing.

ha.  i should add she was preparing dinner....


Glad the follow up wasn't, "that announcement saved my life!"
 
2021-01-19 8:19:42 PM  

WonderDave1: rickythepenguin: rickythepenguin: crying out and dropping the knife and sobbing.

ha.  i should add she was preparing dinner....

Glad the follow up wasn't, "that announcement saved my life!"


Or, "we had to sterilize it again before the bris"
 
2021-01-19 8:28:03 PM  
Marvin Gaye - Got to give it up
Youtube hcyw9QJwfY0
 
2021-01-20 1:07:41 AM  
His work with Tammi Terrell was amazing.
 
2021-01-20 7:32:57 PM  
But then on the negative side of things, Trump issued a pardon to Kwame Kilpatrick today. Creep.
 
2021-01-20 8:37:28 PM  

rickythepenguin: I remember being a kid and the AM station breaking in to the radio, "Marvin Gaye shot dead in LA" and my mom, who grew up on MoTown, and exposed me to a lifetime love of music, crying out and dropping the knife and sobbing.


I was 14 & watching the Easter Seals telethon on Detroit TV when they announced the news; needless to say the rest of the telethon was deflated. I learned recently his father Marvin Sr had a brain tumor when he shot his son. Just an incredible waste of life all around.
 
2021-01-20 11:09:15 PM  

ThePea: \I was 14 & watching the Easter Seals telethon on Detroit TV when they announced the news; needless to say the rest of the telethon was deflated. I learned recently his father Marvin Sr had a brain tumor when he shot his son. Just an incredible waste of life all around.


Guh.  during a telethon!  damn.

yeah a weird sense memory. beans on the stove, was cutting onions or whatever, in a tiny tiny house with a tiny kitchen on the Rez outside Phoenix, and me in the living room, probably playing shiatty Atari 2600 or whatever  She had the radio on KUKQ which was then an R&B station, playing then-new rap, the odd Stevie Wonder song, and of course, old school MoTown, the Tempts, the Four Tops, (she never cared much for the Supremes!), Bobby Womack (oh how she loves brother Bobby!).....

and yeah.  i heard them break in live and announce the news.  she was devastated.  I ran up to her and hugged her as she was doubled over on the sink.  I was last at the house about a decade ago and was like, "oh yeah.....here's where the Marvin Gaye thing happened....man that was a long time ago."
 
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