Marvin Gaye was a unique talent. He was born on April 2, 1939. He died on April 1, 1984. I imagine that all deaths are untimely, however, our nation was robbed of a musical genius in a particularly lousy manner when Marvin was shot by his father.
How many villagers remember when Marvin Gaye sang the National Anthem at the 1983 NBA All-Star game back in the day? That remains the best-ever rendition of the national anthem at any sporting event in my view.
I have two Marvin Gaye CDs in my car right now. I'll listen to them throughout the day in tribute to the man and his music.
Here is a nine-minute excerpt from the long out-of-circulation 1973 film, "Save The Children." The background music to this video is What's Going On and What's Happening Brother.
Today, we celebrate the life of an American legend. I encourage all villagers to leave a comment here on your memories of Marvin Gaye.