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Friday, January 7, 2011

Trouble Man ~ Marvin Gaye

I can think of few disastrous celebrity stories that make me sadder than the Marvin Gaye story.

Maybe it's because I love Marvin Gaye's music so much. I see how much he influences the artists that I love today. For instance, how much does this video make you think of Usher?

Maybe because it seems so much more tragic that he died at the hands of his own father.

Maybe because his failed marriages, drug addictions, and severe emotional problems make it seem like a curse was cast along with his gift. A common thread among the truly talented.

Maybe it's what I have read about his intense grief at losing his friend and partner Tammi Terrell.

Whatever it is.......I am so glad that his music lived on. Hope you enjoy:

Bonus: How hilarious is the phone skit in this video? Freely using the word funky? Old school phones?  Oh the high tech wonders of a 1981 concert! 

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