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

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

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.

Read In Modern Rap, Echoes Of Marvin Gaye's Deep, Damaged Soul

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

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

June 1, 2011 – Gaye's What's Going On is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and is getting a special reissue.

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

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

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

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Harvey Fuqua: credit: Michael Ochs Archives

Read Harvey Fuqua: From Doo-Wop To Disco

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

Read The Many Sides Of 'The Star Spangled Banner'

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

Read The Year On Vinyl: Dropping The Needle WFUV

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

Listen Marvin Gaye Honored with Belgian Food

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

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