New Marvin Gaye Documentary Coming

Marvin Gaye seminal 1971 album What’s Going On is to be the subject of a documentary.

Album cover of Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On

Centred around themes of poverty, police brutality, drug abuse and injustice in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination and with lyrics written from the perspective of a Vietnam war veteran, the film will document the making of a soul classic that “challenged America and the world to self-reflect, going on to inspire a generation of artists and music lovers”, the producers said.

“The relevance of [his] masterpiece … is as strong as ever.”  It is expected to air sometime in 2017.

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~ by john on July 13, 2016.

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