doublebubble .. day 2
(Marvin Gaye & Tami Terrel –
a match made in heaven .. this pair of songbirds were the first to record this ashford and simpson penned number in 1967.
shortly after, at the tender age of 22, Tammi collapsed on stage, (in Marvin’s arms), and was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Her health deteriorated and she died in 1970. Marvin devastated, retreated into near isolation, (as well as other things to ease the pain), and wrote ‘What’s Going On’ still the only authentic LP loaded with hard hitting environmental questions.
so this one is not only for the two of them, but for all of us that appreciate how short, (and cruel), life can sometimes be …