Marvin Gaye

This Week in Boomer History: ‘Pulp Fiction’ … Marilyn Monroe … ‘What’s Going On’

Posted on 05/18/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayNotable events from our shared experience Marvin Gaye’s seminal album What’s Going On is released May 21, 1971. Influenced by letters his brother sent from Vietnam, Gaye writes the songs from the perspective of a Vietnam vet. Happy birthday, Mr. President. At Madison Square Garden in New York, Marilyn Monroe serenades President John Kennedy at a fundraiser on May 19, 1962. Monroe dies less than three months later at age 36. >> Sign up for the AARP Leisure Newsletter Ambassador Foy Kohler delivers a protest …

A Special Birthday: Marvin Gaye

Posted on 04/2/2009 by |General News | Comments

EntertainmentWhile this R&B icon isn’t with us anymore, we felt the need to acknowledge that today is the great Marvin Gaye’s birthday. For those of us who grew up listening to the sounds of his glorious hits, this one is for you: