Marvin Gaye, born in Washington in 1939, is considered the most successful star of Motown Records in the 60s. He is celebrated as one of the greatest soul singers of all time and as the inventor of the R & B. The music magazine Rolling Stone puts Gaye in 18th place of the 100 greatest musicians and songwriters of all time! In 1987 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Unforgettable are numerous world hits like “What`s going on”, “Ain’t no mountain high enough”, “Lets get it on”, “Trouble man”, “Mercy, mercy me“, “Heard it through the grapevine” etc. One of the most spectacular live concerts by Marvin Gaye at the London Palladium appears in March 1977 as a double album. Quite unexpectedly, it becomes one of the most successful in the history of Motown. His end is sad – in a quarrel he is shot by his own father at the age of 45 …
His music lives on. This is ensured by the multi-talented, top ten songwriter and producer Cosmo Klein. The Berlin singer brings the unforgetable concert from London back live on stage. Together with a high-caliber band, he bows to the Grand Master of the MOTWON SOUNDS. Authentic and with a huge portion of charm, Cosmo Klein leads the viewer through the eventful life of soul legend Marvin Gaye. For Cosmo, who is considered by many to be one of Germany’s “Best Voices”, this show is the realization of a dream.
He is supported by a band that even the original, the “Prince of Soul”, would have enjoyed. Under the musical direction of Claus Fischer on bass (Stefan Raab, Larry Carlton, Chaka Khan), Jost Nickel on drums (Mousse T, Seeed, Jan Delay), Hanno Busch on guitar (Stefanie Heinzmann, Sasha, Stefan Raab), Till Sahm an der Keys (Silbermond), Florian Menzel on trumpet (Till Brönner, Bonaperte, Revolverheld) and Prof. Peter Weniger on saxophone (Randy Brecker, SWR BIG BAND, Wolfgang Haffner, Billy Cobham, Maceo Parker) play the arrangements as they would never have done anything else and let their audience in unbridled enthusiasm.