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Marvin Gaye’s family awarded $7.4 million for “Blurred Lines” copyright breach

Written by admin on March 11, 2015 – 8:38 pm -

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have been ordered to pay Marvin Gaye’s family $7.4 million for copying elements of Gaye’s 1977 song “Got to Give It Up” in their song “Blurred Lines”.

Gaye’s family will now ask the courts to prohibit sales of “Blurred Lines” until an agreement on future royalties has been established.

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Lenny Kravitz pulls out of Marvin Gaye biopic

Written by admin on March 5, 2013 – 9:32 pm -

Lenny Kravitz is no longer going to play Marvin Gaye in the biopic “Sexual Healing”. Deadline Hollywood reports that the role will instead be played by Jesse L Martin, who is best known for playing Detective Ed Green on NBC television’s “Law & Order”.

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Song of the Week #69 – “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”

Written by admin on August 29, 2011 – 11:04 am -

Marvin Gaye’s superb recording of “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” is Song of the Week on Classic Pop Icons.

“I Heard It Through The Grapevine” was released on single on October 30, 1968, backed with “You’re What’s Happening (in the World Today).” It had already appeared on Gaye’s ninth solo album “In the Groove.”

I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye

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Motown Gold from The Ed Sullivan Show

Written by admin on August 19, 2011 – 10:24 am -

Motown Gold from The Ed Sullivan Show Ed Sullivan showcased most of the legendary Motown acts on his television show throughout the 1960s and early 1970s, including the Jackson 5, the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Temptations and the Four Tops. These superb performances have now been fully restored for release in the US and Canada on a 2-DVD set titled “Motown Gold from The Ed Sullivan Show

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T.A.M.I. Show DVD gets UK release

Written by admin on February 27, 2011 – 10:26 pm -

The T.A.M.I. Show Collector's Edition DVD Finally, the excellent “T.A.M.I. Show” is out on DVD in the UK. The DVD was released in March 2010 in the US and was one of the best music DVD releases of the year.

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