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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.


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.

Marvin Gaye.

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.


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.


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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