The original 1974 "Anthology" album cover
Twenty-seven years ago today we lost the late, great Marvin Gaye on the eve of his 45th birthday. I fell in love with the man and the music as a teenager in the 70s. I remember sitting in my bedroom, door shut, playing "Marvin Gaye's Anthology" over and over on my record player, arm open for continuous repeat, reading the liner notes on the album cover, looking at his handsome face, and dreaming of the future. Today, all these years later, his music is always in heavy rotation - in my mind, on my iPod, and yes, even on vinyl - those old original albums still scratching the magic out.
An amazing recording of him performing his classics live.The messages are as relevant today as they were then.