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Marvin Gaye

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Marvin Gaye
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Marvin Gaye artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

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February 7, 2003 At the 1983 NBA All-Star Game, Gaye stole the show with his singular rendition.

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Detail of cover art from the 1974 album Marvin Gaye Live!

May 3, 2012 Granted access to Marvin Gaye's raw tracks, some Oakland youths have updated his protest anthem.

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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.

June 17, 2011 The new song "Marvin's Room" by rapper Drake glances back at Gaye's sultry, vulnerable persona.

Harvey Fuqua: credit: Michael Ochs Archives

July 13, 2010 Hear five unforgettable songs that wouldn't sound the same without Fuqua, who died July 6.

May 5, 2008 A new bistro in Washington honors the memory of Motown legend Marvin Gaye.

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Marvin Gaye in concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

August 7, 2000 Marvin Gaye's classic faced the forces shaping American culture at the beginning of the '70s.

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Marvin Gaye performs in the Netherlands on July 1, 1980.

May 21, 2011 Hear every song from the record, and read NPR staffers' reflections on the album's lasting legacy.

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Marvin Gaye walks ahead of his Rolls Royce in Notting Hill, London, in 1976.

November 20, 2013 Forty years ago, young Britannia went crazy for soul music. Listen to this 24/7 mix to find out why.

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January 20, 2009 "The Star Spangled Banner" has inspired some memorable interpretations over the years.

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December 11, 2008 Here are 10 releases from 2008 that are worth the extra effort of being heard on vinyl.

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  • Album: What's Going On: 40th Anniversary
  • Artist: Marvin Gaye
  • Released: 2011