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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Why April Fool's Day is no longer funny to me

April Fool's Day lost it's humor 22 years ago when Marvin Gaye was tragically murdered by his own father.

The thought of this incredible singer losing his life by his father breaks my heart even to this day.

I know what radio station I'll be tuned to this weekend.
WBLS (107.5 FM) will salute the Marvin Gaye all this weekend on the 22nd anniversary of his death.

The "Marvin: We Miss You" weekend will feature his music today, then move into a special tomorrow morning, 8-10. Hal Jackson will spotlight Gaye on his "Sunday Classics" tomorrow, noon-4 p.m., and Ashford and Simpson will host a special Gaye-focused "Quiet Storm" tomorrow night.

Gaye, shot to death by his father on April 1, 1984, has remained one of the most influential musicians of modern times.