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South LA Post Office Renamed After Soul Icon Marvin Gaye

By Danielle Dorsey

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Want to know “What’s Going On?” with that package that never arrived? Angelenos can now head on over to the Marvin Gaye Post Office on Vermont Ave to find out.

Representative Karen Bass introduced legislation to rename the former Dockweiler Post Office after the “Prince of Motown,” saying, “Marvin Gaye’s music has transcended generations and gave the ’70s and ’80s a sound.”

The Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter dominated the charts with hits like “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Sexual Healing,” and “Mercy Mercy Me.” He has posthumously been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Awards.

In April, the U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp to celebrate Gaye’s musical achievements.

Although Gaye was raised in Washington D.C, he had strong ties to the city of Los Angeles. He moved to the Hollywood Hills with then-wife Anna Gordy (sister of Berry Gordy) in the 1970s and would record at Hitsville West, Motown’s LA recording studio. In 1984, he was shot and killed by his father in his home on South Gramercy Place, not far from the post office dedicated in his honor.

The new Marvin Gaye Post Office is located at 3585 S. Vermont Ave, just across from the University of Southern California.

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