Originally posted on Framework:
In the Monday, May 20, 1974 Los Angeles Times, columnist Dennis Hunt writes:
To see singer Marvin Gaye in concert, it is not obvious that he has an intense fear of performing which kept him away from concerts for several years. He has appeared in a few concerts since he decided to return to performing about six months ago. His concert at the Inglewood Forum on Friday night will probably be instrumental in helping him totally conquer those fears.
It was a magnificent show. The Forum was completely filled and the audience was ecstatic about the affable soul singer. Gaye radiated such geniality and joyousness that, coupled with the splendor of the music, his performance was irresistible. In that hour he could have easily won over his most severe detractors.
Gaye, who has a soft tenor voice that frequently shifts…
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