Saturday, 2 June 2012

What's Going On/What's Happening Brother? - Marvin Gaye


Every now and again, I get a little bit upset that musicians who have given an awful lot of awesome output to the world have been taken from us too soon. Marvin Gaye is one such person and this live performance of his award winning single What's Going On from the album of the same name goes to show that a song to the backdrop of drug abuse, rising taxes, police brutality, war and pollution is as relevant now as it ever was. 

Marvin Gaye was one day away from 45 when he was fatally shot by his father in 1984; just under one year before I was born. Rest in peace.