Today in Music History, February 13

Marvin Gaye 1983 NBA All Star Game February 13 1983

Thirty years ago today, Marvin Gaye gave an epic and unique performance of the National Anthem at the NBA All Star Game at The Forum in Inglewood California.  He sang a soulful version accompanied by a drum beat.   This version was laster used by NIKE in 2008 promoting the USA National Basketball Team.   Just over a year later in March 1984 Marvin was killed, by his father in his parent’s home.  arguments.

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