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The former Motown executive recalls dining with Marvin Gaye, hanging with Stevie Wonder, and promoting the Commodores, Rick James and many others.
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How the legendary soul imprint worked to make some of Martin Luther King Jr.’s most celebrated and inspiring speeches available on record.
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Artists on the soundtrack include John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, George Harrison, and more.
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