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Julien Temple to direct Marvin Gaye biopic

Written by admin on February 17, 2011 – 8:58 pm -

Marvin Gaye biopic Julien Temple is on board to direct a Marvin Gaye biopic, according to The movie is scheduled to start shooting later this year and is tentatively titled “Sexual Healing.”

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Bobby Hebb dies aged 72

Written by admin on August 4, 2010 – 4:27 pm -

Bobby Hebb has died aged 72 from lung cancer. He passed away yesterday (August 3) at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

Hebb was a singer-songwriter best known for his composition of the classic song “Sunny,” which he took to number two on the US pop charts in 1966.

Bobby Hebb

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Crowe to direct Marvin Gaye biopic

Written by admin on May 18, 2010 – 8:28 pm -

Cameron Crowe has long been rumoured to be developing a Marvin Gaye biopic, but now the film looks set to happen.

Terrence Howard to play Marvin Gaye
Howard to play Marvin Gaye
The website, Deadline, reports that Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard is on board to play the Motown legend. Will Smith had been approached but turned the role down. I’m glad of that. Will is a fine actor, but can anyone imagine him played Marvin Gaye?

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T.A.M.I. Show DVD – review

Written by admin on April 23, 2010 – 9:33 pm -

Harley Payette reviews the long awaited T.A.M.I. Show DVD, which is one of the “must have” music DVDs of 2010.

When I bought Shout Factory’s first ever issue of the legendary lost concert film The TAMI Show, my night was shot. I spent two hours watching the movie. Then there were another two plus hours soaking up the special features and replaying favorite moments. Then there was the trip to my CD collection to revisit the original recordings of all the great hits I had heard in the show.

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UK votes on best ever political songs

Written by admin on April 21, 2010 – 6:43 am -

The UK’s New Statesmen magazine has published a list of the top 20 political songs, as voted for by their readers and members of the Political Studies Association.

Not surprisingly, the list contains some of the most famous protest songs of all time, including John Lennon’s “Imagine,” Bob Dylan’s “The Times They are a-Changin'” and Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land,” which takes the top spot.

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