Marvin Gaye

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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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The greatest songs about the climate crisis – ranked!
As Cop26 opens in Glasgow, we provide the soundtrack, ranging from Gojira’s metal fury to gorgeous environmental paeans by Childish Gambino, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell

Alexis Petridis

28, Oct, 2021 @12:30 PM

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What’s Going On at 50: Marvin Gaye’s masterpiece is still so true to life
The unresolved, discordant elements make this album truly timeless – that, and the fact that too few of its concerns have been addressed since 1971

Emily Lordi

20, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Sheila E: 'I'm mad that Prince isn't here any more'
Following childhood abuse, music saved the musician’s life – and led to a creative and romantic partnership with Prince. Now she’s passing on her skills and beating the drum for Biden

Emine Saner

11, Sep, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Diana Ross's greatest songs – ranked!
It’s 50 years since the Supreme diva released her debut solo album. Here’s 20 of her best, from tear-stained showtunes to anthems of black feminism

Daphne A Brooks

18, Jun, 2020 @12:30 PM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-1
Look back on our complete countdown of the greatest UK No 1s, from the Beatles to Baby D, and So Solid Crew to Suzi Quatro

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 10, Marvin Gaye – I Heard It Through the Grapevine
A heady mix of loss, defiance and lust, Gaye’s only UK No 1 is a testament to the Motown singer’s captivating depth – and a glimpse of the masterwork to come

Ammar Kalia

25, May, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The 50 greatest Christmas songs – ranked!
From John Fahey, the Sonics and the Waitresses to Slade, Wizzard and Mariah Carey, we count down the best festive numbers

Michael Hann

05, Dec, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Seafront healing: Marvin Gaye museum mooted in Belgian town he loved
Ostend tourist board plans tribute to singer who spent 18 months recovering from his addictions in faded fishing town

Daniel Boffey in Ostend

17, Aug, 2019 @4:00 AM

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Ernie Barnes: the overlooked legacy of the athlete turned celebrity artist
The work of the football player who became a painter is finally being celebrated, from his Olympics artwork to his Marvin Gaye album cover

Nadja Sayej

27, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Marvin Gaye: You're the Man review – 'lost album' at crossroads of soul | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Remixed and repackaged collection finds a troubled artist caught between the socially conscious What’s Going On and the Motown machine

Alexis Petridis

28, Mar, 2019 @12:00 PM

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