Views Read Edit View history. Book Category Portal. Cash Box Top . Thanks, Marvin, wherever you may be right now. Once Gaye heard Fontaine's riff, he told Fontaine to go home. Billboard Hot  21 U. About What's Going On lyrics.
Instead of relying on other producers to help him with the song, Gaye, inspired by recent successes of his productions for the vocal act, The Originalsdecided to produce the song himself, mixing up original Motown in-house studio musicians such as James Jamerson and Eddie Brown with musicians he recruited himself.
The song's inspiration came from Renaldo "Obie" Bensona member of the Motown vocal group the Four Topsafter he and the group's tour bus arrived at Berkeley on May 15, He could really put that stuff away, and then sit down and still be able to play. Rolling Stone.
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