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Marvin Gaye: Rainbow Theatre, London

Rosalind Russell, Record Mirror, 21 June 1980

MARVIN GAYE'S show on Sunday was pure class. A bit schmaltzy in places, but still classy. When he arrived onstage in a conservative dark jacket, shirt and tie, I wasn't sure what to expect — from him or his cast of thousands. But the minute his three backup singers swung into their finger-poppin' routine, things looked up.

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