Berry Gordy Thank You, Marvin Gaye ... For the Best Song I Almost Killed

11/18/2016 7:23 AM PST

Berry Gordy Thanks Marvin Gaye for 'What's Going On'


Even a legend like Motown founder Berry Gordy screws up sometimes, and he admits the late great Marvin Gaye saved him from a huge misstep that could've changed music history.

Berry tried like hell to steer Marvin away from recording "What's Going On" -- too political for the early '70s, he thought -- but he explained how Gaye finally won the argument.

Sorry Berry, but we gotta say ... Best. Loss. Ever.