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Songwriters Hall of Fame Welcomes Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, and Marvin Gaye

Elvis Costello, Tom Petty, and Marvin Gaye are among the 2016 inductees to the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards of Chic and Chip…
Anna Gaca / March 2, 2016

Watch Pharrell’s Heated ‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit Deposition

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke released "Blurred Lines" more than two years ago, but due to a lawsuit brought against the musicians by Marvin Gaye's…
Brennan Carley / October 24, 2015

‘Blurred Lines’ Isn’t Even the Biggest Marvin Gaye Ripoff This Decade

The music industry was rattled last night by a Los Angeles jury's verdict that Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams' obscenely popular 2013 single "Blurred Lines"
Andrew Unterberger / March 11, 2015

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Copied Marvin Gaye for ‘Blurred Lines,’ Jury Says

A jury determined on Tuesday that Pharrell and Robin Thicke did, in fact, copy Marvin Gaye's 1977 hit "Got To Give It Up" when they…
James Grebey / March 10, 2015

Robin Thicke Reportedly Testified With a Piano Medley in ‘Blurred Lines’ Case

In an attempt to prove that "Blurred Lines" was not improperly derived from Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up," Robin Thicke reportedly took the…
Rachel Brodsky / February 26, 2015

Robin Thicke and Pharrell Lose First Battle in Fight Against Marvin Gaye’s Family

The fight between Robin Thicke and Pharrell and Marvin Gaye's family continues, as a U.S. District Judge denied the pair's motion for a summary judgment in…
James Grebey / October 30, 2014

Marvin Gaye’s 1964 Passport Discovered in Record Bought at Garage Sale

An avid Motown memorabilia collector from Detroit made the find of a lifetime after buying some records at a garage sale. Appearing on the February…
Dan Reilly / February 4, 2014

Marvin Gaye’s Oldest Son Sues Robin Thicke Over ‘Brazen Copying’

Marvin Gaye III is finally suing Robin Thicke over "Blurred Lines." As the Hollywood Reporter points out, after months of staying more or less quiet…
Kyle McGovern / November 27, 2013

Marvin Gaye’s Family Sues EMI for Taking Robin Thicke’s Side in ‘Blurred Lines’ Dispute

The battle over "Blurred Lines" keeps getting uglier. Marvin Gaye's family has responded to Robin Thicke's preemptive lawsuit that insists his mega-hit wasn't ripped off from…
Kyle McGovern / October 30, 2013

Marvin Gaye’s Family Rejects Robin Thicke’s Six-Figure ‘Blurred Lines’ Settlement

Robin Thicke's vaunted powers of seduction have failed with Marvin Gaye's family. As Billboard reports, citing "knowledgeable" sources, Thicke offered the late soul great's heirs…
Marc Hogan / August 23, 2013

Marvin Gaye’s Son Widens Robin Thicke Theft Accusations Beyond ‘Blurred Lines’

Robin Thicke's recent decision to file preemptive legal action against the family of his acknowledged "Blurred Lines" inspiration was definitely unusual, but the singer may…
Marc Hogan / August 22, 2013

Robin Thicke to Marvin Gaye’s Family: Let’s Get It On (in Court) Over ‘Blurred Lines’

Robin Thicke's infamous "Blurred Lines" video features balloons that spell out the words "Robin Thicke has a big dick," but the pop crooner is also showing…
Marc Hogan / August 16, 2013

Charles Bradley, Sharon Jones Cover Marvin Gaye

Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, Janelle Monáe, Grace Potter, Stevie Wonder, and Jay Leno bandleader Ricky Minor will come together this weekend in Los Angeles to…
Kevin O'Donnell / July 22, 2011

Marvin Gaye, ‘What’s Going On: 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition’ (Motown/UME)

Disconsolate over duet partner Tammi Terrell's death, disturbed by his brother's letters from Vietnam, depressed by Detroit's urban blight, chafing against Motown's factory system, Marvin…
Andrew Hultkrans / June 7, 2011