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'What's Going On': A New Generation Answers

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Marvin Gaye (at left), pictured here circa 1964, at the age of 25. At right, the 24-year-old rapper Drake. Gaye died in 1984, two years before Drake was born. Charlie Gillett Collection (left) / Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images hide caption

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'What's Going On': A Departure That Defined A Generation

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Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On': Songs We Love

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Harvey Fuqua was one of the major forces at Motown Records. Michael Ochs Archives hide caption

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