Artist Focus: Marvin Gaye

Some artists leave a legacy that stretches far beyond a great single or a number 1 album.

Artist Focus is a new Sunday series hosted by the extended Melodic Distraction family that deep dives into the life and times of the musicians that have defined the sound of modern music. From the stone cold classics to the unearthed gems and forgotten B-sides, our community tribute an hour of music by a single artist that has had a notable impact on their life.

This week, Pierre Don’t Care, host of ‘Through The Celestial Curtain’, dives into the sounds of one of the worlds best voices; Marvin Gaye. An American singer & songwriter from the 60’s and 70’s, Marvin Gaye helped shape the early sounds of Motown. His music often carried strong politically focused observations and addressed controversial themes. A prime example of this was his 70’s hit ‘What’s Going On’ which was inspired┬áby the escalating violence and political unrest over the Vietnam War.

Sit back and enjoy the sounds of Marvin Gaye for an hour as Pierre Don’t Care guides you on a journey through his life.