Marvin GayeBorn 2 April 1939. Died 1 April 1984
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, earning him the nicknames "Prince of Motown" and "Prince of Soul".
Gaye's Motown hits include "Ain't That Peculiar", "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", and "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". Gaye also recorded duets with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Tammi Terrell, and Diana Ross. During the 1970s, Gaye recorded the albums What's Going On and Let's Get It On and became one of the first artists in Motown 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. He was a tax exile in Europe in the early 1980s, he then released "Sexual Healing" the 1982 hit which won his first two Grammy Awards on the album Midnight Love. Gaye's last televised appearances were at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game, where he sang "The Star-Spangled Banner"; Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever; and Soul Train.
- Martha's Musings: Berry Gordy's Hotdog Testhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02z2wwh.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02z2wwh.jpg2015-08-08T17:30:00.000ZMartha talks about Berry Gordy's famous "hotdog test", and the story behind her singing Marvin Gaye's 'Dancing In The Street'...https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02z2wws
Martha's Musings: Berry Gordy's Hotdog Test
- Marvin Gaye is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01jx2gp.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01jx2gp.jpg2013-10-20T19:59:00.000ZRadio 2 listener Linda Firsht in Edgware nominates Marvin Gaye for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01jx2h9
Marvin Gaye is inducted into Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
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