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  • Category: Recording
  • Unveiled: 27 Sep 1990
  • Address:
    1504 Vine St
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 208th
    Monthly Average: 208th

Marvin Gaye

Next star: Jean Hagen
Previous star: Mary Martin


Gaye in 1973.

Source: Wikipedia

Marvin Gaye (/ɡeɪ/; born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Gaye 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 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) and I Heard It Through the Grapevine, and duet recordings with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, and Tammi Terrell, later earning the titles Prince of Motown and Prince of Soul.

Fact file

  • Born: Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. April 2, 1939 Washington, D.C., U.S.
  • Died: April 1, 1984 (aged 44) Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Murder by gunshot
  • Occupation: Singer songwriter musician record producer composer
  • Religion: Pentecostal
  • Spouse(s): Anna Gordy (m. 1963–1977; divorced) Janis Hunter (m. 1977–1981; divorced)
  • Children: 3; including Nona Gaye
  • Parent(s): Marvin Gay Sr. Alberta Gay
  • Relatives: Frankie Gaye (brother)
  • Genres: R&B soul psychedelic soul funk jazz
  • Instruments: Vocals piano keyboard drums percussion synthesizer
  • Years active: 1959–1984
  • Labels: Tamla/Tamla-Motown Columbia
  • Associated acts: Harvey Fuqua Mary Wells Kim Weston Tammi Terrell Diana Ross The Funk Brothers

Read more about Marvin Gaye at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Variety, 2020-04-19 21:07:05
Baldassare (Barney) Ales, a key executive at Motown Records during its 1960s prime and later its president, died of natural causes on Friday in Malibu, California, according to an announcement from his family. He was 85. Ales — pictured above right, with Marvin Gaye — was born May 13, 1934 ...

Variety, 2020-03-26 18:58:17
The Montreux Jazz Festival today announced the exclusive digital release of more than 50 legendary concerts from its 54-year history, including James Brown, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Run-DMC, the Raconteurs, Alanis Morissette, Phil Collins, Wu-Tang Clan, Korn, The Raconteurs and many more. The performances are available to stream ...

Inside Dolby's 3D Sound Revolution
Billboard, 2020-02-13 22:15:33
In a blacked-out theatre in the heart of Hollywood, the sound system is playing “What’s Going On” -- and Marvin Gaye’s voice...

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