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Stevie Wonder, John Legend and The Roots are among the stars who will take to the stage this summer (10) for shows honouring soul legend Marvin Gaye.
This year (11) marks the 40th anniversary of the 1971 release of Gaye's landmark album, What's Going On, and a number of events have been planned to celebrate.
Legend and The Roots will re-create Gaye's songs backed by the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on 3 and 4 May (11) in honour of the late singer's performance at the same venue on 1 May 1972.
Wonder will also mark the anniversary by staging a What's Going On tribute concert in California in July (11). The show, which will feature performances from Rickey Minor and Janelle Monae, will take place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on 24 July (11).


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Jensen Lee

This is a great opportunity to revisit the music of Marvin Gaye. Gaye’s “What’s Going On” was a departure from his love songs of the past. Inspired by his brother’s experiences in Vietnam, Gaye’s masterpiece was almost not released by Motown head Berry Gordy, who didn’t believe it was commercial. On my Rockaeology blog at bit.ly/fIqvPt is the story of the innovative studio techniques, like dual lead vocal tracks, that helped make “What’s Going On” revolutionary.
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