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What’s Going On — Marvin Gaye’s 1971 hit was in tune with the turbulent times

5 mins | Jul 12, 2020
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The song caused ructions with the Motown label because of its political content. Marvin Gaye's What's Going On was one of the biggest hits of 1971. James Ferguson of the Financial Times looks at how the seminal song was influenced by the scene of severe riots in Detroit and the Vietnam War, and was in tune with turbulent times.
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