R&B artist John Legend covered Marvin Gaye’s masterpiece of socially conscious R&B, the 1971 album What’s Going On, during a show last night at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. This concert has been planned for months, but in the wake of the Michael Brown shooting and subsequent response in Ferguson, Mo., Legend’s choice of material was particularly resonant (if not flat out prescient). The show had a very what-we-need-right-now feel. Underneath his blazer, Legend wore a T-shirt that read “DON’T SHOOT.”
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