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Friday, 21 May 2021

May 21st

12:01 a.m.

Marvin Gaye 'What’s Going On' Day

On May 21st, 1971, Tamla-Motown released Marvin Gaye’s 11th LP, his first masterpiece, What’s Going On. Marvin used his platform as an artist to talk about what he was seeing in the world: people struggling to survive — addiction, rampant police brutality, and ecological disaster. Fifty years later, this album is as relevant as ever. On Friday, May 21st, join KEXP in celebrating a half-century of this landmark in music, while recognizing how much farther we still have to go. Because: It’s Still Going On

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