Marvin Gaye
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1939-04-02
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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye Biography (Wikipedia)

Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, including "Ain't That Peculiar", "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", and duet recordings with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Diana Ross, and Tammi Terrell. He earned the titles "Prince of Motown" and "Prince of Soul".

During the 1970s, he recorded the albums What's Going On and Let's Get It On and became one of the first artists in Motown (joint with Stevie Wonder) to break away from the reins of a production company. His later recordings influenced several contemporary R&B subgenres, such as quiet storm and neo soul. Following a period in Europe as a tax exile in the early 1980s, he released the 1982 Grammy Award-winning hit "Sexual Healing" and its parent album Midnight Love.

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Got To Give It Up
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Got To Give It Up
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It's Not Unusual
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It's Not Unusual
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Sexual Healing
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Sexual Healing
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You Ain't Livin' Till You're Lovin'
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You Ain't Livin' Till You're Lovin'
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I Heard It Through The Grapevine
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I Heard It Through The Grapevine
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Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
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Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
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It Takes Two
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It Takes Two
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Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
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Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing
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Abraham, Martin & John
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Abraham, Martin & John
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Ain't No Mountain High Enough
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Ain't No Mountain High Enough
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Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
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Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
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You're All I Need To Get By
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You're All I Need To Get By
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Onion Song
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Onion Song
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Trouble Man
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Trouble Man
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