Saturday, November 8, 2008

Brown-Eyed Handsome Man

Before he landed in Motown, Washington, D.C., native Marvin Gaye was briefly in Chicago as a member of Harvey Fuqua and the Moonglows. What was happening in Chicago at the time was, of course, Chess Records, and Fuqua got his people some gigs there. Most notably, Gaye sang backup on Chuck Berry's "Living in the U.S.A."

I don't know. I can't hear him in there.


Kinky Paprika said...

I've heard it claimed that he was on "Almost Grown," too, but I don't hear that either.

Joe said...

You mean "Back in the U.S.A."? It would have been interesting if Marvin Gaye had sung backup for Steve Miller, though.

T. Nawrocki said...

"Back in the U.S.A." I've been really tired.