Marvin Gaye

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Ed Sheeran beats second lawsuit over Thinking Out Loud and Let’s Get It On
Sheeran prevails two weeks after winning copyright case that also alleged similarities with Marvin Gaye’s 1973 hit

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

17, May, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Ed Sheeran cleared of infringing copyright in Marvin Gaye lawsuit
Case centered on whether Sheeran’s hit Thinking Out Loud ripped off Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On

Benjamin Lee in New York

04, May, 2023 @5:46 PM

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Ed Sheeran sings in court as part of Marvin Gaye copyright case
British singer testifies about songwriting practices and plays guitar during trial over whether he copied Gaye’s classic Let’s Get it On

Sian Cain and agencies

28, Apr, 2023 @1:33 AM

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‘At 83, I still feel sexual’: Smokey Robinson on love, joy, drugs, Motown – and his affair with Diana Ross
The music legend has just released a fabulously filthy album. He looks back on his incredible life in songwriting, and his friendships with Marvin Gaye, Berry Gordy and Aretha Franklin

Simon Hattenstone

27, Apr, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Ed Sheeran testifies in Marvin Gaye copyright case: ‘Most pop songs can fit over most pop songs’
Appearing in New York court, singer-songwriter defends his ballad Thinking Out Loud against similarities with Gaye’s song Let’s Get It On

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

26, Apr, 2023 @8:45 AM

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Barrett Strong: the Motown hitmaker was modest almost to a fault
Though he was quick to credit others’ contributions, Strong’s songwriting was absolutely critical to the label that remade American pop music

Stevie Chick

31, Jan, 2023 @3:02 PM

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Santa Claus is coming to frown! Why the best Christmas songs are sad and slow
Who says festive numbers have to be merry? Marvin Gaye’s prisoner-of-war lament is a touching treat – while Prince’s track about a guy getting over a yuletide death with banana daiquiris is the jewel of the genre

Emma John

06, Dec, 2022 @3:51 PM

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Ed Sheeran to stand trial in US over Let’s Get It On copyright complaint
Singer accused of copying his 2014 hit song Thinking Out Loud from Marvin Gaye classic

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

30, Sep, 2022 @4:50 PM

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Spare a thought for us arachnophobes this autumn | Brief letters
Brief letters: Spider horrors | Wadded against winter | Northumberland blackberries | Marvin Gaye songs for lovers | Writing letters


04, Sep, 2022 @4:17 PM

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The power of speech in Ambridge | Brief letters
Brief letters: The Archers comes clean | Getting it on | Lessons from Leningrad | Blackberry week | Counting storms | Proper penmanship


02, Sep, 2022 @3:42 PM

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Lamont Dozier: the Motown master craftsman who created miracles under pressure
As one third of a legendary songwriting and production partnership, Dozier produced a slew of indelible hits that expressed the joy and frustration of a whole generation

Alexis Petridis

09, Aug, 2022 @3:42 PM

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The Guide #36: From Marvin Gaye to the Macarena, inside one man’s quest to review over 1,000 US No 1s
In this week’s newsletter: Why Stereogum’s Tom Breihan is listening back to every Billboard No 1 hit and grading them out of ten (yes, even The Chipmunk Song)

Gwilym Mumford

27, May, 2022 @10:50 AM

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