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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Artist Of The Week: Marvin Gaye

This weeks artist of the week is the late great Marvin Gaye. Marvin was one of the greatest soul singers of all time. An incredible artist who could touch the souls of people with his music. Sadly he faced a lot of tragedy in his life, and in the 80s drugs, and mental illness cost him his life when he attacked his father, and his father shot him to death. It is the unfortunate legacy of the last few generations that so many great talents have been lost to drug and alcohol abuse. It is not only the big stars that we all know, but a lot of friends that I have played with over the years who are either no longer with us, or have never achieved the recognition they deserve, because they drank, smoked, or shot it all away. We all make choices, and that is part of life, but sometimes we need to think about how those choices affect others in our life.

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