Today’s ‘Tickets @ 2’ hit is by Marvin Gaye, it’s “Sexual Healing.” Marvin wrote it in Ostend, a resort town on the coast of Belgium. He went there in 1981 to relax and recover from his drug problems. He stayed for 18 months before returning to the US.
A writer named David Ritz gave Gaye the idea for the song. Ritz was not given a writing credit for it, but was thanked in a liner note on the album. This broke the friendship when Ritz sued for a songwriter credit. After Gaye died, he won the case and won the credit.
Marvin Gaye had a lot of success writing very sexual songs and built a reputation as a ladies’ man, but he was the son of a preacher and struggled with his religious values.
We’ll take lucky caller # 13 when it plays between two and three for a pair of tickets to A Night At The Moulin Rouge at the Hollywood Bowl at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784).