Friday, November 22, 2013

Some seconds with Kennedy: Marvin Gaye

It's depressing that American politics has been so distorted by people with guns you can write a song gathering them together, and not even have enough space in the title to mention all the deaths you're mourning.

It was the killing of Bobby that prompted the writing of this track, but he doesn't even get a look in until the fourth verse:

Although Marvin Gaye does the definitive version, the original was a Dion b-side (because nothing honours a dead hero like giving him a b-side to Daddy Rollin').

[Buy: Marvin Gaye's version
Dion's version

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