Tag Archives: Marvin Gaye

Robin Thicke Files Lawsuit Over “Blurred Lines” Against Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up”

Reblogged By: La Tray

Source: USA Today By Korina Lopez

Posted: Friday August 16, 2013 @3:30 p.m. PST


Sometimes, the best defense is an offense.

At least that’s the strategy that Robin Thicke, T.I and Pharrell Williams seem to be taking with their summer pop hit Blurred Lines.

An attorney for Thicke and collaborators Williams and Clifford Harris Jr (aka T.I.) filed a lawsuit Thursday, asking a federal judge to determine that their song Blurred Lines does not copy elements from two older songs from Marvin Gaye and Funkadelic (George Clinton).

This comes after Marvin Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Records’ alleged claims against the singers that the song sounds remarkably similar to Gaye’s Got To Give Up,demanding financial compensation for copyright infringement.

“Gaye defendants are claiming ownership of an entire genre, as opposed to a specific work,” the suit alleges.

Funkadelic, the George Clinton-led band that led the ’70s funk movement, has also allegedly claimed similarity between Thicke’s hit and Sexy Ways.

A copy of the suit obtained by The Hollywood Reporter reads:

“Plaintiffs, who have the utmost respect for and admiration of Marvin Gaye, Funkadelic and their musical legacies, reluctantly file this action in the face of multiple adverse claims from alleged successors in interest to those artists. Defendants continue to insist that plaintiffs’ massively successful composition, ‘Blurred Lines,’ copies ‘their’ compositions.”

Motown Musical “The New Broadway Show”

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

Posted: Sunday April 14, 2013 @ 8:23 p.m PST




The 2½-hour show, about Motown Records under founder Berry Gordy, opened Sunday at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre






Marvin Gaye-The Four Tops-Jimmy McFarland “Lonely Lover” (Videos) POLL

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Source: YouTube – Celebrity Blogger; De De Tillman

Video Credit: YouTube – Marvin Gaye (TheSoulshrine) The Four Tops (SOULINTEGRITY)  Jimmy McFarland (Greazza)

Posted: Wednesday March 21, 2012 @ 2:35 p.m PST


Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops and Jimmy McFarland,  3 amazing artists who recorded a beautiful song called ” Lonely Lover.”











Marvin Gaye What’s Going On 4 Decades Later

By: De De Tillman

Posted: Saturday  May 21, 2011 @ 12:40 am PST

Source: AOL /ST Lyrics/ Spinner

SAN FRANCISCO – It was 40 years ago when The Late Great Marvin Gaye released a song that still applies today with still no answer “What’s Going On?” This album was created after the death of his duet partner The Beautiful Late Great Tammi Terrell. May they both Rest In Peace. It’s one of the most important song in music history.

Please click and enjoy 9 mins and 6 secs. of Marvin Gaye singing “What’s Going On”  The lyrics are below.


Here is another link to the whole “What’s Going On Album” and the story behind the song:


Mother, mother
There’s too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother
There’s far too many of you dying
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today – Ya

Father, father
We don’t need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer
For only love can conquer hate
You know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some lovin’ here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don’t punish me with brutality
Talk to me, so you can see
Oh, what’s going on
What’s going on
Ya, what’s going on
Ah, what’s going on

In the mean time
Right on, baby
Right on
Right on

Father, father, everybody thinks we’re wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply because our hair is long
Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today

Picket lines and picket signs
Don’t punish me with brutality
Talk to me
So you can see
What’s going on
Ya, what’s going on
Tell me what’s going on
I’ll tell you what’s going on – Uh
Right on baby
Right on baby

Marvin Gaye April 1, 1939-April 2, 1984 (Video)

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Blog Source: De De Tillman

Photo Credit: Google Images – Tower.com

Video Credit: YouTube – Gilach

Posted: April 3 2011 @ 7:12 am PST

Updated: Friday October 28, 2011 @ 7:20 pm PST

Topic: Marvin Gaye

The Late Super Great Crooner Marvin Gaye was born “Marvin Pentz Gay”  He later added an “E” to his last name because,  he was teased by it.  Gaye  was shot and killed 27 years ago by his own father,  Gaye was shot April 1, 1984 one day before his birthday which would have been today had he lived.

I was in San Monica when I heard the news,   I called my buddy Damita Jo Freeman of “Soul Train and told her what had happened,  Freeman thought since it was April Fool’s Day that someone was playing an awful trick on Marvin…

The world stopped once again when we found out it was true,  the man who bought Gaye into the world took him out!   In the end Marvin Sr.  died of brain complication.   Gaye was with Motown for many years as a matter of fact Gaye married Berry Gordy’s sister Anna Gordy,  Gordy was 17 years older than Marvin.  Marvin later married Janis, whom was linked the late Teddy Pendergrass,  Gaye’ s music will last forever, he and The Late Tammi Terrell will be in our hearts and Minds forever!