Michelle Obama: Husband sings all the time

Michelle Obama: Husband sings all the time

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. first lady Michelle Obama told Jay Leno Tuesday night her husband, the president, sings to her "all the time."

R&B singer Harvey Fuqua dead at 80

DETROIT, July 9 (UPI) -- Harvey Fuqua, the soul singer, songwriter, record producer and record label executive who founded the Moonglows, has died at a Detroit hospital.

Online radio station dedicated to Obama

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Barack Obama has eclectic taste in music, the offerings on a new supportive online radio station indicate.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, April 2, 2008,
By United Press International

Gandolfini signs on for 'Healing' role

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- James Gandolfini, the U.S. actor who played mob boss Tony Soprano on the TV series "The Sopranos," has signed for a role in a film about singer Marvin Gaye.

R. Kelly's comparisons raise eyebrows

CHICAGO, May 17 (UPI) -- Chicago rapper R. Kelly, facing charges of having sex with an underage girl, compared himself in an interview with Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King Jr.

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UPI almanac for Monday, April 2, 2007.
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'Godfather' mandolinist Al Viola dies

STUDIO CITY, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Al Viola, a guitarist known for working with Frank Sinatra and playing mandolin for "The Godfather," died of cancer at his Studio City, Calif., home at 87. Viola arrived in Los Angeles after World War II as a member of the Page Cavanaugh Trio abd eventual

Motown's Joe Hunter dead at 79

DETROIT, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Motown staple, keyboardist and Funk Brothers member Joe Hunter has been found dead in his Detroit apartment.

Sons of Rawls, Gaye locked in lawsuit

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The son of the late legendary singer Lou Rawls is suing the son of the late Marvin Gaye in Los Angeles over a dog attack that left him injured in 2005.

'Idol' champ Hicks to cover songs on album

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. singer Taylor Hicks, who won the last incarnation of TV's "American Idol," will feature numerous cover songs on his upcoming new album.

New Orleans band takes on Gaye album

NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Frustration over New Orleans' post-Katrina situation inspired the Dirty Dozen Brass Band to record a new take on Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On."

Gaye no longer has 'Criminal Intent'

NEW YORK, July 31 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Nona Gaye will not take on the role of a New York City assistant district attorney on the new season of TV's "Law and Order: Criminal Intent."

Vedder joins Stokes to cover Gaye song

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder is lending his Seattle sound to a cover of a Marvin Gaye classic with the Strokes and Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme.

Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees tapped

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- Mac Davis, Thom Bell, Will Jennings, Sylvia Moy and Henry Cosby were named Wednesday as the induction class of 2006 for the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
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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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