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Marvin Gaye

Singer, Musician
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Net worth 2018: $1.7 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Washington, D.C., United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 2 April 1939
Sigh: Taurus
Died On: April 1, 1984
BIOGRAPHY

Marvin Gaye was bornon 2 April 1939 in Washington, D.C., United States, American, is Singer, Musician. The R&B singer who gave to the music world super hits like ‘How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)’ and ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’, Marvin Gaye was the man who gave a specific shape to the Motown Records. Aptly called the ‘Prince of Motown’, he redefined the way soul music was created during the 1970s. The highly talented musician had been blessed with a golden voice and an uncanny sense of song-writing. His love for music started from a young age when he started singing in his father’s church choir as a three year old. As a small boy he had a horrible childhood and endured a great deal of abuse at the hands of his father. He was repeatedly beaten up and tortured by the very man who was supposed to have taken care of him and provided him a stable home. Tired of the physical and emotional torture, he sought solace in music. He sang and also learned to play the drums and piano. At the age of 14 he decided to run away from home unable to take it any longer. Thus, he arrived at the music world and left it much richer than he had found it.

TIMELINE
1984

His already problematic personal life came to a tragic end when on April 1, 1984, his father who had always been abusive towards him, shot him dead

1982

He is best known for the single ‘Sexual healing’ which was released in 1982

1981

The marriage was troubled due to his drug addiction and mental health problems and ended in 1981

1980

1 on the Hot Black Singles, and is considered the biggest R&B hit of the 1980s

1977

He married Janis Hunter in 1977 and had two children with her

1973

In 1973, he brought out the album ‘Let’s Get It On’ marking his first venture into the genres of funk and romance themed music

1970

During the late 1970s Marvin was going through a messy divorce and recorded the album, ‘Here, My Dear’ which was dedicated to his failed marriage to his first wife, Anna Gordy

1967

His partnership with Tammi was a very successful one and the duo gave hits like ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ (1967) and ‘You’re All I Need to Get By’ (1968)

1962

His single ‘Stubborn Kind of Fellow’ became his first solo hit in 1962

1961

Eventually Gaye started pursuing a solo career and released his first single, ‘Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide’ in 1961 followed by the album ‘The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye’ some weeks later

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