‘What’s Going On’? LA Post Office Renamed After Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye's sister Zeola Gaye thanks residents for attending the post office renaming in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 15, 2019. (Photo courtesy: X. Higgs)

A post office in South Los Angeles has been renamed in honor of the late Marvin Gaye.

Local residents, politicians and Gaye’s relatives gathered Saturday, June 15, for a rededication ceremony of the U.S. Postal Service building located at 3585 South Vermont Avenue, near USC.

The iconic soul singer’s sister Zeola Gaye [shown in the photo above] thanked residents for attending.

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Among those in the crowd were Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, City Councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Rep. Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles), who introduced the Congressional motion in 2017 to rename the post office.

“Marvin Gaye changed the consciousness of the culture with his timeless music and his message of hope and peace,” Bass said in a statement on Twitter.

The USPS issued a stamp honoring Gaye on April 2, which would have been his 80th birthday.

The two-time Grammy winner was known for such hits as “What’s Going On,” “Let’s Get It On,” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.”

Gaye died in 1984.

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