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James Brown was 'annoyed' when Stones closed show instead of him, says Mick Jagger

James Brown was 'annoyed' when Stones closed show instead of him, says Mick Jagger

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) --Mick Jagger says he remembers the night his band the Rolling Stones closed a multi-artist show featuring James Brown in the early 1960s.
Karen Butler
Robin Thicke performs emotional ballad in honor of estranged wife at BET Awards

Robin Thicke performs emotional ballad in honor of estranged wife at BET Awards

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) --Recording artist Robin Thicke dedicated his performance of "Forever Love" at the BET awards to estranged wife Paula Patton.
Evan Bleier

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Anna Gordy Gaye, ex-wife of Marvin Gaye, dies at 92

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Anna Gordy Gaye, the ex-wife of Marvin Gaye, has died in Los Angeles of natural causes, her family said. She was 92.
Marvin Gaye's family settles 'Blurred Lines' case with Sony/ATV

Marvin Gaye's family settles 'Blurred Lines' case with Sony/ATV

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Marvin Gaye's children claim Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" sounds too similar to their late father's "Got to Give it Up."
Kate Stanton
Metallica to play the Apollo Theater in New York

Metallica to play the Apollo Theater in New York

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The heavy metal band Metallica says it will play the iconic Apollo Theater in New York next month.
Robin Thicke files copyright lawsuit against Marvin Gaye's family

Robin Thicke files copyright lawsuit against Marvin Gaye's family

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and Clifford Harris Jr. filed a lawsuit in California against Marvin Gaye's family in a dispute over copyright infringement.

PR man Max Clifford charged with molesting girls decades ago

LONDON, April 27 (UPI) -- A British public relations man who has represented stars including Frank Sinatra and Marvin Gaye was charged Friday with molesting girls between 1966 and 1985.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, April 2, 2013.
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Jesse L. Martin to play singer Marvin Gaye in bio-picture

Jesse L. Martin to play singer Marvin Gaye in bio-picture

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- "Law & Order" star Jesse L. Martin has replaced Lenny Kravitz in director Julien Temple's Marvin Gaye bio-picture "Sexual Healing," The Hollywood Reporter said.

Zoo plays music to get panda to mate

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- An Edinburgh Zoo spokeswoman said a panda's radio station has been switched from Classic FM to Smooth Radio in hopes the music will encourage him to mate.
Outside View" Not understanding 'What's Going On' in Iran, Obama croons 'War Is Not the Answer'

Outside View" Not understanding 'What's Going On' in Iran, Obama croons 'War Is Not the Answer'

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama used the words "peace in our time" at his inauguration. Will those words ring as hollow as when Neville Chamberlain used them?
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator
Dixon, LeKae land 'Motown' roles

Dixon, LeKae land 'Motown' roles

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Brandon Victor Dixon and Valisia LeKae have been cast as Berry Gordy and Diana Ross in "Motown: The Musical," the Broadway show's producers said.
Historic Howard Theatre reopens this week

Historic Howard Theatre reopens this week

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- The Howard Theatre, a historic African-American arts landmark in Washington, is reopening this week after a $29 million renovation and 32-year hiatus.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, April 2, 2012.
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Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), better known by his stage name Marvin Gaye, was an American singer-songwriter and musician with a four-octave vocal range. Starting as a member of the doo-wop group The Moonglows in the late fifties, he ventured into a solo career after the group disbanded in 1960 signing with the Tamla Records subsidiary of Motown Records. After starting off as a session drummer, Gaye ranked as the label's top-selling solo artist during the sixties.

Because of solo hits such as "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)", "Ain't That Peculiar", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and his duet singles with singers such as Mary Wells and Tammi Terrell, he was crowned "The Prince of Motown" and "The Prince of Soul".

His work in the early and mid-1970s, including the albums What's Going On, Let's Get It On, and I Want You, helped influence the quiet storm, urban adult contemporary, and slow jam genres. After a self-imposed European exile in the early eighties, Gaye returned on the 1982 Grammy-Award winning hit, "Sexual Healing" and the Midnight Love album before his death. Gaye was shot dead by his father on April 1, 1984. He was posthumously inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

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