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Recording artist Ed Sheeran prepares to speak to the media outside New York Federal Court after wining his copyright infringement trial on Thursday in New York. A John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Questlove, shown here performing in New York City in June, won an Oscar in March for his documentary, Summer of Soul. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Mythical Games hide caption

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'Fresh Air' presents: Christmas with Questlove

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Marvin Gaye's 1971 album, What's Going On is regarded for its depiction of the social unrest of the time, as well as its musical beauty. Gems/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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On a Brooklyn street in September 1971, a sea of fists greets the caskets of several of the incarcerated men killed in the violent clash at Attica Correctional Facility that month. Charles Frattini/NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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Lil Baby performs during a Juneteenth voter registration rally on June 19, 2020 at Murphy Park Fairgrounds in Atlanta, Ga. One week earlier, he released "The Bigger Picture," a song protesting police brutality. Paras Griffin/Getty Images hide caption

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When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? from the singer Billie Eilish is on our short list of the best albums out on March 29. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: Our Top 7 Albums Out On March 29

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

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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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