Monday, February 18, 2008

Stone Cold Sobering Black History Month Moment #4: Marvin Gaye "Life Is For Learning," 1980

Marvin was a hurting soul by 1981. His divorce to Anna Gordy haunted him and his sexual muse Janice grew tired of the tortured artist addicted to cocaine. The man in the courtroom at the end of the song is Marvin Gaye Sr., who in a fit of confused rage, shot and killed Marvin Gaye Jr. after a heated argument at his home on April 1, 1984.

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