A winner of nine Grammy Awards, the global icon, John Legend will be recreating the concept of Marvin Gaye's “What's Going On” album live on stage at the Hollywood Bowl. The tribute performance will feature music by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. John Legend will be performing the iconic album live on stage from beginning to the end. Also, Sharon Jones of “Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings” will be joining John Legend in a duet performance to replicate Gaye's hit duets performed with Tammi Terrell.
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Gaye’s legendary soul album “What's Going On” came out with a bang in 1971. On its release, the album created ripples musically as well as socially. The album gained political attention as well, given the lyrics described racial conflict, the Vietnam War and drug abuse. “What's Going On” is widely recognized as one of the greatest albums of all time.
Marvin Gayes Whats Going On with John Legend tickets are now selling for the tribute show. The performance is scheduled to take place at the Hollywood Bowl this fall. Opened in 1922, the arena has a seating capacity to accommodate about seventeen thousand people. Bring your friends and family along to share the experience and dance to Gaye’s timeless tunes.
Carrying Marvin Gaye’s mantle, John Legend will step into his shoes and take the stage this fall. John presents his compositions in a silky way that depicts sensuality but without the element of vulgarity. His singing style is similar to that of Marvin, which is why John can pull up Gaye’s songs.
The American singer and songwriter first surfaced in 2001. Since then he has been very successful and has gathered numerous awards including nine Grammy Awards, one BET Award, one MOBO Award and three Soul Train Music Awards amongst others. Legend started playing piano when he was seven years old. With determination and devotion, John reached amazing heights of stardom and glory.
Over the years John has presented his fans with five studio albums, thirty-eight singles, four live albums, three extended plays and more. Selling four million copies globally, his album “Get Lifted” was certified as double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The album “Once Again” sold about two and a half million copies globally and was also certified as platinum by the RIAA. On the other hand, the albums “Evolver” and “Love in the Future” attained the gold status.
His popular songs include Ordinary People, (which was certified gold), Green Light (also certified gold) and Tonight (which was certified platinum). The single All of Me from his latest album became so popular that it was certified platinum five times.
American soul and funk singer Sharon Jones will share the stage with John Legend. Sharon is the lead vocalist of a band named “Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings.” Depicting a revivalist movement, the band is trying to recapture the soul and funk music feel that was experienced back in the late 60s and 70s. The determined artist aimed to became a professional singer from an early age. Sharon did not succeed in her mission until middle age, when she was overwhelmed with success.
She will be joining John Legend in the tribute show by filling the shoes of Tammi Terrell. Together they will be covering songs such as Ain't No Mountain High Enough, You're All I Need To Get By, If I Could Build My Whole World Around You, You're All I Need To Get By,Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing and more. Purchase Marvin Gayes Whats Going On with John Legend tickets to find out more.