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    40th Anniversary of Marvin Gaye's Murder

    April 1st 1984

    Terrible tragedy

    I was only 7 at the time and don't remember anything about it at the time, i don't recall parents or teacher talking about

    When I was in high school and really starting getting into Motown and Marvin I do remember being crushed when I found out what happened to him

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    Hard to swallow that it's been 40 years. I've told this story on these boards before, but it bears repeating: I was 13, in my bedroom doing my usual Sunday afternoon ritual of listening to my hometown's FM R&B station's oldies show, "The Wax Museum." By the time I joined the show already in progress, the DJ was playing a solid block of nothing but Marvin. After a couple of tracks, he got on the air, speaking about Marvin in the past tense: "Well, Marvin was marvelous," etc. Thrown for a loop, I raced downstairs to share with my family what I'd just heard. My older sister confirmed by simply saying, "Yes, he's dead, C." Time stopped. I'll never forget that day.

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    It's Still one of the saddest days in Rock & Soul Music. I was visiting my Parents when they told me the news about Marvin's murder [and I would find out the full details on the TV Evening News a few hours later]. Talking about Marvin's death with Friends or with co-workers on the job over the days after his death one thing was clear, we were all in shock about it.

    Continue to Rest In Peace, Power, Music & Soul Marvin Gaye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motown Eddie View Post
    It's Still one of the saddest days in Rock & Soul Music. I was visiting my Parents when they told me the news about Marvin's murder [and I would find out the full details on the TV Evening News a few hours later]. Talking about Marvin's death with Friends or with co-workers on the job over the days after his death one thing was clear, we were all in shock about it.

    Continue to Rest In Peace, Power, Music & Soul Marvin Gaye.
    Yeah, shared my throwback experience in the Do You Remember? thread. I was a 'tween at the time. Was working on Mama Native's new Sony stereo rack systems. Just as I made the last of the connections, it caught the tragic news. I remember thinking, What a sick April's Fool joke. Sadly, if was no joke. :[[

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    I remember that day like it were yesterday. April 1, 1984 -- I was just getting ready to jump in the shower before leaving for work. The radio DJ announced that Marvin had been shot by his father. I thought it was a sick and disgusting April Fool's joke. Upon existing the shower and while getting dressed, the more they talked about it, the clearer it became that it was no joke; but, rather, the shocking and sickening truth.

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