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Song of the day: Deep Purple- Child In Time

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This song by Deep Purple is a long one: more than 10 minutes! The music of the song was based on the song Bombay Calling by the band It’s a Beautiful Day, which was fresh. Jon Lord played this music on a keyboard, and Ian Gillian liked it. With a few changes, it would fit the lyrics he thought of at that moment. The theme would be the Cold War and so the protest song against the Vietnam War was ready. It’s one of their biggest hits. Enjoy

Deep Purple- Child In Time

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Song of the day: Marvin Gaye- What’s Going On

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In 1971, Marvin Gaye released this song on the Motown label. It was inspired by a police incident, where they were quite cruel. This all started with an anti-war protest, which were quite common these days. There, a member of the Four Tops witnessed the police acting violent against the protestors. He was upset and discussed it with the writer of this song. Now it’s more known as a protest song than what it actually was: a song about love and understanding. Later, the 4 Non Blondes renamed their song to avoid confusion. I think the song is very good, in text and in story, so take a listen to

Marvin Gaye- What’s Going On