Marvin Gaye has today’s almost forgotten track

Marvin Gaye, despite a well documented and difficult personal life, made incredible music over three decades, and a fourth if you count his work before he joined Motown…the Detroit label saw something in him, but his initial work there was as a drummer on demo sessions…Berry Gordy was working on his presentation and style, though, and, soon enough, he became an artist for the company, racking up hit after hit after hit throughout the sixties…we’re going all the way back to 1963 today for one of his earliest and, easily, one of his best…

 

Greg Simpson

Greg Simpson firmly believes his career in the music industry officially began on March 14, 1965 when a band gave him ten dollars as commission for helping them find a gig. He hasn’t looked back since then and looks forward to celebrating his fiftieth in 2015 with an enormous party paid for by the hundreds of dollars he’s made since then.

His career has covered all aspects from radio for many years, and including working for record labels, artists and, since 1992,Canadian Music Week where he programs the radio stream and manages all conference streams and events in real time annually. He also attends half a dozen conferences a year doing research for CMW and is generally accepted as a knowledgeable cat with a few stories to tell. At the root of it all, though, is his undying love for music and musicians.

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Published on February 7, 2018 at 9:05 pm by Greg Simpson

Comments

February 7, 2018 - 9:16 pm

BMCQ

Marvin was a Giant Talent and unfortunately we only saw a very small part of what he had to offer.

I Still enjoy looking back at a lot of his performances.
If one gets a chance they should make the effort to watch the Documentary on MoTown and the Funk Brothers called Standing in the Shadows of Motown”, a wonderful way to spend an evening.

I still go back once or twice a week to watch and listen to various performances.

I was in Detroit for two days in December last year and made a point of getting to some of those places shown in the Documentary.

Thab]bis for this.


February 10, 2018 - 8:12 am

Greg Simpson

Thanks BMCQ…I took my daughter to the Hitsville museum once, and thrilled myself by standing in the very spot that Stevie Wonder stood in one of the photos on the wall…great time…


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