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Marvin Gaye

Bobby Taylor

ACT ONE I was a child prodigy, born in Washington DC in 1934. My mother's parents were from San Juan, Puerto Rico. My father was a native American. I came from a family of 24 children and was the first born.

Sunday, 29 May, 2011, 12:00am

ALBUM (1973)

Marvin Gaye Let's Get It On Tamla

Show me a guy born during Tamla-Motown's golden age - the decade between 1963 and 1973 - who says he didn't use Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On album as a seduction soundtrack at least once in his life, and I'll show you a liar.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Rapper Jin Au Yeung (AKA MC Jin)

1. Khalil Fong - If You Leave Me Now The original is a favourite of mine. Khalil does the song justice with his own style.

2. Kanye West - Heartless I'm a big Kanye fan. He' experimenting with a new sound and direction.

3. Beyonce - If I Were a Boy She's singing about how she'd act if she were a boy. It reminds men how they can be jerks at times.

23 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Beauty not 'soul' reason of success as rising star set to make sweet dreams a reality

Veteran music promoter Hans Ebert prides himself on focusing on finding talented musicians, but his new discovery from the mainland certainly has the looks to go all the way besides her undoubted musical ability.

4 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Journey of a Thousand Miles

Journey of a Thousand Miles

by Lang Lang with David Ritz

Hachette, HK$245

24 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Rockferry Duffy (CD)

Welsh singer Aimee Anne Duffy, known more commonly as Duffy, is touted to become the next big (Welsh) thing, following the success of classical-crossover singer Katherine Jenkins.

11 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Waxing lyrical

Which songs feature the following lines?

1 'You're the cutest thing I ever did see, really love your peaches, wanna shake your tree.'

2 'Born down in a dead man's town, the first kick I took was when I hit the ground.'

3 'I watched with glee while your kings and queens fought for 10 decades for the gods they made.'

28 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

DJ Chris's Top 10

1. Tired of Being Alone by Al Green.

'The first soul record that really got to me - I was hooked.'

2. Family Affair by Sly and The Family Stone.

'Broke the mould of what black music was all about.'

3. Maggie May by Rod Stewart

'Unbelievably haunting soul song masquerading as a rock hit.'

14 Sep 2003 - 12:00am

Rewind to 1982

Marvin Gaye

Midnight Love


If Barry White had walked past the studio where Marvin Gaye was recording Midnight Love, he'd probably have put his head around the door and shouted: 'That's a bit sexist, Marvin. This is 1982, you know.'

6 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Rewind to 1971

Marvin Gaye

What's Going On


By 1971 Marvin Gaye - much like America itself - had reached a personal and political crossroads.

The brightest star in the Tamla Motown firmament was desperate to veer from the lean, uncomplicated R&B style that made his name.

13 Oct 2000 - 12:00am