07/14/18 – “Marvin Gaye” on Saturday Night Solid Gold
It’s “Saturday Night Solid Gold” on 100.9 The Eagle! Every Saturday evening from 6:00-10:00 pm, 100.9 The Eagle features 4 hours of your favorite Classic Hits from the 1960s and ’70s, plus your requests! We call it “Saturday Night Solid Gold” and we think you’ll really enjoy it! You can call-in your requests (or text them to us) at (806) 350-1009!
In addition to all those great songs from radio’s rock ‘n’ roll heyday, we shine our spotlight on a different featured artist each week. We’ll play their biggest hits and even some not-so-big ones, and share some information about the artist that you might not know. It’s a LOT of fun, and if you long for the golden age of rock radio, this is the show for you! Solid Gold Classic Hits, the way you remember them, on Saturday Night Solid Gold!
Marvin Gaye (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American R&B singer and songwriter. Marvin helped shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player, and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, including “Ain’t That Peculiar,” “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” and duet recordings with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Diana Ross and Tammi Terrell. Marving Gaye was known as the “Prince of Motown” and “Prince of Soul”. And he more than deserved that respect.
During the 1970s, he recorded the groundbreaking albums ‘What’s Going On’ and ‘Let’s Get It On’ and became one of the first artists in Motown (along with Stevie Wonder) to break away from the reins of Motown-as-Production company. His later recordings influenced several contemporary R&B subgenres, such as “Quiet Storm” and “Neo Soul”. Following a period in Europe as a tax exile in the early ’80s, he released the 1982 Grammy Award-winning hit “Sexual Healing” and an entire generation of ’80s Kids was conceived.
Maybe this would be the part of this blog where I talk about Marvin’s untimely death. But I don’t wanna do that. Nothing about Marvin requires that he be remembered that way. However, since his death, many institutions have posthumously bestowed Marvin with major awards and other honors – including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
And, oh…those HITS! I love to talk about hit records…
“Ain’t That Peculiar,” “It Takes Two,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “You’re All I Need To Get By,” “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” “I’ll Be Doggone,” “Can I Get A Witness,” “Pride & Joy,” “Inner City Blues,” “What’s Going On,” “Mercy Mercy Me,” “Got To Give It Up,” “Let’s Get It On” and, of course, “Sexual Healing“. There are quite a few more… but we’ll get to those on Saturday night!
Tons of hits! And we’re gonna play all of ’em between 6:00 and 10:00 Saturday night! Plus, your requests! Don’t forget to call ’em in or text them to us at (806) 350-1009! It all happens this Saturday evening from 6:00 pm until 10:00 on 100.9 The Eagle!
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