Thinking about Marvin..
On this very day, the world was robbed of a great man who within his own contradictions and conflicts was able to teach us all how to love and to live unconditionally. This very man who came in after the reign of Sam Cooke /Jackie Wilson would later pave the way for the Stevie Wonders/Donny Hathaways plus countless others. One of the many things I admired about Mr. Gaye was that he did not settle for the status quo, he wasn’t afraid to push the envelope and raise the stakes. He celebrated the love, the pain, the disdain and the triumph through his music while effortlessly raising the bar.
Ironically, I had just purchased the “Live in Belgium” DVD a few days ago and I even did a mini tribute in my Dj set this past Sunday.
We Love You Marvin Gaye.
Ps: Bugsy Wilcox, Frank Blair and Gordon Banks where are you!? (a huge bravo!)
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