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Background information
Birth name Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.[1]
Born April 2, 1939(1939-04-02)
Washington, D.C.,
United States
Died April 1, 1984 (aged 44)
Los Angeles, California,
United States
Genres R&B, pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, composer, musician, record producer
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, drums, percussion, clavinet, synthesizers, piano
Years active 1958–1984
Labels Motown (Tamla-Motown), Columbia
Associated acts The Moonglows, Martha and the Vandellas, Tammi Terrell, The Originals, Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Diana Ross, Harvey Fuqua, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy
.Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.[1] (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984), better known by his stage name Marvin Gaye, was an American singer-songwriter and instrumentalist with a three-octave vocal range.^ Marvin Gaye is an American legend.
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^ Singer Marvin Gaye's legacy lives on 25 years after his death on April 1, 1984.
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^ Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. Marvin Gaye , (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) [2] was an American singer-songwriter and instrumentalist with a three- octave vocal range .
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[2] .Starting as a member of the doo-wop group The Moonglows in the late fifties, he ventured into a solo career after the group disbanded in 1960 signing with the Tamla subsidiary of Motown Records.^ Diddley introduced the group to Harvey Fuqua, of the R&B/doo-wop group The Moonglows.
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^ Starting as a member of the doo-wop group The Moonglows in the late fifties, he ventured into a solo career after the group disbanded in 1960 signing with the Tamla subsidiary of Motown Records.
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^ He began his music career in 1957 with doo-wop groups.
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.After starting off as a session drummer, Gaye ranked as the label's top-selling solo artist during the sixties.^ After starting off as a session drummer , Gaye ranked as the label's top-selling solo artist during the sixties.
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^ After a year as a session drummer, Gaye ranked as the label's top-selling solo artist during the sixties.
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^ After starting off as a session drummer, Gaye ranked as the label's top-selling solo artist during the sixties.
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.Due to solo hits including "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)", "Ain't That Peculiar", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and his duet singles with singers such as Mary Wells and Tammi Terrell, he was crowned "The Prince of Motown"[3] and "The Prince of Soul".^ The setlist includes over a dozen songs including the classic social protest song "What's Going On," his definitive version of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," the sexy "Let's Get It  Read More .
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^ Diana Ross paid tribute with her Top 10 single "Missing You" (1985), as did Teena Marie, a former Motown artist, with her album track "My Dear Mr. Gaye".
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^ Motown alum Diana Ross also paid tribute with her Top 10 pop single "Missing You" (1985), as did Teena Marie, also a former Motown artist, with her album track "My Dear Mr. Gaye".
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[4]
.Notable for fighting the hit-making but restrictive Motown process in which performers and songwriters and producers were kept separate,[5] Gaye proved with albums like his 1971 What's Going On and his 1973 Let's Get It On that he was able to produce music without relying on the system, inspiring fellow Motown artists such as Stevie Wonder[6] and Michael Jackson[7] to do the same.^ Marvin Gaye’s final Motown album.
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^ Notable for fighting the hit-making but restrictive Motown process in which performers and songwriters and producers were kept separate,Gaye proved with albums like his 1971 What's Going On and his 1973 Let's Get It On that he was able to produce music without relying on the system, inspiring fellow Motown artists such as Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to do the same.
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^ Gaye forced Motown to release his very successful 1971 album What's Going On .
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.His mid-1970s work including the Let's Get It On and I Want You albums helped influence the quiet storm, urban adult contemporary and slow jam genres.^ His mid-1970s work including the Let's Get It On and I Want You albums helped influence the quiet storm , urban adult contemporary and slow jam genres.
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^ His mid-1970s work including the Let's Get It On and I Want You albums helped influence the quiet storm, urban adult contemporary and slow jam genres.
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^ I Want You - (intro jam) 11.
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.After a self-imposed European exile in the early eighties, Gaye returned on the 1982 Grammy-winning hit, "Sexual Healing" and the Midnight Love album before his death.^ Gaye topped the Top 40 with " Sexual Healing ."

^ Midnight Love (Columbia 1982) .

^ Midnight Love Columbia 1982 .
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.Gaye was shot dead by his father on April 1, 1984.^ On April 1, 1984, the singer was shot and killed by his own father.
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^ Gaye was shot dead by his father on April 1, 1984 .
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^ Gaye was shot dead by his father on April 1, 1984 Happy New Year DA. .
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He was posthumously inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
.In 2008, the American music magazine Rolling Stone ranked Gaye #6 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time,[8] and ranked #18 on 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.^ In 2008, the American music magazine Rolling Stone ranked Gaye #6 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time, [9] and ranked #18 on 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
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^ On the off chance you’re not familiar with Marvin Gaye, he was Motown’s top-selling solo artist during the sixties, and ranked by Rolling Stone as #6 in its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time .
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^ What's Going On was chosen as the 6th greatest album of all time by the editors of Rolling Stone magazine in Dec.

[9]

Contents

Biography

Early life: 1939-1961

Marvin Gay, Jr.[1] was born at 12 p.m.[10] on .April 2, 1939 at Freedman's Hospital in Washington, D.C..^ April 02, 1939 Washington D.C. Died .
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^ Marvin Pentz Gay Jnr., 2 April 1939, Washington, DC, USA, d.
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^ Marvin Pentz Gay Jnr., 2nd April 1939, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. .

His father, Marvin Gay, Sr., who was originally from Lexington, Kentucky, was a minister at the House of God. .It advocated strict conduct and mixed teachings of Orthodox Judaism and Pentecostalism.^ It advocated strict conduct and mixed teachings of Orthodox Judaism and Pentecostalism.
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^ It advocated strict conduct and mixed teachings of Orthodox Judaism and Pentecostalism .
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^ The church, borrowing some elements of Pentecostalism and Orthodox Judaism , has very strict codes of conduct and does not celebrate any holiday s.
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.His mother, Alberta Cooper, from Rocky Mount, North Carolina, was a domestic and schoolteacher.^ His mother, Alberta Cooper , of North Carolina , was a domestic and schoolteacher .
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^ His mother, Alberta Cooper Gay, of North Carolina, was a domestic mother.
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^ Jean Atkinson -- January 22nd, 2009 at 1:00 pm Marvin Gay has WONDERFUL relatives in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
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.The eldest son of Gay Sr.'s children, Marvin has a half brother, Michael Cooper (b.^ The eldest son of Gay Sr.'s children, Marvin has a half brother, Michael Cooper (b.
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^ Marvin Gaye was born the first son and second eldest of four children to Rev. Marvin Pentz Gay, Sr and Alberta Cooper.
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^ Gaye had returned to the States and was living with his parents; during a family argument, one of many over the decades, his father, the Reverend Marvin Gay(e), Sr., shot him.
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1935) and an older sister Jeanne (b. .1937), younger brother Frankie (1942-2001), and sister Zeola "Sweetsie" (b.^ This posthumous memoir (Frankie Gaye died of a heart attack in 2001), reconstructed from a year of interviews with collaborator Basten, presents the tragic, tumultuous career of Motown singer Marvin Gaye from his younger brother's perspective.
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^ His sisters, Jeanne and Zeola, younger brother Frankie and Marvin lived in the segregated section of Washington, D.C.'s Deanwood neighborhood in the northeastern section of the city.
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^ Frankie (1941-2001) and Zeola "Sweetsie" (b.
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1945). .Marvin's parents raised their children at the southeast section of D.C. at the Simple City projects[11] and, after Marvin turned 14, lived in the segregated section of Washington, D.C.'s Deanwood neighborhood in the northeastern section of the city.^ His sisters, Jeanne and Zeola, younger brother Frankie and Marvin lived in the segregated section of Washington, D.C.'s Deanwood neighborhood in the northeastern section of the city.
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^ The Gays raised their children at the southwest section of D.C. at the Simple City projects and, after Marvin turned 14, lived in the segregated section of Washington, D.C.'s Deanwood neighborhood in the northeastern section of the city.
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^ Marvin's parents raised their children at the southeast section of D.C. at the Simple City projects [12] and, after Marvin turned 14, lived in the segregated section of Washington, D.C.'s Deanwood neighborhood in the northeastern section of the city.
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.As a teen, he caddied at Norbeck Country Club in Olney, Maryland.^ As a teen, he caddied at Columbia Country Club just outside of D.C. in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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^ As a teen, he caddied at Norbeck Country Club in Olney, Maryland .
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^ As a teen, he caddied at Norbeck Country Club in Olney, Maryland.
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.As a child in his father's church, Gaye sang and played instruments in the choir.^ As a child in his father's church, Gaye sang and played instruments in the choir.
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^ Young Marvin sang in his father’s church, and played instruments in the choir.
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^ As a child growing up in his father's church, Marvin started singing and playing instruments in the choir.
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.During his high school years, he listened to doo-wop and joined the DC Tones as a drummer, which rejected him for his color, as well as singing in a group called The Dippers with his best friend Johnny Stewart.^ During high school, he listened to doo-wop and joined the DC Tones as a drummer.
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^ During his high school years, he listened to doo-wop and joined the DC Tones as a drummer, which rejected him for his color, as well as singing in a group called The Dippers with Johnny Stewart his best friend.
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^ The following year the group was taken under the wing of producer and singer Harvey Fuqua , who utilised them to reform his doo-wop outfit the Moonglows .

[6] .After dropping out of 11th grade at Cardozo High School, Gaye joined the United States Air Force in hopes of becoming an aviator.^ After dropping out of 11th grade at Cardozo High School, Gaye joined the United States Air Force in hopes of flying jets.
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^ Gaye's musical ambition was put on hold after high school with time in the Air Force.

^ After dropping out of 11th grade at Cardozo High School , Gaye joined the United States Air Force in hopes of becoming an aviator .
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.After faking mental illness,[6] he was discharged.^ After faking mental illness, he was discharged.
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^ After faking mental illness , [7] he was discharged.
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.His sergeant stated that Gaye refused to follow orders.^ He was discharged because he refused to follow orders.
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^ His sergeant stated that Gaye refused to follow orders.
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^ Indeed, following the deaths of four protesters at Kent State University and his brother's return from Vietnam in 1971, Gaye was explosive.
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[12]

The Moonglows and work as sideman drummer in Motown

.Returning to D.C., Gaye rejoined his childhood friend Reese Palmer who had formed The Marquees and Bo Diddley signed them to Okeh Records, where they recorded "Wyatt Earp", with "Hey Little Schoolgirl" as its B-side.^ Their lone single, “Wyatt Earp,” was produced by Bo Diddley .

^ In 1957, he joined the Marquees, who recorded for Chess Records under the guidance of Bo Diddley.
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^ Main article: The Moonglows Returning to D.C., Gaye rejoined his childhood friend Reese Palmer who had formed The Marquees and Bo Diddley signed them to Okeh Records, which was a subsidiary of Chess Records , where they recorded "Wyatt Earp", with "Hey Little Schoolgirl" as its B-side.
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.It received moderate success.^ It received moderate success.
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.Harvey Fuqua, of the R&B/doo-wop group The Moonglows, recruited them, after the break up of the original members to be The New Moonglows.^ Harvey Fuqua , of the R&B/ doo-wop group The Moonglows , recruited them, after the break up of the original members to be The New Moonglows .
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^ Fuqua recruited them to be The New Moonglows in 1959 and signed them to Chess Records.
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^ Harvey Fuqua had founded and led the Moonglows.
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.Gaye and the group sang background on records by Chuck Berry and Etta James and had a modest hit with "The Twelve Months of the Year". "Mama Loochie" (1959) was Gaye's first lead single.^ "Mama Loocie", relased in 1959 on Chess Records , was Gaye's first single with the Moonglows.

^ When Marvin Gaye first emerged, he sang in doo wop groups that had minor hits.
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^ "Mama Loocie", released in 1959 on Chess Records , was Gaye's first single with the Moonglows and his first recorded lead.
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.After the Moonglows disbanded in 1960, Fuqua brought Gaye to Detroit and he was signed to the local Anna Records label, founded by Gwen Gordy.^ Both Gaye and Fuqua married sisters of Gordy’s (Anna and Gwen, respectively).

^ After a concert in Detroit, the "new" Moonglows disbanded and Fuqua introduced Gaye to Motown Records president Berry Gordy.
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^ Fuqua recruited them to be The New Moonglows in 1959 and signed them to Chess Records.
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.After Motown Records' Berry Gordy absorbed Anna, Gaye was moved to Motown's Tamla subsidiary.^ After Motown Records' Berry Gordy absorbed Anna, Gaye was moved to Motown's Tamla subsidiary.
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^ His first wife, Anna, was the sister of Motown boss Berry Gordy.
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^ Gaye and Berry clashed over music to record.
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.Upon signing to Tamla, Gaye found out that Fuqua had sold 50% percent of his stake in the singer to the label.^ Upon signing to Tamla, Gaye found out that Fuqua had sold 50% percent of his stake in the singer to the label.
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^ Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, musician and performer who gained international fame as an artist on the Motown label in the 60's and 70's.
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^ Gaye found that Fuqua had sold 50% percent of his stake in Gaye to the label Gaye worked as a session drummer for The Miracles, The Contours, Martha and the Vandellas, The Marvelettes and others, notably on The Marvelettes' 1961 hit, "Please Mr. Postman" and Little Stevie Wonder's live version of 1963 hit, "Fingertips Pt.
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[13] Gaye worked as a session drummer for The Miracles, The Contours, Martha and the Vandellas, The Marvelettes and others, notably on The Marvelettes' 1961 hit, "Please Mr. Postman" and Little Stevie Wonder's live version of 1963 hit, "Fingertips Pt. .2". Both singles reached number one of the pop singles chart.^ Both singles reached number one of the pop singles chart .
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^ Both singles reached number one of the pop singles chart.
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^ It quickly hit Number One on both the pop and R&B charts.
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.After signing with Motown as a solo artist in 1961, Gaye changed his name from Marvin Gay to Marvin Gaye, later stating he added the 'e' because it "sounded more professional". His author and best friend David Ritz insisted Gaye added the 'e' to separate himself from his father, and to imitate R&B singer Sam Cooke, who also added an 'e' to his name.^ More downloads by Marvin Gaye .
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^ Gaye was born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (He later added the "e" to imitate Sam Cooke , who did the same) in Washington, D.C. , the son of the Reverend Marvin Gay, Sr.

^ Marvin Gaye’s final Motown album.
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[14] .Gaye and Berry clashed over music to record.^ Gaye and Berry clashed over music to record.
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^ The record made Gaye a star yet again, and in 1983 he made peace with Berry Gordy by appearing on a television special celebrating Motown’s silver anniversary.
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^ Spinner.com 4 days ago Marvin Gaye transformed soul music when he began recording his landmark 'What's Going On' album 30 years ago.
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.Through with help from Gaye's girlfriend, Gordy's sister Anna, Berry allowed him to record a standard album.^ Soon after, Gaye married Gordy's sister Anna.
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^ His first wife, Anna Gordy , was the sister of his record label boss, Berry Gordy .
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^ After Motown Records' Berry Gordy absorbed Anna, Gaye was moved to Motown's Tamla subsidiary.
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Early success: 1962–66

.Motown started Artist Development to look after artists.^ Early success Motown started Artist Development to look after artists.
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^ Motown started Artist Development to look after artists.
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.Gaye rebelled against receiving the same tuition as his Motown peers, though he'd later regretted that decision.^ Gaye rebelled against receiving the same tuition as his Motown peers, though he'd later regret that decision.
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^ The result was 1978's Here, My Dear, which addressed the sour points of his marriage to Anna and almost led to Anna filing an invasion of privacy against Marvin, though she later reversed that decision.
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^ The result was 1978's Here, My Dear, which addressed the sour points of his marriage to Anna and almost led to Anna filing a invasion of privacy against Marvin though she later recanted that decision.
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[6] Eventually he stopped "grooming school" though he took its director Maxine Powell's advice to not perform with his eyes closed as if "to appear that he wasn't asleep".[6]
.In June 1961, Gaye issued his first solo recording, The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye, the second album by Motown.^ In June of 1961, Gaye issued his first solo recording, The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye, which was the first album issued by the Motown record label besides The Miracles' Hi...
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^ Marvin Gaye albums Write a Review .
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^ Marvin Gaye albums: .
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.The record featured Broadway standards and jazz-rendered show tunes, and also yielded the R&B ballad single, "Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide". The record failed.^ The record featured Broadway standards and jazz -rendered show tunes , and also yielded the R&B ballad single, " Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide ".
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^ The record featured Broadway standards and jazz-rendered show tunes, and also yielded the R&B ballad single, "Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide".
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^ An album of mostly Broadway standards and jazz-rendered show tunes, the record failed to chart.
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Gaye released two more failed singles, a cover of The Chordettes' "Sandman" and "Soldier's Plea" in 1962. Gaye would find his first success as a co-songwriter on the Marvelettes' 1962 hit, "Beechwood 4-5789".
.Gaye scored his first hit single "Stubborn Kind of Fellow" in September.^ Gaye got his first hit with his fourth release, "Stubborn Kind of Fellow," in 1962.
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^ The title of the first, “Stubborn Kind of Fellow,” was blatantly self-descriptive.
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^ Appropriately enough, his first solo hit was Stubborn Kind of Fellow .
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.The song, co-written by Gaye, was an autobiographical pun on his nonchalant, moody behavior.^ The song, co-written by Gaye, was an autobiographical pun on his nonchalant, moody behavior.
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^ The single was co-written by Gaye and William "Mickey" Stevenson who created the title as a sly reference to the sometimes moody Gaye.

^ The single was co-written by Gaye and William "Mickey" Stevenson , who created the title as a sly reference to the sometimes moody Gaye and became a Top 10 R&B record peaking at number eight on the chart.
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.Produced by William "Mickey" Stevenson, the recording became a hit on the Hot R&B Songs chart.^ Produced by William "Mickey" Stevenson and featuring Martha and the Vandellas (then known as "The Vels"), the recording became a hit on the Hot R&B Songs chart.
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^ Produced by William "Mickey" Stevenson , the recording became a hit on the Hot R&B Songs chart.
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^ The single was co-written by Gaye and William "Mickey" Stevenson , who created the title as a sly reference to the sometimes moody Gaye and became a Top 10 R&B record peaking at number eight on the chart.
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.The single would be followed by his first Top 40 singles "Hitch Hike", "Pride and Joy" and "Can I Get a Witness", which charted for Gaye in 1963. The success continued with the 1964 singles "You Are a Wonderful One", "Try It Baby", "Baby Don't You Do It" and "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", which became his first signature song.^ That’s the Way Love Is” and “Too Busy Thinking About My Baby” are also splendid examples of the wonders of Whitfield-Gaye.
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^ Diana Ross paid tribute with her Top 10 single "Missing You" (1985), as did Teena Marie, a former Motown artist, with her album track "My Dear Mr. Gaye".
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^ Motown alum Diana Ross also paid tribute with her Top 10 pop single "Missing You" (1985), as did Teena Marie, also a former Motown artist, with her album track "My Dear Mr. Gaye".
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Gaye contributed to writing and playing drums on the 1964 hit by Martha and the Vandellas, "Dancing in the Street". His work with Smokey Robinson on the 1966 album, Moods of Marvin Gaye, spawned consecutive top ten singles in "I'll Be Doggone" and "Ain't That Peculiar". Due to this success and the singer's well-crafted image, Gaye became a favorite on the teen shows American Bandstand, Shindig!, Hullaballoo and The T.A.M.I. Show. .In August 1966, he became just the second Motown act to successfully perform at the Copacabana, though due to label friction, a live album cut from the performances set to be released in 1967 was shelved for nearly 40 years.^ In August 1966, he became just the second Motown act to successfully perform at the Copacabana , though due to label friction, a live album cut from the performances set to be released in 1967 was shelved for nearly 40 years.
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^ He also became one of the few Motown artists to perform at the Copacabana.
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^ This is his second live album in three years, a ...
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A screenshot of a 1967 performance by Gaye and Terrell during taping of the Mike Douglas Show.

Tammi Terrell and I Heard It Through the Grapevine: 1967–1970

.A number of Gaye's hits for Motown were with female artists such as Kim Weston and Mary Wells; the first Gaye/Wells album, 1964's Together, was Gaye's first charting album.^ Marvin Gaye’s final Motown album.
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^ Tammi Terrell A number of Gaye's hits for Motown were with female artists such as Kim Weston and Mary Wells; the first Gaye/Wells album, 1964's Together, was Gaye's first charting album.
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^ A number of Gaye's hit singles for Motown were duets with female artists such as Mary Wells , Kim Weston and Tammi Terrell ; the first Gaye/Wells album, 1964 's Together , was Gaye's first charting album.
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.However, it was Gaye's work with Tammi Terrell that became the most memorable.^ Gaye released Easy with Tammi Terrell .

^ Gaye released United with Tammi Terrell .

^ However, it was Marvin's work with Tammi Terrell that became the most popular and memorable.
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Terrell and Gaye were a good standing duet at the time and their first album, 1967's United, birthed the hits "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Your Precious Love".
.Real-life couple Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson provided the writing and production for the Gaye/Terrell records.^ Real life couple Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson provided the writing and production for the Gaye/Terrell records; while Gaye and Terrell themselves were not lovers (though rumors persist that they may have been), they convincingly portrayed lovers on record; indeed Gaye sometimes claimed that for the durations of the songs he was in love with her.
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^ Real life couple Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson provided the writing and production for the Gaye/Terrell records; while Gaye and Terrell themselves were not lovers, they convincingly portrayed lovers on record, indeed Gaye sometimes claimed that for the durations of the songs he was in love with her.
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^ Real-life couple Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson provided the writing and production for the Gaye/Terrell records.
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.While Gaye and Terrell were not lovers — though rumors persist — they portrayed lovers on record.^ While Gaye and Terrell were not lovers — though rumors persist — they portrayed lovers on record.
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^ Real life couple Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson provided the writing and production for the Gaye/Terrell records; while Gaye and Terrell themselves were not lovers (though rumors persist that they may have been), they convincingly portrayed lovers on record; indeed Gaye sometimes claimed that for the durations of the songs he was in love with her.
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^ Real life couple Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson provided the writing and production for the Gaye/Terrell records; while Gaye and Terrell themselves were not lovers, they convincingly portrayed lovers on record, indeed Gaye sometimes claimed that for the durations of the songs he was in love with her.
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.Gaye claimed that for the songs he was in love with her.^ Gaye claimed that for the songs he was in love with her.
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^ Real life couple Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson provided the writing and production for the Gaye/Terrell records; while Gaye and Terrell themselves were not lovers, they convincingly portrayed lovers on record, indeed Gaye sometimes claimed that for the durations of the songs he was in love with her.
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^ Marvin Gaye: Love Songs - Greatest Duets lyrics [2000] .
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.On October 14, 1967, while in concert at the homecoming for Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia, outside the college town of Farmville, Tammi Terrell collapsed in Gaye's arms.^ On October 14, 1967, Terrell collapsed into Gaye's arms while they were performing at the Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) homecoming in Hampton, Virginia (in Virginia's Tidewater region, not at Hampden-Sydney College, in mid-state Virginia).
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^ On October 14 , 1967 , Terrell collapsed into Gaye's arms onstage while they were performing at the Hampton University homecoming in Virginia (contrary to popular belief, it was not Hampden-Sydney College , also in Virginia).

^ Terrell had been complaining of migraines when, in the summer of 1967, she collapsed in Gaye's arms while performing at a Virginia college.
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.She was rushed to Southside Community Hospital, where she was later diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.^ She was later diagnosed with a brain tumor and her health continued to deteriorate.
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^ She was later diagnosed with a brain tumor , and her health continued to deteriorate.
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^ She was later diagnosed with a brain tumor.
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[15] .Contrary to popular belief, the concert was not at Hampton University.^ Contrary to popular belief, the concert was not at Hampton University.
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^ On October 14 , 1967 , Terrell collapsed into Gaye's arms onstage while they were performing at the Hampton University homecoming in Virginia (contrary to popular belief, it was not Hampden-Sydney College , also in Virginia).
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^ On October 14, 1967, Terrell collapsed into Gaye's arms onstage while they were performing at the Hampton University homecoming in Virginia (contrary to popular belief, it was not Hampden-Sydney College, also in Virginia).
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.The chairperson of the event recounted the events on WFLO FM radio in Farmville in April 2007 for the anniversary of Marvin's passing.^ The chairperson of the event recounted the events on WFLO FM radio in Farmville in April 2007 for the anniversary of Marvin's passing.
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^ WFLO radio news director Elliott Irving in nearby Farmville, Virginia, recalls that Marvin and Tammi arrived for their concert at Homecoming late in the (American) football game during the fourth quarter.
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^ Of the events that occurred there on April 1, 1984, David Ritz writes: In Marvin's mind, he had long ago taken over as head of the household.

.Motown decided to carry on with Gaye/Terrell recordings, issuing the You're All I Need album in 1968, which featured "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" and "You're All I Need to Get By". By the final album, Easy in 1969, Terrell's vocals were mostly by Valerie Simpson.^ All that’s left for me to say is that this IS the real thing.
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^ You're All I Need lyrics [1968] .
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^ By the time of the final Gaye/Terrell album, Easy, in 1969, Terrell's vocals were performed mostly by Valerie Simpson.
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.Two tracks on Easy were archived Terrell solo songs with Gaye's vocals overdubbed.^ Gaye released Easy with Tammi Terrell .

^ Two tracks on Easy were archived Terrell solo songs with Gaye's vocals overdubbed onto them.
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^ Two tracks on Easy were archived Terrell solo songs with Gaye's vocals overdubbed.
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.Terrell's illness put Gaye in a depression; he refused to acknowledge the success of his song "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (About this sound sample ), released in 1967 by Gladys Knight & The Pips (his was recorded before, but released after theirs), his first #1 hit and the biggest selling single in Motown history to that point, with four million copies sold.^ Terrell's illness put Gaye in a depression ; he refused to acknowledge the success of his song " I Heard It Through the Grapevine " ( Template:Audio ), released in 1967 by Gladys Knight & The Pips (his was recorded before, but released after theirs), his first #1 hit and the biggest selling single in Motown history to that point, with four million copies sold.
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^ In 1968, "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", a cover of a Gladys Knight & The Pips song, was Gaye's biggest hit yet, reaching No.1 worldwide and selling four million copies.
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^ Gaye released Easy with Tammi Terrell .

.His work with producer Norman Whitfield, who produced "Grapevine", resulted in similar success with the singles "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" and "That's the Way Love Is". Meanwhile, Gaye's marriage was crumbling and he was bored with his music.^ His work with producer Norman Whitfield, who produced "Grapevine", resulted in similar success with the singles "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" and "That's the Way Love Is".
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^ Meanwhile, Gaye's marriage was crumbling and he was bored with his music.
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^ I love Marvin Gaye music like i love my kids.
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.Wanting creative control, he sought to produce singles for Motown session band The Originals, whose Gaye- produced hits, "Baby I'm For Real" and "The Bells", brought success.^ Wanting creative control, Marvin sought to produce singles for Motown session band The Originals, whose Gaye-produced hit singles, "Baby I'm For Real" and "The Bells", brought needed success.
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^ Wanting creative control, he sought to produce singles for Motown session band The Originals, whose Gaye-produced hits, "Baby I'm For Real" and "The Bells", brought success.
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^ Wanting creative control, he sought to produce singles for Motown session band The Originals , whose Gaye-produced hits, " Baby I'm For Real " and " The Bells ", brought success.
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What's Going On: 1970–72

.Tammi Terrell died of a brain tumor on March 16, 1970. Gaye was so emotional at her funeral that he talked to her lying in state as if she were going to respond.^ Gaye was so emotional at her funeral that he talked to her lying in state as if she were going to respond.
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^ Gaye released Easy with Tammi Terrell .

^ Tammi Terrell died of brain cancer on March 16 , 1970 .
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.He went into seclusion and did not perform in concert for nearly two years.^ Gaye subsequently went into self-seclusion, and did not record or perform for nearly two years.

^ Gaye subsequently went into self-seclusion, and did not perform in concert for nearly two years.
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^ Gaye subsequently went into seclusion, and did not perform in concert for nearly two years.
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.Gaye told friends he had thought of quitting music, at one point trying out for the American football team the Detroit Lions (where he met acquaintances Mel Farr and Lem Barney), but after the success of his productions with the Originals, Gaye entered the studio on June 1, 1970 and recorded "What's Going On", "God Is Love", and "Sad Tomorrows" - an early version of "Flying High (In The Friendly Sky)". Gaye wanted to release "What's Going On", Gordy refused, calling the single "the worst record I ever heard". Gaye threatened to leave Motown unless the record was released.^ The partygoers are portrayed by Detroit Lions players Mel Farr and Lem Barney, whose acquaintances Gaye had made during his failed 1970 tryout with the team.
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^ Something Marvin cut when Motown had rejected the original "What's Going On" single in the fall of 1970.
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^ Gaye forced Motown to release his very successful 1971 album What's Going On .
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.Gordy eventually relented and the song was released with little publicity in January 1971. Despite no backing from Motown, the single became a hit, peaking at number-one on the Billboard R&B charts for five weeks.^ Gordy eventually relented and the song was released with little publicity in January 1971.
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^ Both singles reached number one of the pop singles chart .
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^ "What's Going On" was one of the major hits of 1971 as well as Motown's fast selling single at that point, reaching #2 for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 for five weeks on the Billboard R&B charts.
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[16][17] .It is also rated the fourth best song of all time by Rolling Stone.^ His voice, his songs and his lyrics was, and will be, the best of all.
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^ It is also rated the fourth best song of all time by Rolling Stone .
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^ On the off chance you’re not familiar with Marvin Gaye, he was Motown’s top-selling solo artist during the sixties, and ranked by Rolling Stone as #6 in its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time .
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.After the single's success, Gordy requested an entire album of similar tracks.^ Gordy subsequently requested an entire album of similar tracks from Gaye.
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^ Recording After this success, Berry Gordy requested an entire accompanying album.
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^ After the single's success, Gordy requested an entire album of similar tracks.
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Gaye performing live at the Oakland Coliseum during his 1973-1974 tour
.The What's Going On album became one of the highlights of Gaye's career and is his best-known work.^ What's Going On is still the best album though.
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^ The What's Going On album became one of the highlights of Gaye's career and is today his best-known work.
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^ What’s Going On became one of Marvin Gaye’s career highlights, and put him in an entirely new direction.
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.Both in terms of its funk and jazz-influenced sound and personal lyrical content, it was a departure from his earlier Motown work.^ Both in terms of its funk and jazz-influenced sound and personal lyrical content, it was a departure from his earlier Motown work.
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^ Both in terms of sound (influenced by funk and jazz) and lyrical content (heavily spiritual) it was a major departure from his earlier Motown work.
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^ Both in terms of sound (influenced by funk and jazz) and lyrical content (heavily political) it was a major departure from his earlier Motown work.
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.Two more of its singles, "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" and "Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)", became Top 10 pop hits and #1 R&B hits.^ Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) / Wholy Holy (7") .
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^ Motown alum Diana Ross also paid tribute with her Top 10 pop single "Missing You" (1985), as did Teena Marie, also a former Motown artist, with her album track "My Dear Mr. Gaye".
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^ Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) / Wholy Holy ◄ (2 versions) .
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.The album became one of the most memorable soul albums and, based upon its themes, the concept album became the frontier for soul music.^ The album became one of the most memorable soul albums and, based upon its themes, the concept album became the frontier for soul music .
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^ The album became one of the most memorable soul albums of all time, and, based upon its themes, the concept album became the next new frontier for soul music.
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^ The album became one of the most memorable soul albums of all time, and, based upon its themes, the concept album became the next new frontier for soul music .
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It has been called "the most important and passionate record to come out of soul music, delivered by one of its finest voices".[18]

Let's Get It On and continued success in music: 1972–77

.After the release of What's Going On, Motown renegotiated a contract with Gaye that allowed him creative control.^ After the release of What's Going On, Motown renegotiated a contract with Gaye that allowed him creative control.
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^ To combat Gaye 's absence from the studio, Motown released the 1977 stopgap Live at the London Palladium, which spawned the single "Got to Give It Up, Pt.
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^ Gaye is notable for fighting the hit-making, but creatively restrictive, Motown record-making process, in which performers and songwriters and record producers were generally kept in separate camps.
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.The deal was worth $1 million, making Gaye the highest-earning black artist.^ The deal was worth $1 million, making Gaye the highest-earning black artist.
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^ In 2008, Gaye earned 3.5 million dollars, and took 13th place in 'Top-Earning Dead Celebrities' in Forbes Magazine .
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^ Back in the good days, it was not unusual for Gaye to earn $3 million or $4 million a year..."

[6] .He moved from Detroit to Los Angeles in 1972 after being offered a chance to write the score to a blaxploitation film.^ He moved from Detroit to Los Angeles in 1972 after being offered a chance to write the score to a blaxploitation film.
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^ Marvin moved to Los Angeles in 1972 where he wrote his first score.
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^ In 1973 Motown moved from Detroit to Los Angeles, a sign that an era had finished.
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Writing, arranging and producing the movie Trouble Man, Gaye issued the soundtrack and title song in 1972. The soundtrack and single became hits, the single peaking at the top ten in early 1973.
.Gaye decided to switch from social to sensual with Let's Get It On in 1973. The album was a departure for its sensual appeal.^ The album was a departure for its sensual appeal.
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^ Gaye decided to switch from social to sensual with Let's Get It On in 1973.
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^ Let's Get It On was a sexually and romantically charged album that was very successful on the charts and remains "a record unparalleled in its sheer sensuality and carnal energy."

.Yielded by the title track (About this sound sample ) and tracks such as "Come Get to This", "You Sure Love to Ball", and "Distant Lover", Let's Get It On became Gaye's biggest selling album during his lifetime, surpassing What's Going On.^ "If you let, I will take you to where love is king."
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^ Fond memories of "You Sure Love to Ball" for obvious reasons.
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^ Yielded by the title track (sample (help·info)) and tracks such as "Come Get to This", "You Sure Love to Ball", and "Distant Lover", Let's Get It On became Gaye's biggest selling album during his lifetime, surpassing What's Going On.
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Also, with the title track, Gaye broke his own record at Motown by surpassing the sales of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". The album would be hailed "a record unparalleled in its sheer sensuality and carnal energy."[19]
.Gaye began working on his final duet album, this time with Diana Ross for the Diana & Marvin project, an album of duets that began recording in 1972, while Ross was pregnant with her second child, Tracee Ellis Ross.^ Gaye began working on his final duet album, this time with Diana Ross for the Diana & Marvin project, an album of duets that began recording in 1972, while Ross was pregnant with her second child.
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^ Gaye began working on his final duet album, this time with Diana Ross for the Diana & Marvin project, an album of duets that began recording in 1972, while Ross was pregnant with her second child, Tracee Ellis Ross .
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^ Diana & Marvin (with Diana Ross ) was released.

.Gaye refused to sing if he couldn't smoke in the studio, so the album was recorded by overdubbing Ross and Gaye at separate sessions.^ Gaye refused to sing if he couldn't smoke in the studio, so the album was recorded by overdubbing Ross and Gaye at separate sessions.
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^ Gaye refused to sing if he couldn't smoke in the studio, and the duets album was recorded by overdubbing Ross and Gaye at separate studio session dates.
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^ Gaye refused to sing if he couldn't smoke in the studio, and the duets album was recorded by overdubing Ross and Gaye at separate studio session dates.

.Released in fall 1973, the album yielded the US Top 20 hit singles "You're a Special Part of Me and "My Mistake (Was to Love You)" as well as the UK versions of The Stylistics's "You Are Everything" at #5 and "Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)" at #25, respectively.^ Released in fall 1973, the album yielded the US Top 20 hit singles " You're a Special Part of Me and " My Mistake (Was to Love You) " as well as the UK versions of The Stylistics 's " You Are Everything " at #5 and " Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) " at #25, respectively.
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^ Released in the fall of 1973, the album yielded the US hit singles "You're a Special Part of Me and the UK top five version of The Stylistics' "You Are Everything".
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^ If you're too young to remember, get this and listen to it with your main squeeze.
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In 1976, Gaye released the I Want You LP, which yielded the title track as the number-one R&B single, and the modest charter, "After the Dance." Album tracks such as "Since I Had You" and "Soon I'll Be Loving You Again" geared Gaye towards more funky material. .The following year, Gaye released the funk single, "Got to Give It Up, Pt.^ Marvin Gaye - Got to give it up .
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^ The following year, Gaye released the funk single, " Got to Give It Up, Pt.
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^ Gaye's " I Heard It Through the Grapevine " is the best-selling international Motown single, explained by a re-release in Europe following a Levi 501 Jeans commercial in 1986.
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.1", which became a simultaneous number-one US hit.^ Most notably, he is the drummer on The Marvelettes' 1961 number one hit "Please Mr. Postman" and Little Stevie Wonder's 1963 number one hit "Fingertips Pt.
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^ Most notably, he is the drummer on The Marvelettes ' 1961 number one hit " Please Mr. Postman " and Little Stevie Wonder 's 1963 number one hit " Fingertips Pt.
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^ Tribute songs to the singer included Diana Ross ' " Missing You " and The Commodores ' " Nightshift " became hits with each song reaching number-one on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart .
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.The single was featured on his Live at the London Palladium album, which partially helped in the album selling over two million copies, becoming one of the top-selling albums of that year.^ The single was featured on his Live at the London Palladium album, which partially helped in the album selling over two million copies, becoming one of the top-selling albums of that year.
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^ Live at the London Palladium - Motown 1977 .

^ In 1977, Gaye released the seminal funk single, "Got to Give It Up", which went to number-one on both the pop, R&B and dance singles charts and helped his Live at the London Palladium album sell over two million copies and becoming one of the top ten best-selling albums of the year.
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.During the same period, Gaye was honored by the United Nations for his charitable work.^ Gaye introduced his daughter to a national audience during a show in 1975.
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^ It was in this soul-searching period that Gaye recorded "What's Going On", a jazzy social commentary that was markedly different from his previous work.
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^ And although the ghetto was a basic landscape for Gaye-as it was for Curtis Mayfield, whose music during the same period was also luminous-Marvin turns rage into beauty, rearranges anger into art.
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Here, My Dear and his final days at Motown: 1978–1981

Gaye performs at the London Palladium in 1977
.The following year, shortly after divorcing his wife, Anna, he agreed to remit a portion of his salary and sales of his upcoming album as alimony.^ Main article: Here, My Dear File:Gaye performing at London Palladium.jpg Gaye performs at the London Palladium in 1977 The following year, shortly after divorcing his wife, Anna, he agreed to remit a portion of his salary and sales of his upcoming album as alimony .
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^ The following year, after divorcing his first wife Anna, he agreed to remit a portion of his salary and sales of his upcoming album to his ex for alimony.
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^ The following year, after divorcing his wife, Anna, he agreed to remit a portion of his salary and sales of his upcoming album as alimony.
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.The result was 1978's Here, My Dear, which addressed the sour points of his marriage and almost led to Anna filing a lawsuit for invasion of privacy.^ Here, My Dear - Amazon.com .
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^ Here My Dear - Motown 1978 .

^ The result was 1978's Here, My Dear , which addressed the sour points of his marriage and almost led to Anna filing a lawsuit for invasion of privacy .
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.That album went nowhere and Gaye struggled.^ That album tanked and Gaye struggled.
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^ That album went nowhere and Gaye struggled.
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^ That album tanked on the charts, despite its later critical reevaluation, however, and Gaye struggled to sell a record.
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.By 1979, besieged by tax problems and drug addictions, Gaye filed for bankruptcy and moved to Hawaii, where he lived in a bread van and began working on his follow-up to Here, My Dear, titled In Our Lifetime?.^ Gaye released Here, My D e ar .

^ Here, My Dear - Amazon.com .
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^ Here My Dear - Motown 1978 .

.In 1980, he signed with British promoter Jeffrey Kruger to headline a European tour with stops at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and performances in Amsterdam and England.^ In 1980, he signed with British promoter Jeffrey Kruger to do concerts overseas with the highlight supposedly a Royal Command Performance at London's Drury Lane in front of Princess Margaret.
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^ In 1980, he signed with British promoter Jeffrey Kruger to do concerts overseas with the promised highlight of a Royal Command Performance at London's Drury Lane in front of Princess Margaret.
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^ The Concert Anthology - The 1980 European Tour / The 1983 North American Tour .
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.While in London, Gaye was to headline a Command Performance at the Royal Gala Charity Show for Princess Margaret but the singer showed up seven hours late with Princess Margaret leaving halfway through the concert.^ While in London , Gaye was to headline a Command Performance at the Royal Gala Charity Show for Princess Margaret but the singer showed up seven hours late with Princess Margaret leaving halfway through the concert.
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^ In 1980, he signed with British promoter Jeffrey Kruger to do concerts overseas with the highlight supposedly a Royal Command Performance at London's Drury Lane in front of Princess Margaret.
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^ Marvin Gaye - Compact Command Performances: 15 Greatest Hits (1984) Retail CD .
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.While in London, he continued work on Lifetime with a rough draft completed by the fall of the year.^ While in London, he continued work on Lifetime with a rough draft completed by the fall of the year.
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^ While in London, Marvin worked on In Our Lifetime?, a complex and deeply personal record.
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^ While in London, he worked on In Our Lifetime?
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.When Motown issued the album in January 1981, Gaye accused Motown of editing and remixing the album without his consent, releasing an unfinished song ("Far Cry"), altering the album art he requested and removing the question mark from the title, muting its irony.^ When Motown issued the album in 1981, Gaye accused Motown of editing and remixing the album without his consent, releasing an unfinished song ("Far Cry"), altering the album art he requested and removing the question mark from the title - muting its irony.
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^ When Motown issued the album in 1981 , Gaye was livid: he accused Motown of editing and remix ing the album without his consent, releasing an unfinished song, ("Far Cry") altering the album art he requested and removing the question mark from the title (rendering the intended irony imperceptible).
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^ When Motown issued the album in January 1981, Gaye accused Motown of editing and remixing the album without his consent, releasing an unfinished song ("Far Cry"), altering the album art he requested and removing the question mark from the title, muting its irony.
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.Afterwards, Gaye vowed never to record another project for Motown Records.^ Afterwards, Gaye vowed never to record another project for Motown Records.
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^ In 1983 , the British group Spandau Ballet recorded the single "True" as a partial tribute to both Gaye and the Motown sound he helped establish.
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^ The impact of Berry Gordy, Jr. Motown Records on Gaye became evident by the early 60s when Gordy gave Gaye a solo contract and Gaye married Gordy's sister.

Comeback and sudden death: 1982–84

.On the advice of Belgian concert promoter Freddy Cousaert, Gaye moved to Ostend, Belgium, in early 1981 where he enjoyed a brief period of sobriety from drug abuse.^ Main article: Midnight Love On the advice of Belgian concert promoter Freddy Cousaert, Gaye moved to Ostend , Belgium , in early 1981 where he enjoyed a brief period of sobriety from drug abuse.
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^ By 1979, besieged by tax problems and drug addictions, Gaye filed for bankruptcy and moved to Hawaii, where he lived in a bread van.
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^ One movie, Sexual Healing , is based on the post-Motown career of Marvin Gaye's later years with Jesse L. Martin playing Marvin and James Gandolfini playing Marvin's Belgium-based mentor, concert promoter Freddy Cousaert.
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.Still upset over Motown's decision to release In Our Lifetime, he negotiated a release from the label and signed with Columbia Records in 1982, releasing the Midnight Love album late that year.^ After being upset over Motown's hasty decision to release the album, he negotiated a release from the label and signed with Columbia Records in 1982 and released Midnight Love the same year.
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^ Midnight Love - Columbia 1983 .

^ After being upset over Motown's hasty decision to release In Our Lifetime, he negotiated a release from the label and signed with Columbia Records in 1982 and released Midnight Love the same year.
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.The album included "Sexual Healing" (About this sound sample ), which was Gaye's last hit.^ Gaye's career took a dive in the 70's but then in 1982 had a smash with Sexual Healing.
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^ Gaye topped the Top 40 with " Sexual Healing ."

^ From his new residence in Belgium, he signed with Columbia Records to release his final album, 1982’s Midnight Love , which spawned the hit “Sexual Healing.” Marvin Gaye’s last two big public performances were the National Anthem at the 1983 NBA All Star Game, and What’s Going On at the Motown 25 celebration in 1983.
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.He wrote it during his 2 month stay in the village Moere, near Ostend.^ He wrote it during his 2 month stay in the village Moere, near Ostend.
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.Gaye's friend and lawyer Curtis Shaw calls this Moere-period "the best thing that ever happened to Marvin". The video clip of "Sexual Healing" is recorded in the Casino-Kursaal in Ostend.^ Gaye topped the Top 40 with " Sexual Healing ."

^ Gaye's friend and lawyer Curtis Shaw calls this Moere-period "the best thing that ever happened to Marvin".
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^ The video clip of "Sexual Healing" is recorded in the Casino-Kursaal in Ostend.
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.The single reached number one on Billboard's R&B chart, where it stayed for ten weeks, later crossing to number three on Billboard's Hot 100. The single sold two million copies in the U.S. earning a platinum certification.^ Both singles reached number one of the pop singles chart .
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^ The single reached number one on Billboard's R&B chart, where it stayed for ten weeks, later crossing to number three on Billboard's Hot 100.
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^ "What's Going On" was one of the major hits of 1971 as well as Motown's fast selling single at that point, reaching #2 for three weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 for five weeks on the Billboard R&B charts.
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The song also gave Gaye his first two Grammy Awards (Best R&B Male Vocal Performance, Best R&B Instrumental) in February 1983. It was nominated for Best R&B Song but lost to George Benson's "Turn Your Love Around".
.The following year, he was nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance again, this time for the Midnight Love album.^ The following year, he was nominated for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance again, this time for the Midnight Love album.
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^ The following year, after divorcing his wife, Anna, he agreed to remit a portion of his salary and sales of his upcoming album as alimony.
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^ The hit finally gave Gaye his just due as he won two Grammy Award s for the song ( Best R&B Male Vocal Performance and Best R&B Instrumental ) in February 1983 .
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.In February 1983, Gaye performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the NBA All-Star Game, held at The Forum in Inglewood, California, accompanied by Gordon Banks who played the studio tape from stands..^ He sang it that way at an NBA all-star game, and you know what?
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^ In February 1983, Gaye performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the NBA All-Star Game, held at The Forum in Inglewood, California, accompanied by a drum machine.
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^ To this day, no one has ever sung the Star Spangled Banner like he did at the 1983 NBA All Star Game.
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  • Marvin Gaye - Introduction | American Masters | PBS 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

[20] .In March 1983, he gave his final performance in front of his old mentor Berry Gordy and the Motown label for Motown 25, performing "What's Going On". He then embarked on a U.S. tour to support his album.^ In March 1983, he gave his final performance in front of his old mentor Berry Gordy and the Motown label for Motown 25 , performing "What's Going On".
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^ In March 1983, he gave his final performance in front of his old mentor and label for Motown 25, performing "What's Going On".
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^ Performance 1983 North America Tour .
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.The tour, ending in August 1983, was plagued by health problems and Gaye's bouts with depression, and fear over an attempt on his life.^ The tour, ending in August 1983, was plagued by health problems and Gaye's bouts with depression, and fear over an attempt on his life.
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.When the tour ended, he isolated himself by moving into his parents' house.^ After that, he moved back into his parents house to get his head straight.
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^ By the time the tour ended, he attempted to isolate himself by moving into his parents' house.
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^ When the tour ended, he isolated himself by moving into his parents' house.
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.He threatened to commit suicide several times after bitter arguments with his father.^ He threatened to commit suicide several times after bitter arguments with his father.
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^ He threatened to commit suicide several times after numerous bitter arguments with his father, Marvin, Sr.
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^ Some of Gaye's relatives claimed that he had purposely pushed his father to the edge so that he could have Marvin, Sr., kill him instead of having to commit suicide.
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.On April 1, 1984, Gaye's father fatally shot him after an argument that started after his parents squabbled over misplaced business documents.^ They say it was an argument over misplaced business documents.
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^ On April 1 , 1984 , one day before his forty-fifth birthday, Gaye's father shot and killed him after an argument that had started after Marvin's parents argued over bills.
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^ On April 1, 1984, one day before his 45th birthday, Gaye's father shot him after an argument that started after his parents squabbled over misplaced business documents.
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Gaye attempted to intervene, and was killed by his father using a gun that Marvin Jr. had given him four months before. Marvin Gaye would have turned 45 the next day. Marvin Sr. was sentenced to five years of probation after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter. .Charges of first-degree murder were dropped after it was revealed that Marvin Sr.^ Charges of first-degree murder were dropped after doctors discovered Marvin Sr.
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^ Charges of first-degree murder were dropped after it was revealed that Marvin Sr.
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^ His father was then discovered to have a brain tumor, and because of that, his charges were reduced from first-degree murder to five years probation.
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had been beaten by Marvin Jr. before the killing. Doctors discovered Marvin Sr. had a brain tumor but was deemed fit for trial. Spending his final years in a retirement home, he died of pneumonia in 1998.[21]
In 1987, Marvin Gaye Jr. was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was also inducted to Hollywood's Rock Walk in 1989 and was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1990.
In 2005, Marvin Gaye Jr. was inducted into the Michigan Rock and Roll Legends Hall of Fame. .In 2007, two of Gaye's most important recordings, "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" and "What's Going On", were voted Legendary Michigan Songs.^ Finally, late in 1970, Gaye decided to record a song that the Four Tops ' Obie Benson had brought him, "What's Going On."
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^ The first Marvin Gaye album for it to be credited as produced solely by the artist himself, What's Going On is a unified album consisting of nine songs, most of which lead into the next.
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^ I Heard It Through The Grapevine / In The Groove (Stereo) .
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Personal life

Gaye and second wife Janis
.Gaye married twice.^ File:Marvin and Jan.jpg Gaye and second wife Janis Gaye married twice.
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^ Personal life: marriages and family Gaye and second wife Janis Gaye married twice.
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.His first marriage was to Berry Gordy Jr.'s sister, Anna Gordy, who was 17 years his senior.^ His first marriage was to Berry Gordy, Jr.'s sister, Anna Gordy , who was 17 years his senior.
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^ His first wife, Anna Gordy , was the sister of his record label boss, Berry Gordy .
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^ In 1961 he married Anna Gordy , Berry Gordy's sister.
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.Marvin and Anna were married on January 8, 1962 when Gaye was 22 and Gordy was 40. The marriage imploded after Marvin began courting Janis Hunter, the teenage daughter of Slim Gaillard, in 1973. Anna filed for divorce in 1975; the divorce was finalized in March 1977. Gaye's erotic and disco-tinged studio album I Want You was based on his relationship with Hunter.^ The marriage imploded after Marvin was courting the teenage daughter of Slim Gaillard, Janis Hunter, in 1973.
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^ Marvin and Anna finally divorced.
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^ Gaye's erotic and disco-tinged studio album I Want You was based on his relationship with Hunter.
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In his book Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves, and Demons of Marvin Gaye, author and music writer Michael Eric Dyson elaborated on the relationship between I Want You and the relationship Gaye had with Hunter, which influenced his music:
.
I Want You is unmistakably a work of romantic and erotic tribute to the woman he deeply loved and would marry shortly, Janis Hunter (Janis Gaye).^ In his book Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves, and Demons of Marvin Gaye, author and music writer Michael Eric Dyson elaborated on the relationship between I Want You and the relationship Gaye had with Hunter, which influenced his music: I Want You is unmistakably a work of romantic and erotic tribute to the woman he deeply loved and would marry shortly, Janis Hunter.
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^ In April of the following year, Marvin released the I Want You LP, which yielded the number-one R&B single, "I Want You", and the modest charter, "After the Dance", and produced erotic album tracks such as "Since I Had You" and "Soon I'll Be Loving You Again" with its musical productions gearing Gaye towards more funky material.
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^ The song entitled 'Dreamworld' on Robin Thicke's third album contains a reference to Marvin Gaye, 'I would say Marvin Gaye, your father didn't want you to die.'
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.Gaye's obsession with the woman in her late teens is nearly palpable in the sensual textures that are the album's aural and lyrical signature.^ Gaye's obsession with the woman in her late teens is nearly palpable in the sensual textures that are the album's aural and lyrical signature.
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^ For the first time on a Marvin Gaye album, lyrics were listed along with personnel.
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^ Gaye uses the album, right down to its packaging, to exorcise his personal demons with subtle visual digs and less-than-subtle lyrical attacks.
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.Their relationship was relentlessly passionate and emotionally rough-hewn; they played up each other's strengths, and played off each other's weaknesses.^ Their relationship was relentlessy passionate and emotionally rough-hewn; they played up each other's strengths, and played off each other's weaknesses.
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^ I could stand if they'd been a little less liberal filing all the rough (read: black) edges off their stars, but that's what Stax/Volt and Atlantic were for, I suppose.

[22]
—Michael Eric Dyson
.In October 1978, he married Janis, who was 17 years old when they met.^ Michael Eric Dyson In October 1977, he married Janis, who was 17 years old when they met.
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^ His first marriage was to Berry Gordy, Jr.'s sister, Anna Gordy, who was 17 years his senior.
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.However, the marriage dissolved within a year.^ However, the marriage dissolved within a year.
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.After attempts at reconciliation, Janis filed for divorce in 1979. The divorce was finalized in February 1981. During this time, Marvin began dating a model from the Netherlands named Eugenie Vis.^ Marvin and Anna finally divorced.
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^ During this time, Marvin began dating a model from Holland named Eugenie Vis.
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^ Marvin and Janis married after Marvin's divorce from Anna was finalized.
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.In 1982 Gaye became involved with Lady Edith Foxwell, former wife of the British movie director Ivan Foxwell, and spent time with her at Sherston, her Wiltshire estate.^ In 1982 Gaye became involved with Lady Edith Foxwell, former wife of the British movie director Ivan Foxwell, and spent time with her at Sherston, her Wiltshire estate.
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^ In 1982 Gaye became involved with Lady Edith Foxwell , former wife of the British movie director Ivan Foxwell, and spent time with her at Sherston, her Wiltshire estate.
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^ Ernie Barnes' Sugar Shack became a 1976 Marvin Gaye album cover and opened the 1970s sitcom Good Times.
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.Foxwell ran the fashionable Embassy Club and was referred to in the media as "the queen of London cafe society."^ Foxwell ran the fashionable Embassy Club and was referred to in the media as "the queen of London cafe society."
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.The story of their affair was told by Stan Hey in the April 2004 issue of GQ.^ The story of their affair was told by Stan Hey in the April 2004 issue of GQ .
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^ The story of their affair was told by Stan Hey in the April 2004 issue of GQ. The report quoted writer/composer Bernard J. Taylor as saying he was told by Foxwell that she and Gaye had discussed marriage.
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.The report quoted writer/composer Bernard J. Taylor as saying he was told by Foxwell that she and Gaye had discussed marriage.^ The report quoted writer/composer Bernard J. Taylor as saying he was told by Foxwell that she and Gaye had discussed marriage.
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^ The story of their affair was told by Stan Hey in the April 2004 issue of GQ. The report quoted writer/composer Bernard J. Taylor as saying he was told by Foxwell that she and Gaye had discussed marriage.
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.Gaye had three children.^ Gaye had three children.
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.Marvin Pentz Gaye, III (b.^ Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. Marvin Gaye , (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) [2] was an American singer-songwriter and instrumentalist with a three- octave vocal range .
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^ Marvin Pentz Gaye, III (b.
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^ Real Name: Marvin Pentz Gaye Jr. Profile: Marvin Gaye's real name was Marvin Pentz Gay Jr..
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.1965) was adopted by Marvin and his first wife Anna.^ Marvin and his first wife Anna.
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^ After marrying in 1964 , the two adopted a young son, Marvin Pentz Gaye, III (born in 1965 ) that was rumored to have been conceived by Gaye and a younger relative of the Gordy family.
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^ The following year, after divorcing his first wife Anna, he agreed to remit a portion of his salary and sales of his upcoming album to his ex for alimony.
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.The singer disclosed this in David Ritz's biography on Gaye, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye, saying he was afraid of being criticized for not producing a child.^ Marvin Gaye: a life marked by complexity .
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^ The singer disclosed the information in the David Ritz best-seller, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye, saying he was afraid of being criticized for not producing a child.
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^ The singer disclosed this in David Ritz 's biography on Gaye, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye , saying he was afraid of being criticized for not producing a child.
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.Later, Gaye had two children with Janis Hunter, Nona Marvisa, nicknamed "Pie" by her dad (born September 4, 1974) and Frankie "Bubby" Christian Gaye (born November 16, 1975).^ Throughout their relationship, two kids were born out of wedlock, Nona Marvisa Gaye (born on September 4 , 1974 ) and Frankie Christian Gaye (born on November 16 , 1975 ).
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^ Later, Gaye had two children with Janis Hunter, Nona Marvisa, nicknamed "Pie" by her dad (born September 4, 1974) and Frankie "Bubby" Christan Gaye (born November 16, 1975).
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^ Later, Gaye had two children with Janis Hunter, Nona Marvisa , nicknamed "Pie" by her dad (born September 4, 1974) and Frankie "Bubby" Christan Gaye (born November 16, 1975).
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.Gaye introduced his daughter to a national audience during a show in 1975. Nona would do the same eight years later when her father was given a tribute by Soul Train.^ Gaye introduced his daughter to a national audience during a show in 1975.
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^ Nona would do the same eight years later when her father was given a tribute by Soul Train .
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^ Nona would do the same eight years later when her father was given a tribute by Soul Train.
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.Nona has gone on to find success as a singer and actress.^ Nona has gone on to find success as a singer and actress.
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.Gaye's eldest son was a music producer.^ Gaye's eldest son was a music producer.
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^ Marvin Gaye was born the first son and second eldest of four children to Rev. Marvin Pentz Gay, Sr and schoolteacher Alberta Williams.
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.Frankie is said to have taken work as an artist.^ Frankie is said to have taken work as an artist .
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^ Frankie is said to have taken work as an artist.
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.Gaye also has two grandchildren: Marvin Pentz Gaye IV (b.^ Gaye also has two grandchildren: Marvin Pentz Gaye IV (b.
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^ Marvin currently has two grandchildren.
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^ Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. Marvin Gaye , (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) [2] was an American singer-songwriter and instrumentalist with a three- octave vocal range .
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.1995), born on the anniversary of his grandfather's death[23]; and Nolan Pentz Gaye (b.^ This is the 25th anniversary of singer Marvin Gaye’s death.
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^ Marvin Gaye was born the first son and second eldest of four children to Rev. Marvin Pentz Gay, Sr and schoolteacher Alberta Williams.
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^ Nolan Pentz Gaye (b.
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1997).

Musicianship

.Marvin Gaye's musical style changed in various ways throughout his 26-year career.^ Marvin Gaye's musical style changed in various ways throughout his 26-year career.
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^ Marvin Gaye’s music will live forever and ever.
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^ Marvin's eldest son followed his parents into show-business becoming a record producer and currently has control over his estate, Nona Gaye has had a successful career as a singer and actress and also recorded with Prince for several years, and Frankie Gaye has not followed his siblings into show business.
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.Upon his early recordings as member of The Marquees and Harvey & the New Moonglows in the late 1950s, Marvin recorded in a doo-wop vocal style.^ Harvey Fuqua , of the R&B/ doo-wop group The Moonglows , recruited them, after the break up of the original members to be The New Moonglows .
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^ Diddley introduced the group to Harvey Fuqua, of the R&B/doo-wop group The Moonglows.
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^ Upon his early recordings as member of The Marquees and Harvey & the New Moonglows in the late 1950s, Marvin recorded in a doo-wop vocal style.
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.After signing his first solo recording contract with Motown, Marvin prompted staff members he wanted to record an adult album of standards and jazz covers.^ After signing his first solo recording contract with Motown, Marvin prompted staff members he wanted to record an adult album of standards and jazz covers.
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^ After a concert in Detroit , Michigan , the "new" Moonglows disbanded and Fuqua introduced Gaye to Motown Records president Berry Gordy who first signed Marvin as a session drummer and later as a singer within a year.
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^ Straighten Up and Fly Right ," from the Nat King Cole album " Embraceable You ", was covered on the Marvin Gaye album " The Very Best of Doo Wop (disc 1) ."
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.His first album, The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye, conveyed those genres including several doo-wop and blues songs.^ Marvin Gaye songs that have been covered .
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^ His first album, The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye , conveyed those genres including several doo-wop and blues songs.
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^ Marvin Gaye albums: .
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The Motown Sound and psychedelic soul

.Starting with his first charted hit, 1962's "Stubborn Kind of Fellow" through 1967's "Your Unchanging Love", Marvin's music featured a blend of black rhythm and blues and white pop music that came to be later identified as the "Motown Sound". Marvin's 1962-1964 hits reflected a dance-pop/rock 'n' roll approach while his 1965-1969 recordings reflected a pop-soul style.^ Your Unchanging Love lyrics .
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^ Marvin will live forever through his music.
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^ The Motown Sound and psychedelic soul .
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.Backed by Motown's in-house band The Funk Brothers, pre-1970 Marvin Gaye recordings were built around songs with simple, direct lyrics supported by an R&B rhythm section with orchestral strings and horns added for pop appeal.^ Backed by Motown's in-house band The Funk Brothers , pre-1970 Marvin Gaye recordings were built around songs with simple, direct lyrics supported by an R&B rhythm section with orchestral strings and horns added for pop appeal.
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^ The song was recorded in a mellow funk style with Gaye playing piano.
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^ Marvin Gaye songs that have been covered .
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.Marvin's early hits were conceived by Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Mickey Stevenson and Holland-Dozier-Holland.^ Marvin's early hits were conceived by Berry Gordy , Smokey Robinson , Mickey Stevenson and Holland-Dozier-Holland .
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^ His work with Smokey Robinson on the 1966 album, Moods of Marvin Gaye , spawned consecutive top ten singles in " I'll Be Doggone " and " Ain't That Peculiar ".
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^ There Marvin met Berry Gordy, who just started Motown, and married Berry’s sister Anna, a woman 18 years Gaye’s senior.
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  • Marvin Gaye - Introduction | American Masters | PBS 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

.Marvin's sound started to change slightly in 1967 after he began working with producers Norman Whitfield, Ashford & Simpson and Frank Wilson.^ Marvin's sound started to change slightly in 1967 after he began working with producers Norman Whitfield , Ashford & Simpson and Frank Wilson .
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^ Gaye began working on his final duet album, this time with Diana Ross for the Diana & Marvin project, an album of duets that began recording in 1972, while Ross was pregnant with her second child.
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^ Gaye began working on his final duet album, this time with Diana Ross for the Diana & Marvin project, an album of duets that began recording in 1972, while Ross was pregnant with her second child, Tracee Ellis Ross .
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.Whereas Marvin's early sound reflected a youthful exterior, later songs during that period including "You", "Chained", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" and "That's the Way Love Is" were all recorded under the psychedelic soul sound of the late sixties and early seventies.^ Whereas Marvin's early sound reflected a youthful exterior, later songs during that period including "You", "Chained", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" and "That's the Way Love Is" were all recorded under the psychedelic soul sound of the late sixties and early seventies.
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^ The Motown Sound and psychedelic soul .
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^ His work with producer Norman Whitfield, who produced "Grapevine", resulted in similar success with the singles "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" and "That's the Way Love Is".
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."Psychedelic soul" mixed guitar-driven rock with soul-based grooves.^ "Psychedelic soul" mixed guitar-driven rock with soul -based grooves.
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^ By itself, " I Want You ", mixed funk with disco, soul and lite rock elements.
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.Marvin's vocal style also changed during that period where he began singing in a gospel texture that had been only hinted in previous recordings.^ Marvin's vocal style also changed during that period where he began singing in a gospel texture that had been only hinted in previous recordings.
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^ He was simultaneously recalling the song; translating the chords into a gospel style; and playing in his memory banks, if not perhaps the exact licks, then at least the soul and the feeling of Marvin's vocal performance from two years earlier.
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^ Marvin's albums between 1971 and 1981 reflected a period where, as an Allmusic writer said, his music "not only redefined soul music as a creative force but also expanded its impact as an agent for social change" [24] .
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Social commentary and conceptual albums

.In 1971, Marvin issued his landmark album, What's Going On.^ In 1971, Marvin issued his landmark album, What's Going On .
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^ The first Marvin Gaye album for it to be credited as produced solely by the artist himself, What's Going On is a unified album consisting of nine songs, most of which lead into the next.
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^ What’s Going On” was my Marvin Gaye favor because it address social issues of America.
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.The album and its tracks were responsible in the changing landscape of rhythm and blues music as the album presented a full view of social ills in America, including war, police brutality, racism, drug addiction, environmentalism, and urban decay.^ The album and its tracks were responsible in the changing landscape of rhythm and blues music as the album presented a full view of social ills in America, including war , police brutality , racism , drug addiction , environmentalism , and urban decay .
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^ Marvin's albums between 1971 and 1981 reflected a period where, as an Allmusic writer said, his music "not only redefined soul music as a creative force but also expanded its impact as an agent for social change" [24] .
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^ With What's Going On, Gaye meditated on what had happened to the American dream of the past -- as it related to urban decay, environmental woes, military turbulence, police brutality, unemployment, and poverty.
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.Beforehand, recordings of social unrest had been recorded by the likes of (Curtis Mayfield &) The Impressions, The Temptations, Sam Cooke, Sly & the Family Stone and James Brown, but this was the first album fully devoted to those issues.^ Family Affair - Sly and the Family Stone 32.

^ Beforehand, recordings of social unrest had been recorded by the likes of (Curtis Mayfield &) The Impressions , The Temptations , Sam Cooke , Sly & the Family Stone and James Brown , but this was the first album fully devoted to those issues.
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^ Indeed, in contrast to the more biting, hardline polemics of contemporaries like James Brown, Curtis Mayfield, and Sly & the Family Stone, "What's Going On" is remarkable for its serenity and warmth -- even detailing their litany of injustices Gaye's vocals remain implacably calm, radiating a Zen-like wisdom and peacefulness.
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.The album was produced under what is called a song cycle and because of its theme of "what's going on" was considered one of the first concept albums to be released in soul music.^ The album became one of the most memorable soul albums and, based upon its themes, the concept album became the frontier for soul music .
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^ The final minute of the song (and of the album) is a reprise to the theme of "What's Going On", the album's first song.
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^ The album's stylistic manor of using a song cycle gave it a cohesive feel and lead What's Going On to become known as the first soul music concept albums.
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.Marvin's 1972 soundtrack Trouble Man, based on the blaxploitation film of the same name, mainly featured instrumentals with a few vocal runs, including songs with social commentary.^ Marvin's 1972 soundtrack Trouble Man , based on the blaxploitation film of the same name , mainly featured instrumentals with a few vocal runs, including songs with social commentary.
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^ Trouble Man - Motown 1972 .

^ Trouble Man was the film, its theme song an ironically autobiographical blues.
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  • Marvin Gaye - Introduction | American Masters | PBS 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

.Marvin's 1972 recordings outside that album — including "Where Are We Going", "Piece of Clay", "You're the Man" and "The World Is Rated X" -- also raised social issues and was personal in nature.^ In 1971, Marvin issued his landmark album, What's Going On .
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^ You're The Man lyrics .
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^ Marvin's 1972 recordings outside that album—including "Where Are We Going", "Piece of Clay", " You're the Man " and "The World Is Rated X" -- also raised social issues and was personal in nature.
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.The songs were to be included in the unreleased 1972 album, You're the Man, which was canceled after the modest reception of the title single.^ You're The Man lyrics .
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^ You're the Man, Pts.
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^ The songs were to be included in the unreleased 1972 album, You're the Man , which was canceled after the modest reception of the title single.
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.Marvin issued his next "concept album" with 1973's Let's Get It On, based on the spiritual and erotic side of love and sex.^ Marvin issued his next "concept album" with 1973's Let's Get It On , based on the spiritual and erotic side of love and sex .
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^ The album became one of the most memorable soul albums of all time, and, based upon its themes, the concept album became the next new frontier for soul music.
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^ Troubled from the start, the marriage permanently imploded after Marvin began courting Janis Hunter, the seventeen-year-old daughter of hipster jazz icon Slim Gaillard, in 1973 following the release of his Let's Get It On album.
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.Marvin released a similarly themed funk album in 1976, I Want You, before switching to personal issues with the albums Here, My Dear (1978) and In Our Lifetime (1981).^ Here My Dear - Motown 1978 .

^ Marvin released a similarly themed funk album in 1976, I Want You , before switching to personal issues with the albums Here, My Dear (1978) and In Our Lifetime (1981).
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^ Here, My Dear lyrics .
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.The former album focused on Marvin's problems in his first marriage, while the latter focused on his own life struggles.^ The former album focused on Marvin's problems in his first marriage, while the latter focused on his own life struggles.
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^ The first Marvin Gaye album for it to be credited as produced solely by the artist himself, What's Going On is a unified album consisting of nine songs, most of which lead into the next.
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^ After signing his first solo recording contract with Motown, Marvin prompted staff members he wanted to record an adult album of standards and jazz covers.
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Marvin's albums between 1971 and 1981 reflected a period where, as an Allmusic writer said, his music "not only redefined soul music as a creative force but also expanded its impact as an agent for social change".[24]

From funk to disco to contemporary R&B

.Starting in the early-seventies, Marvin's sound began to reflect the emerging sounds of funk and the later disco movement of the late 1970s.^ Starting in the mid-seventies, Marvin's sound began to reflect the emerging sounds of funk and the later disco movement of the late 1970s before settling into a modern contemporary R&B sound as the eighties approached.
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^ Whereas Marvin's early sound reflected a youthful exterior, later songs during that period including "You", "Chained", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" and "That's the Way Love Is" were all recorded under the psychedelic soul sound of the late sixties and early seventies.
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^ After signing with Motown as a solo artist in 1961, Gaye changed his name from Marvin Gay to Marvin Gaye , later stating he added the 'e' because it "sounded more professional".
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.Marvin's double-sided 1976 single, "I Want You/After the Dance" and his 1977 hit, "Got to Give It Up" were his only successful attempts at recording disco-styled dance music whereas the 1978 single "A Funky Space Reincarnation", 1979's "Ego Tripping Out" and the 1981 singles "Praise" and "Heavy Love Affair" aimed at the funk-based urban audience.^ Marvin's double-sided 1976 single, "I Want You/After the Dance" and his 1977 hit, "Got to Give It Up" were his only successful attempts at recording disco-styled dance music whereas the 1978 single "A Funky Space Reincarnation", 1979's "Ego Tripping Out" and the 1981 singles "Praise" and "Heavy Love Affair" aimed at the funk-based urban audience.
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^ Ego Tripping Out 16.
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^ Ego Tripping Out 19.
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.By itself, "I Want You", mixed funk with disco, soul and lite rock elements.^ By itself, " I Want You ", mixed funk with disco, soul and lite rock elements.
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^ "Psychedelic soul" mixed guitar-driven rock with soul -based grooves.
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^ Gaye's erotic and disco-tinged studio album I Want You was based on his relationship with Hunter.
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.With the release of 1982's triple-platinum Midnight Love and the massive platinum selling smash hit, "Sexual Healing", Marvin mixed the styles of funk and post disco with Caribbean and European-flavored pop music creating a mix that influenced the modern R&B sound.^ With the release of 1982's triple-platinum Midnight Love and the massive platinum selling smash hit, "Sexual Healing", Marvin mixed the styles of funk and post disco with Caribbean and European -flavored pop music creating a mix that influenced the modern R&B sound.
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^ Sexual Healing - (alternate vocal mix) 5.
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^ Marvin's double-sided 1976 single, "I Want You/After the Dance" and his 1977 hit, "Got to Give It Up" were his only successful attempts at recording disco-styled dance music whereas the 1978 single "A Funky Space Reincarnation", 1979's "Ego Tripping Out" and the 1981 singles "Praise" and "Heavy Love Affair" aimed at the funk-based urban audience.
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."Sexual Healing" was the biggest R&B hit of the 1980s - #1 for 10 consecutive weeks.^ Sexual Healing 10.
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^ "Sexual Healing" was the biggest R&B hit of the 1980s - #1 for 10 consecutive weeks.
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^ Label: Released: 10/23/07 More Info Sexual Healing [Single] .
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.Some of Marvin's posthumous releases have been varied in nature: 1985's Dream of a Lifetime was produced mostly in a electro funk sound mostly in the first half of the album, while his posthumous "featuring" on rapper Erick Sermon's 2001 hit, "Music" brought him to a younger hip-hop audience.^ Musical achievements and posthumous releases .
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^ Some of Marvin's posthumous releases have been varied in nature: 1985's Dream of a Lifetime was produced mostly in a electro funk sound mostly in the first half of the album, while his posthumous "featuring" on rapper Erick Sermon 's 2001 hit, " Music " brought him to a younger hip-hop audience.
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^ Because of his flexibility and inherent musicality, Marvin was a producer’s dream.
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  • Marvin Gaye - Introduction | American Masters | PBS 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

Legacy and influence

According to several historians, Marvin Gaye's career "spanned the entire history of rhythm and blues from fifties doo-wop to eighties contemporary soul." [25] Critics stated that Gaye's music "signified the development of black music from raw rhythm and blues, through sophisticated soul to the political awareness of the 1970s and increased concentration on personal and sexual politics thereafter."[26] Marvin's usage of multi-tracked vocalizing, recording songs of social, political and sexual issues, and producing albums of autobiographical nature have influenced a generation of recording artists of various genres. .As an artist who broke away from the controlled atmosphere of Motown Records in the 1970s, he influenced the careers of label mates such as Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers and, later in Epic Records, Michael Jackson to gain creative control and produced/co-produced their own albums.^ Various Artists Motown 1970s Vol.
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^ As an artist who broke away from the controlled atmosphere of Motown Records in the 1970s, he influenced the careers of label mates such as Stevie Wonder , The Isley Brothers and, later in Epic Records, Michael Jackson to gain creative control and produced/co-produced their own albums.
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^ The same label released a deluxe edition of Gaye's Here, My Dear album, which included a re-sequencing of tracks from the album from producers such as Salaam Remi and Bootsy Collins .
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.The careers of later R&B stars such as Rick James, Prince, R. Kelly, D'Angelo, Janet Jackson, Lustevie, George Michael, Justin Timberlake, Usher and J. Holiday also were influenced by the music of Marvin Gaye.^ In his book Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves, and Demons of Marvin Gaye, author and music writer Michael Eric Dyson elaborated on the relationship between I Want You and the relationship Gaye had with Hunter, which influenced his music: I Want You is unmistakably a work of romantic and erotic tribute to the woman he deeply loved and would marry shortly, Janis Hunter.
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^ Marvin Gaye The Man, The Music, The Legend 1996 Arts International   Albumdetails .
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^ Sexual Healing ," from the Marvin Gaye album " Marvin Gaye in Concert, 1993 " , was covered on the Neil Finn album " Andrew Denton's Musical Challenge 2 ."
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.Marvin's erotically concept albums such as Let's Get It On and I Want You inspired similar albums released by Smokey Robinson, Barry White and his co-producer on I Want You, Leon Ware.^ Marvin's erotically concept albums such as Let's Get It On and I Want You inspired similar albums released by Smokey Robinson , Barry White and his co-producer on I Want You , Leon Ware .
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^ David Ritz, whose lyrics include "Sexual Healing," is the biographer of Marvin Gaye (Divided Soul, Da Capo Press), Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles, producer Jerry Wexler and Etta James.
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^ In April of the following year, Marvin released the I Want You LP, which yielded the number-one R&B single, "I Want You", and the modest charter, "After the Dance", and produced erotic album tracks such as "Since I Had You" and "Soon I'll Be Loving You Again" with its musical productions gearing Gaye towards more funky material.
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.Modern-day artists such as Teena Marie and Mary J. Blige have also referenced Marvin in their own songs.^ Modern-day artists such as Teena Marie and Mary J. Blige have also referenced Marvin in their own songs.
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^ The first Marvin Gaye album for it to be credited as produced solely by the artist himself, What's Going On is a unified album consisting of nine songs, most of which lead into the next.
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^ Since the 1960s, Marvin's songs have been covered by a variety of artists.
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.In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him #18 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.^ In 2008, the American music magazine Rolling Stone ranked Gaye #6 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time, [9] and ranked #18 on 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
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^ The song topped a Metro Times list of the 100 Greatest Detroit Songs Of All Time[1], and in 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it the fourth greatest song of all time.
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^ In 2003, the album was ranked number 6 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
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Tributes and covers

.In 1983, Spandau Ballet recorded the single "True" as a tribute to Marvin and the Motown sound he helped established.^ In 1983, the British group Spandau Ballet recorded the single "True" as a partial tribute to both Gaye and the Motown sound he helped establish.
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^ In 1983, Spandau Ballet recorded the single " True " as a tribute to Marvin and the Motown sound he helped established.
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^ Legacy, tributes and award recognitions In 1983, the British group Spandau Ballet recorded the single "True" as a tribute to Gaye and the Motown sound he helped establish.
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.That same year, electro-funk group R. J.'s Latest Arrival mentioned him with their dance hit, "Shackles on My Feet". DeBarge's 1983 hit, "All This Love" was musically influenced by Marvin's sound and was rumored that they had wanted Marvin to record the song himself.^ That same year, electro-funk group R. J.'s Latest Arrival mentioned him with their dance hit, "Shackles on My Feet".
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^ We loved him and his music, but not his demons.
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^ DeBarge 's 1983 hit, " All This Love " was musically influenced by Marvin's sound and was rumored that they had wanted Marvin to record the song himself.
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.However, Marvin had left the label before they could approach him.^ Just before they start singing, Marvin says, "Oh darlin', I wanted to be everything to you"; Diana, in reply, softly speaks the song's title.
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^ Marvin was smart to isolate himself before he died, Just think of how it would have affected his children to be around him during all the chaos.
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  • Marvin Gaye - Introduction | American Masters | PBS 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.pbs.org [Source type: General]

^ They allowed him to suffer for about 5 minutes before telling him the truth.
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.On April 2, 1984, the day after Marvin's death, Duran Duran dedicated their live performance of "Save a Prayer" from their Arena album to him.^ On April 2, 1984, the day after Marvin's death, Duran Duran dedicated their live performance of " Save a Prayer " from their Arena album to him.
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^ The day after Gaye died, Duran Duran dedicated their live performance of Save a Prayer on Arena.
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^ On April 1, 1984, one day before his 45th birthday, Gaye's father shot him after an argument that started after his parents squabbled over misplaced business documents.
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.Tribute songs to the singer included Diana Ross' "Missing You" and The Commodores' "Nightshift" became hits with each song reaching number-one on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart.^ Both singles reached number one of the pop singles chart .
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^ The single reached number one on Billboard's R&B chart, where it stayed for ten weeks, later crossing to number three on Billboard's Hot 100.
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^ Both singles reached number one of the pop singles chart.
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Other artists who have either paid tribute to Marvin in a song or referenced him have included close friend and former Motown label-mate Edwin Starr, who released "Marvin" the month after his death, Teena Marie's "My Dear Mr. Gaye", the Violent Femmes' 1988 single "See My Ships", Maze featuring Frankie Beverly's 1989 R&B hit, "Silky Soul" and George Michael's "John & Elvis are Dead" where Marvin is mentioned in one the final lines from the repeated chorus. .Stevie Wonder wrote the song "Lighting Up the Candles" as a tribute to Gaye following his death and performed the song originally at Gaye's funeral service.^ Stevie Wonder wrote the song "Lighting Up the Candles" as a tribute to Gaye following his death and performed the song originally at Gaye's funeral service.
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^ A year after his death, The Commodores made reference to Gaye's death in their 1985 song "Nightshift", as did the Violent Femmes in their 1988 song "See My Ships".
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^ In " Keep Ya Head Up " by 2Pac , the lyrics in the second verse of the song are "I remember Marvin Gaye used to sing to me, he had me feelin' like black was the thing to be."
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.Wonder later recorded the song for the Jungle Fever soundtrack.^ Wonder later recorded the song for the Jungle Fever soundtrack.
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.In 1992, Israeli artist Izhar Ashdot dedicated his song "Eesh Hashokolad" to Gaye.^ In 1992, Israeli artist Izhar Ashdot dedicated his song "Eesh Hashokolad" to Gaye.
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^ In 1992, the Israeli artist Izhar Ashdot dedicated his song "Eesh Hashokolad" to Gaye.
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^ The first Marvin Gaye album for it to be credited as produced solely by the artist himself, What's Going On is a unified album consisting of nine songs, most of which lead into the next.
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.Two tribute albums, 1995's Inner City Blues: The Music of Marvin Gaye (which featured Nona's version of "Inner City Blues") and 1999's Marvin Is 60 featured covers of Marvin's most famous material.^ Inner City Blues 14.
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^ Inner City Blues lyrics .
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^ Marvin Gaye albums: .
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.Since the 1960s, Marvin's songs have been covered by a variety of artists.^ Since the 1960s, Marvin's songs have been covered by a variety of artists.
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^ Marvin Gaye songs that have been covered .
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^ The first Marvin Gaye album for it to be credited as produced solely by the artist himself, What's Going On is a unified album consisting of nine songs, most of which lead into the next.
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.The Rolling Stones recorded "Baby Don't You Do It" early in their career.^ This time I've passed over How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You , a solo Marvin record with the great piano-pounder 'Baby Don't You Do It' that I've been trying to hunt down for awhile now.

^ Baby Don't You Do It lyrics .
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^ The Rolling Stones recorded "Baby Don't You Do It" early in their career while Rod Stewart during his early tenure with Steampacket covered "Can I Get a Witness".
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.The Band also recorded "Baby Don't You Do It" numerous times under the title "Don't Do It"; the different versions, both studio and live, appear on several of their albums and box sets (the only one to be released as a single came from Rock of Ages), as well as in their 1976 concert film The Last Waltz.^ The first one released as a single was the rock remixed by Fred Durst.
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^ In August 1966, he became just the second Motown act to successfully perform at the Copacabana , though due to label friction, a live album cut from the performances set to be released in 1967 was shelved for nearly 40 years.
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^ Released in fall 1973, the album yielded the US Top 20 hit singles " You're a Special Part of Me and " My Mistake (Was to Love You) " as well as the UK versions of The Stylistics 's " You Are Everything " at #5 and " Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) " at #25, respectively.
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.Rod Stewart during his early tenure with Steampacket covered "Can I Get a Witness". His 1965 hit, "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" was covered three times by Junior Walker in 1966, again in 1975 by James Taylor, and again in 2002 by gospel singer Helen Baylor.^ His 1965 hit, " How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) " was covered three times by Junior Walker in 1966, again in 1975 by James Taylor , and again in 2002 by gospel singer Helen Baylor .
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^ A little later, another Motown singer, Chris Clark, sang a different song containing the lyrics "Do I love you?
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^ Gaye and his group sung background on records by Chuck Berry and Etta James and had a modest hit with "The Twelve Commandments of Love".
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.In Baylor's version she substituted the word "baby" for Jesus.^ In Baylor's version she substituted the word "baby" for Jesus .
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.Gaye's 1968 hit "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" has been frequently covered with versions recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Roger Troutman, Edwin Starr and The California Raisins.^ Gaye's 1968 hit "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" has been frequently covered with versions recorded by Creedence Clearwater Revival , Roger Troutman , Edwin Starr and The California Raisins .
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^ Terrell's illness put Gaye in a depression ; he refused to acknowledge the success of his song " I Heard It Through the Grapevine " ( Template:Audio ), released in 1967 by Gladys Knight & The Pips (his was recorded before, but released after theirs), his first #1 hit and the biggest selling single in Motown history to that point, with four million copies sold.
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^ Gaye's " I Heard It Through the Grapevine " is the best-selling international Motown single, explained by a re-release in Europe following a Levi 501 Jeans commercial in 1986.
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.Donny Hathaway performed a live version of "What's Going On" for his 1972 Live album while Cyndi Lauper recorded a top forty version of "What's Going On" in 1987, the song was re-recorded by a variety of contemporary pop, R&B and rap artists in 2001(again, including Nona) for AIDS benefit and was later dedicated to the events of the September 11, 2001 attacks.^ Donny Hathaway performed a live version of "What's Going On" for his 1972 Live album while Cyndi Lauper recorded a top forty version of "What's Going On" in 1987, the song was re-recorded by a variety of contemporary pop, R&B and rap artists in 2001(again, including Nona ) for AIDS benefit and was later dedicated to the events of the September 11, 2001 attacks .
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^ Since then many other covers have been recorded-Diana Ross' "Save The Children"; versions of "What's Going On" by Donny Hathaway, Cyndi Lauper and Weather Report; Robert Palmer's "Mercy Mercy Me," Sly and Robbie's "Inner City Blues"-proving that Marvin's portrait of an era has transcended its time.
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^ Brad Wind - Miami, FL) Shortly before the terrorist attacks on the US in 2001, a group of artists including Bono, Michael Stipe, Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera recorded this to benefit AIDS research in Africa.
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.A few years after that, rock band A Perfect Circle covered the song in their own hard rock version.^ A few years after that, rock band A Perfect Circle covered the song in their own hard rock version.
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^ The singer's " Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) " was covered by rock band The Strokes which featured Eddie Vedder on lead vocals.
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^ Baby I Need Your Loving (3:10) - Marvin had sung this song with Kim a few years before.
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.The singer's "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" was covered by rock band The Strokes which featured Eddie Vedder on lead vocals.^ The singer's " Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) " was covered by rock band The Strokes which featured Eddie Vedder on lead vocals.
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^ The next year, it was announced that The Strokes were going to cover Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)" on their next album.
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^ It also ended in a much faster and abrupt tone leading into the album's next single, "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)".
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.R&B singer Angela Winbush covered "Inner City Blues" in 1994 and was recorded in a slightly different version by Gil-Scott Heron in the 1970s.^ Inner City Blues 14.
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^ Inner City Blues lyrics .
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^ R&B singer Angela Winbush covered " Inner City Blues " in 1994 and was recorded in a slightly different version by Gil-Scott Heron in the 1970s.
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.Aaliyah covered "Got to Give It Up" on her album One in a Million.^ One In A Million (CD, Album) .
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^ The single was featured on his Live at the London Palladium album, which partially helped in the album selling over two million copies, becoming one of the top-selling albums of that year.
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^ In 1997, R&B singer Aaliyah did a cover to Marvin Gaye's Got To Give It Up which featured Slick Rick .
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.Gospel-soul legends Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin have each covered "Wholy Holy" from the What's Going On album while "Let's Get It On" was famously sampled by Shaggy on his breakthrough single, 1994's "Boombastic". Versions of "Sexual Healing" have been recorded by Soul Asylum, Ben Harper, Max-A-Million, Kate Bush, Neil Finn, Sarah Connor and Ne-Yo.^ He went on his first large-scale tour since God knows when, released a no-bullshit party album ( Midnight Love ), and even had, for all intents and purposes, another 'Let's Get It On' called 'Sexual Healing'.

^ Label: Released: 10/23/07 More Info Sexual Healing [Single] .
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^ All that written, yes I like “Lets get it on” and “sexual healing” too.
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Michael McDonald, Diana Ross and Amy Winehouse have all covered or redone their own versions of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", Marvin's 1967 hit with Tammi Terrell while Luther Vandross and Cheryl Lynn reinterpreted the Marvin/Tammi single, "If This World Were Mine" in 1982. Mary J. Blige and Method Man, with permission, sampled an interpolation of "You're All I Need to Get By" for their 1995 hit, "You're All I Need/I'll Be There for You".
.On April 2, 2006, on the singer's 67th birthday, a park near the neighborhood where Marvin grew up at in Washington, D.C. was renamed after him after a discussion with the City Council.^ On April 2, 2006, on the singer's 67th birthday, a park near the neighborhood where Marvin grew up at in Washington, D.C. was renamed after him after a discussion with the City Council .
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^ The park was renamed on April 2, 2006 on what would've been Gaye's 67th birthday.
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^ Marvin's parents raised their children at the southeast section of D.C. at the Simple City projects [12] and, after Marvin turned 14, lived in the segregated section of Washington, D.C.'s Deanwood neighborhood in the northeastern section of the city.
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."Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" was covered by John Mayer in his Album As/Is, released in 2004. The cover also featured DJ Logic.^ Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) / Wholy Holy (7") .
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^ Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) / Wholy Holy ◄ (2 versions) .
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^ Inner City Blues 14.
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.Elton John's song "Club at the End of the Street" also mentions Marvin Gaye.^ What are your favorite Marvin Gaye songs?
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^ Elton John 's song " Club at the End of the Street " also mentions Marvin Gaye.
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^ He is also mentioned in " Thugz Mansion " as being in Tupacs heaven: "Seen a show with Marvin Gaye last night, it had me shook."
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On the 25th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's death, the singer's hometown of Washington, D.C. again honored the singer by renaming a street he grew up on called "Marvin Gaye Way".

Musical achievements and posthumous releases

.Gaye scored 41 Top 40 hit singles on Billboard's Pop Singles chart between 1963 and 2001, 60 Top 40 R&B singles chart hits from 1962 to 2001, 18 Top Ten pop singles on the pop chart, 38 Top 10 singles on the R&B chart,[28] three number-one pop hits and thirteen number-one R&B hits and tied with Michael Jackson in total as well as the fourth biggest artist of all-time to spend the most weeks at the number-one spot on the R&B singles chart (52 weeks).^ Gaye scored 41 Top 40 hit singles on Billboard ' s Pop Singles chart between 1963 and 2001, 60 Top 40 R&B singles chart hits from 1962 to 2001, 18 Top Ten pop singles on the pop chart, 38 Top 10 singles on the R&B chart, [28] three number-one pop hits and thirteen number-one R&B hits and tied with Michael Jackson in total as well as the fourth biggest artist of all-time to spend the most weeks at the number-one spot on the R&B singles chart (52 weeks).
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^ Gaye scored 41 Top 40 hit singles on Billboard's Pop Singles chart between 1963 and 2001, 60 Top 40 R&B singles chart hits from 1962 to 2001, 18 Top Ten pop singles on the pop chart, 38 Top 10 singles on the R&B chart, three number-one pop hits and thirteen number-one R&B hits and tied with Michael Jackson in total as well as the fourth biggest artist of all-time to spend the most weeks at the number-one spot on the R&B singles chart (52 weeks).
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^ Various Artists 70's Pop Number 1's .
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.In all, Gaye produced a total of 67 singles on the Billboard charts in total, spanning five decades, including five posthumous releases.^ In all, Gaye produced a total of 67 singles on the Billboard charts in total, spanning five decades, including five posthumous releases.
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^ The same label released a deluxe edition of Gaye's Here, My Dear album, which included a re-sequencing of tracks from the album from producers such as Salaam Remi and Bootsy Collins .
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^ Gaye scored 41 Top 40 hit singles on Billboard's Pop Singles chart between 1963 and 2001, 60 Top 40 R&B singles chart hits from 1962 to 2001, 18 Top Ten pop singles on the pop chart, 38 Top 10 singles on the R&B chart, three number-one pop hits and thirteen number-one R&B hits and tied with Michael Jackson in total as well as the fourth biggest artist of all-time to spend the most weeks at the number-one spot on the R&B singles chart (52 weeks).
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.The year a remix of "Let's Get It On" was released to urban adult contemporary radio, "Let's Get It On" was certified gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000, making it the best-selling single on Motown in the United States.^ The year a remix of "Let's Get It On" was released to urban adult contemporary radio, "Let's Get It On" was certified gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000, making it the best-selling single on Motown in the United States.
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^ Gaye's " I Heard It Through the Grapevine " is the best-selling international Motown single, explained by a re-release in Europe following a Levi 501 Jeans commercial in 1986.
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^ His mid-1970s work including the Let's Get It On and I Want You albums helped influence the quiet storm , urban adult contemporary and slow jam genres.
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Gaye's "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" is the best-selling international Motown single, explained by a re-release in Europe following a Levi 501 Jeans commercial in 1986.
.On June 19, 2007, Hip-O Records reissued Gaye's final Motown album, In Our Lifetime as an expanded two-disc edition titled In Our Lifetime?: The Love Man Sessions, bringing back the original title with the question mark and included a different mix of the album, which was recorded in London and also including the original songs from the Love Man album, which were songs later edited lyrically for the songs that made the In Our Lifetime album.^ [In 2007 Hip-O Select issued an expanded edition of the album.
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^ Thankfully, In Our Lifetime splits the difference between the two mindsets.
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^ Gaye claimed that for the songs he was in love with her.
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.The same label released a deluxe edition of Gaye's Here, My Dear album, which included a re-sequencing of tracks from the album from producers such as Salaam Remi and Bootsy Collins.^ The same label released a deluxe edition of Gaye's Here, My Dear album, which included a re-sequencing of tracks from the album from producers such as Salaam Remi and Bootsy Collins .
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^ The result was 1978's Here, My Dear , which addressed the sour points of his marriage and almost led to Anna filing a lawsuit for invasion of privacy .
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^ By 1979, besieged by tax problems and drug addictions , Gaye filed for bankruptcy and moved to Hawaii , where he lived in a bread van and began working on his follow-up to Here, My Dear , titled In Our Lifetime?
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His 1983 NBA All-Star performance[29] of the national anthem was used in a Nike commercial featuring the 2008 U.S. Olympic basketball team. .Also, on CBS Sports' final NBA telecast to date (before the contract moved to NBC) at the conclusion of Game 5 of the 1990 Finals, they used Gaye's 1983 All-Star Game performance over the closing credits.^ He sang it that way at an NBA all-star game, and you know what?
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^ Also, on CBS Sports ' final NBA telecast to date (before the contract moved to NBC ) at the conclusion of Game 5 of the 1990 Finals , they used Gaye's 1983 All-Star Game performance over the closing credits.
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^ X Close You'll hear the Star-Spangled Banner before sporting events and even the fireworks this July 4, but let's just hope the performer isn't Roseanne Barr or Hillary Clinton Here's a look at the very best and worst celebrity renditions of the national anthem.

.In 2008, Gaye earned 3.5 million dollars, and took 13th place in 'Top-Earning Dead Celebrities' in Forbes Magazine.^ In 2008, Gaye earned 3.5 million dollars, and took 13th place in 'Top-Earning Dead Celebrities' in Forbes Magazine .
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^ In 2008, the American music magazine Rolling Stone ranked Gaye #6 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time, [9] and ranked #18 on 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
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^ The deal was worth $1 million, making Gaye the highest-earning black artist.
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."I Heard It Through the Grapevine" one of his most famous songs, voted #1 and greatest Motown song and his "What's Going On" is on the top five.^ I Heard It Through the Grapevine " one of his most famous songs, voted #1 and greatest Motown song and his " What's Going On " is on the top five.
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^ Gaye's " I Heard It Through the Grapevine " is the best-selling international Motown single, explained by a re-release in Europe following a Levi 501 Jeans commercial in 1986.
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^ Finally, late in 1970, Gaye decided to record a song that the Four Tops ' Obie Benson had brought him, "What's Going On."
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Documentaries and movies

.A documentary about Gaye - What's Going On: The Marvin Gaye Story - was a UK/PBS USA co-production, directed by Jeremy Marre and was first broadcast in 2006; two years later, the special re-aired with a different production and newer interviews after it was re-broadcast as an American Masters special.^ A documentary about Gaye - What's Going On: The Marvin Gaye Story - was a UK / PBS USA co-production, directed by Jeremy Marre and was first broadcast in 2006; two years later, the special re-aired with a different production and newer interviews after it was re-broadcast as an American Masters special.
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^ The first Marvin Gaye album for it to be credited as produced solely by the artist himself, What's Going On is a unified album consisting of nine songs, most of which lead into the next.
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^ Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. Marvin Gaye , (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) [2] was an American singer-songwriter and instrumentalist with a three- octave vocal range .
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Gaye is referenced as one of the supernatural acts to appear in the short story and later television version of Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes in "You Know They Got a Hell of a Band".
.A play by Caryl Phillips called A Long Way from Home, focusing on Gaye's relationship with his father and his last years in Ostend, was broadcast by BBC Radio 3 in March 2008. It featured O. T. Fagbenle as Gaye and Kerry Shale as Marvin Gay Sr., with Rhea Bailey, Rachel Atkins, Damian Lynch, Alibe Parsons, Ben Onwukwe and Major Wiley.^ Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. Marvin Gaye , (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) [2] was an American singer-songwriter and instrumentalist with a three- octave vocal range .
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^ Gaye's friend and lawyer Curtis Shaw calls this Moere-period "the best thing that ever happened to Marvin".
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^ One movie, Sexual Healing , is based on the post-Motown career of Marvin Gaye's later years with Jesse L. Martin playing Marvin and James Gandolfini playing Marvin's Belgium-based mentor, concert promoter Freddy Cousaert.
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.It was directed by Ned Chaillet and produced by Chris Wallis.^ It was directed by Ned Chaillet and produced by Chris Wallis.
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.So far, three movies are currently being planned on Marvin's life.^ So far, two movies are currently being planned on Marvin's life.
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^ The singer disclosed the information in the David Ritz best-seller, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye, saying he was afraid of being criticized for not producing a child.
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^ The singer disclosed this in David Ritz 's biography on Gaye, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye , saying he was afraid of being criticized for not producing a child.
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.One movie, Sexual Healing, is based on the post-Motown career of Marvin Gaye's later years with Jesse L. Martin playing Marvin and James Gandolfini playing Marvin's Belgium-based mentor, concert promoter Freddy Cousaert.^ One movie, Sexual Healing , is based on the post-Motown career of Marvin Gaye's later years with Jesse L. Martin playing Marvin and James Gandolfini playing Marvin's Belgium-based mentor, concert promoter Freddy Cousaert.
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^ Marvin Gaye Live - Motown 1974 .

^ Moods of Marvin Gaye - Motown 1966 .

[32] .Another film, simply titled, Marvin, is also in plans for production with F. Gary Gray in helm to direct the film.^ Another film, simply titled, Marvin , is also in plans for production with F. Gary Gray in helm to direct the film.
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^ The title was also referenced in "What's Going On" so prominently and was so heralded that Marvin formed a production company titled Right On Productions soon afterwards.
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^ A Marvin Gaye biopic, Marvin - The Marvin Gaye Story, is set for production in 2008 by Duncan McGillivray (Chairman of Film by Humans Production Co., LLC) with F. Gary Gray, the director of The Italian Job as director and singer Roberta Flack supervising the music.
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[33] .This film, unlike Sexual Healing, will focus on Marvin's entire life story because unlike Sexual Healing, the second film was allowed rights to Marvin's Motown catalog.^ This film, unlike Sexual Healing , will focus on Marvin's entire life story because unlike Sexual Healing , the second film was allowed rights to Marvin's Motown catalog.
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^ It will be a biopic of the entire life story with all the key Motown and family members in Gaye's life.
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^ One movie, Sexual Healing , is based on the post-Motown career of Marvin Gaye's later years with Jesse L. Martin playing Marvin and James Gandolfini playing Marvin's Belgium-based mentor, concert promoter Freddy Cousaert.
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.Musicians Common and Usher and actor Will Smith have either been rumored to or have aspired to play the singer possibly in the second film.^ Musicians Common and Usher and actor Will Smith have either been rumored to or have aspired to play the singer possibly in the second film.
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.A third film on Gaye is reportedly being produced by Motown with its direction guided by director Cameron Crowe.^ Recording such material was a different direction for Gaye, who had previously performed and recorded radio-formatted and contemporary songs that were more representative of the Gordy-produced Motown Sound rather than politically or socially-conscious music.
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^ In a major break from Motown tradition, Gaye produced the record himself, and while the label certainly hadn't shied away from making social and political statements in the past, nothing was remotely so explicit and direct as this.
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^ The singer disclosed the information in the David Ritz best-seller, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye, saying he was afraid of being criticized for not producing a child.
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Discography

Top Ten albums

U.S. and UK Top Ten singles

Filmography

  • 1965: The T.A.M.I. Show (documentary)
  • 1969: The Ballad of Andy Crocker (television movie)
  • 1971: Chrome & Hot Leather (television movie)
  • 1972: Trouble Man (cameo; soundtrack)
  • 1973: Save the Children (documentary)

Videos and DVDs

  • The Real Thing: In Performance (1964-1981) Motown/Universal 2006

Marvin Gaye in popular culture

  • In "Smooth Operator" by Big Daddy Kane, he refers to Marvin Gaye's Let's Get it On on the third verse saying "...so just play Marvin Gaye and let's get it on."
  • In "Keep Ya Head Up" by 2Pac, the lyrics in the second verse of the song are "I remember Marvin Gaye used to sing to me, he had me feelin' like black was the thing to be." He is also mentioned in "Thugz Mansion" as being in Tupacs heaven: "Seen a show with Marvin Gaye last night, it had me shook."
  • In Stephen King's novel The Dark Tower III: The Waste Lands, Jake's father has a Marvin Gaye poster hanging in his study.
  • In 1997, R&B singer Aaliyah did a cover to Marvin Gaye's "Got To Give It Up" which featured Slick Rick.
  • In the song "Hörst Du mich?" by German Hip Hop band Fettes Brot, the first verse is dedicated to Marvin Gaye.[35]
  • .
  • Spandau Ballet's 1983 breakthrough single "True" (written by Martin Kemp) features the line "Listening to Marvin all night long / This is the sound of my soul".
  • In the song "In the Mood" by The Whispers, some of the lyrics in the first verse goes "how about some Marvin Gaye?^ I love all marvins songs.
    • Missing Marvin. 25th anniversary of singer’s death | Chatter 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Marvin has been my favorite artist of all time for as long as I can remember.
    • Missing Marvin. 25th anniversary of singer’s death | Chatter 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Moods of Marvin Gaye - Motown 1966 .

    Feel like some "Sexual Healing"..."
  • Rapper Erick Sermon's song "Music" off of the What's the Worst That Could Happen? soundtrack in 2001 starring Martin Lawrence and Danny DeVito samples Marvin's "I've Got My Music".
  • During the 2008 Summer Olympics, Nike ran ads focused on the United States' Men's Basketball Team featuring Marvin Gaye's 1983 performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the NBA All-Star Game. .The reasoning being that the team found inspiration in the way Marvin Gaye performed the song.
  • R&B group Day 26's song entitled "Come With Me" features the line: "Lonely at the crib/had to get up and search for me a honeydip/listening to Sexual Healing".
  • The Prefab Sprout song "When the angels" from their 1985 album "Steve McQueen" was inspired by the death of Marvin Gaye.
  • R&B Trio H-Town's debut single "Knockin' Boots" features the line of "Listening to some Marvin Gaye all night long" on their 1993 debut album Fever for Da Flavor.
  • Rapper Nas on The Tavis Smiley Show says "So It's Like Marvin Gaye" was aired on November 15, 2004.
  • The song entitled 'Dreamworld' on Robin Thicke's third album contains a reference to Marvin Gaye, 'I would say Marvin Gaye, your father didn't want you to die.'
  • Indie rock outfit Low mentions Gaye in their song "In the Drugs": "[A]nd I closed my eyes like Marvin Gaye, but now I've had enough."
  • Eazy E mentions Gaye in the song "8 ball":"Put in the old tape Marvin Gaye's greatest hits Turn the shit up had the bass cold whomping Cruising through the east side south of Compton."
  • Rapper The Game mentions Marvin Gaye in the song "Dreams": "Head in the clouds, wonderin' where the hell Marvin Gaye went"
  • Pimp C in the song "Get My Money" mentions him in the intro: "I'ma step up to this mic like Marvin Gaye", and then in the very next song on the album, "Young Prostitute", again in the intro he says: "Marvin Gaye, like Marvin Gaye, bitch".
  • Jamie Foxx in the song Slow Jamz feat.^ Spandau Ballet 's 1983 breakthrough single " True " (written by Martin Kemp) features the line "Listening to Marvin all night long / This is the sound of my soul".
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ R&B Trio H-Town 's debut single "Knockin' Boots" features the line of "Listening to some Marvin Gaye all night long" on their 1993 debut album Fever for Da Flavor .
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Marvin has been my favorite artist of all time for as long as I can remember.
    • Missing Marvin. 25th anniversary of singer’s death | Chatter 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Twista and Kanye West, Jamie mentions " She say she wants some Marvin Gaye, some Luther Vandross, alil Anita, definitely set this party off right."
  • In the Ghostface Killah album Fishscale, the song Jellyfish feat.^ What are your favorite Marvin Gaye songs?
    • Missing Marvin. 25th anniversary of singer’s death | Chatter 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In "Smooth Operator" by Big Daddy Kane , he refers to Marvin Gaye's Let's Get it On on the third verse saying "...so just play Marvin Gaye and let's get it on."
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The song entitled 'Dreamworld' on Robin Thicke's third album contains a reference to Marvin Gaye, 'I would say Marvin Gaye, your father didn't want you to die.'
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    Cappadonna and Trife contains the line, 'She got body like whats going on/Or some Marvin Gaye **** like lets get it on'
  • On B Dolan's 2010 album, entitled Fallen House Sunken City (Strange Famous Records) 'Marvin' is a poem about the last days of Marvin Gaye.

Further reading

  • Garofalo, Reebee (1997). Rockin' Out: Popular Music in the USA. Allyn & Bacon. .ISBN 0-205-13703-2. 
  • Gaye, Frankie with Basten, Fred E. (2003).^ Template:Cite book Gaye, Frankie with Basten, Fred E. (2003).
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    .Marvin Gaye: My Brother.^ What’s Going On” was my Marvin Gaye favor because it address social issues of America.
    • Missing Marvin. 25th anniversary of singer’s death | Chatter 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Marvin Gaye: My Brother .
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I’m telling my age, but I remember Marvin Gaye with Tammy Terrell.
    • Missing Marvin. 25th anniversary of singer’s death | Chatter 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Backbeat Books, ISBN 0-87930-742-0
  • Heron, W. Kim (April 8, 1984).^ Backbeat Books, ISBN 0-87930-742-0 Heron, W. Kim (April 8, 1984).
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    .Marvin Gaye: A Life Marked by Complexity.^ Trouble Man: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye .
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The singer disclosed the information in the David Ritz best-seller, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye, saying he was afraid of being criticized for not producing a child.
    • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On [EAC-CUE-FLAC] [RePoPo] (download torrent) - TPB 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC thepiratebay.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I celebrate his life every April with “Marvin Gaye Month”.
    • Missing Marvin. 25th anniversary of singer’s death | Chatter 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Detroit Free Press.
  • Posner, Gerald (2002).^ Detroit Free Press.
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Posner, Gerald (2002).
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    .Motown : Music, Money, Sex, and Power.^ Motown : Music, Money, Sex, and Power .
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    New York: Random House. ISBN 0-375-50062-6.
  • Ritz, David (1986). .Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye.^ His first album, The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye , conveyed those genres including several doo-wop and blues songs.
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Trouble Man: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye .
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The singer disclosed the information in the David Ritz best-seller, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye, saying he was afraid of being criticized for not producing a child.
    • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On [EAC-CUE-FLAC] [RePoPo] (download torrent) - TPB 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC thepiratebay.org [Source type: General]

    Cambridge, Mass: Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-81191-X
  • Ward, Ed, Geoffrey Stokes and Ken Tucker (1986). .Rock of Ages: The Rolling Stone History of Rock and Roll.^ Template:Amg name Rock & Roll Hall of Fame page on Marvin Gaye History of Rock page on Marvin Gaye Rolling Stone page on Marvin Gaye Marvin Gaye Life & Legacy Marvin Gaye Park Additional archives Template:Findagrave Template:Marvin Gaye (navbox) Template:Marvin Gaye singles .
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    Rolling Stone Press. ISBN 0-671-54438-1.
     
  • Gambaccini, Paul (1987). .The Top 100 Rock 'n' Roll Albums of All Time.^ What's Going On was ranked #6 on Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, one of three Gaye albums to be included, preceded by 1973's Let's Get It On (#165) and 1978's Here My Dear (#462).
    • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On [EAC-CUE-FLAC] [RePoPo] (download torrent) - TPB 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC thepiratebay.org [Source type: General]

    ^ In 2008, the American music magazine Rolling Stone ranked Gaye #6 on its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time, [9] and ranked #18 on 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Greatest Soul Album Of All Time (2xCass, Comp) .
    • Marvin Gaye Discography at Discogs 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.discogs.com [Source type: General]

    .New York: Harmony Books.
  • Dyson, Michael Eric (2004).^ Michael Eric Dyson In October 1977, he married Janis, who was 17 years old when they met.
    • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On [EAC-CUE-FLAC] [RePoPo] (download torrent) - TPB 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC thepiratebay.org [Source type: General]

    .Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves, and Demons of Marvin Gaye.^ In his book Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves, and Demons of Marvin Gaye, author and music writer Michael Eric Dyson elaborated on the relationship between I Want You and the relationship Gaye had with Hunter, which influenced his music: I Want You is unmistakably a work of romantic and erotic tribute to the woman he deeply loved and would marry shortly, Janis Hunter.
    • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On [EAC-CUE-FLAC] [RePoPo] (download torrent) - TPB 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC thepiratebay.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Songfacts) Marvin Gaye recorded a string of hit love songs in the '60s which were usually written by Motown songwriters.
    • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On [EAC-CUE-FLAC] [RePoPo] (download torrent) - TPB 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC thepiratebay.org [Source type: General]

    ^ GOD IS LOVE (Wikipedia) The song was a return of sorts to Gaye's religious background dedicating this song to God and his father, Marvin Pentz Gay, Sr.
    • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On [EAC-CUE-FLAC] [RePoPo] (download torrent) - TPB 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC thepiratebay.org [Source type: General]

    .New York/Philadelphia: Basic Civitas.^ New York/Philadelphia: Basic Civitas.
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ISBN 0-465-01769-X.
  • Turner, Steve (1998). .Trouble Man: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye.^ This is the 25th anniversary of singer Marvin Gaye’s death.
    • Missing Marvin. 25th anniversary of singer’s death | Chatter 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Writing, arranging and producing the movie Trouble Man, Gaye issued the soundtrack and title song in 1972.
    • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On [EAC-CUE-FLAC] [RePoPo] (download torrent) - TPB 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC thepiratebay.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Marvin Gaye was such a sexy man.
    • Missing Marvin. 25th anniversary of singer’s death | Chatter 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC blogs.ajc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    London: Michael Joseph. .ISBN 0-7181-4112-1
  • Davis, Sharon (1991).^ ISBN 0-7181-4112-1 Davis, Sharon (1991).
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    .Marvin Gaye: I Heard It Through The Grapevine.^ I Heard It Through The Grapevine / In The Groove (Stereo) .
    • Marvin Gaye MP3 Downloads - 7digital 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC wwww.7digital.com [Source type: General]
    • Marvin Gaye MP3 Downloads - 7digital 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC www.7digital.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Not to let an opportunity to make an extra buck pass him by, Gordy reissued the LP as I Heard It Through the Grapevine and put a photo with Marvin in an even more embarrassingly unfunky pose than normal on the cover.

    ^ I Heard It Through the Grapevine / Abraham, Martin & John .
    • Films and Music by Marvin Gaye - Rate Your Music 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC rateyourmusic.com [Source type: General]

    .Great Britain: Bookmarque Ltd, Croydon, Surrey.^ Great Britain: Bookmarque Ltd, Croydon, Surrey.
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ISBN 1-84018-320-9
  • White, Adam (1985). The Motown Story. London: Orbis. ISBN O-85613-626-3

References

  1. ^ a b c Simmonds, Jeremy (2008). The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches. Chicago Review Press. pp. 190. ISBN 1-556-52754-3. 
  2. ^ Billboard: Marvin Gaye
  3. ^ Edmonds, Ben (2003). What's Going On?: Marvin Gaye and the Last Days of the Motown Sound. Canongate U.S.. pp. 12. ISBN 184-195314-8. 
  4. ^ Ritz, David (1985, rev. 1991). .Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye.^ His first album, The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye , conveyed those genres including several doo-wop and blues songs.
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Trouble Man: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye .
    • Marvin Gaye - WikiHero, the Guitar Hero wiki - Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero 2, songs, and more 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC guitarhero.wikia.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The singer disclosed the information in the David Ritz best-seller, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye, saying he was afraid of being criticized for not producing a child.
    • Marvin Gaye - What's Going On [EAC-CUE-FLAC] [RePoPo] (download torrent) - TPB 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC thepiratebay.org [Source type: General]

    Da Capo Press. ISBN 9780306804434.
     
  5. ^ Garofalo, pgs. 261–262
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  11. ^ Gaye, Frankie; Basten, Fred E. (2003). Marvin Gaye, My Brother. Backbeat Books. pp. 4. ISBN 0-879-30742-0. 
  12. ^ Marvin Gaye No Military Hit - September 13, 2005
  13. ^ Edmonds, Ben (2003). What's Going On?: Marvin Gaye and the Last Days of the Motown Sound. Canongate U.S.. pp. 22. ISBN 184-195314-8. 
  14. ^ BBC - h2g2 - The Stars of Motown
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  30. ^ CNN: Elvis, Marvin Gaye shake moneymakers in afterlife
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  35. ^ Songtext: Fettes Brot 1 - Hörst Du Mich?
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Quotes

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From Wikiquote

.Marvin Gaye (2 April 19391 April 1984), born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., was an American pop, soul and R&B singer and songwriter.^ Marvin Gaye is an American legend.
  • Marvin Gaye on Yahoo! Music 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Singer Marvin Gaye's legacy lives on 25 years after his death on April 1, 1984.
  • Remembering Marvin Gaye | USA WEEKEND Magazine 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.usaweekend.com [Source type: General]

^ Marvin Gaye Jr., 1983 performance .
  • The Life and Tragic Death of Motown's Marvin Gaye - Crime Library on truTV.com 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.trutv.com [Source type: General]

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  • Mother, mother
    There's too many of you crying.^ Mother, Mother, there's too many of you crying — Huffington Post .
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    ^ Mother, mother There's too many of you crying.
    • Marvin Gaye - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Mother, mother There's too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There's far too many of you dying You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today - Ya Father, father We don't need to escalate You see, war is not the answer For only love can conquer hate You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today .
    • What's Going On - Marvin Gaye 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC www.oldroads.org [Source type: General]


    .Brother, brother, brother
    There's far too many of you dying.
    ^ Mother, mother There's too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There's far too many of you dying You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today - Ya Father, father We don't need to escalate You see, war is not the answer For only love can conquer hate You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today .
    • What's Going On - Marvin Gaye 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC www.oldroads.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Mother, mother There's too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There's far too many of you dying You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today, yeah What's Going On Lyrics Father, father We don't need to escalate You see, war is not the answer For only love can conquer hate You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today What's Going On Lyrics Picket lines and picket signs Don't punish me with brutality Talk to me so you can see What's Going On Lyrics Oh, what's going on?
    • Marvin Gaye - Whats Going On Lyrics at CD Universe 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.cduniverse.com [Source type: General]


    .You know we've got to find a way
    To bring some lovin' here today.
    ^ You can find them all here .
    • WNEW | Where Rock Lives: Marvin Gaye 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.wnew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today.
    • Marvin Gaye - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Oh, you know we’ve got to find a way To bring some understanding here today” .
    • Donor InSite Fundraising Blog · Marvin Gaye on Fundraising 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC dukesmith.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • "What's Going On" (1971)
  • Father, father
    We don't need to escalate.^ We don’t need to escalate.

    ^ In "God is Love" the first line of the song is "Oh, don't go and talk about my father / God is my friend."

    ^ "Don't go and talk about my father," sings Marvin, who's seemingly thinking back to his youth when his schoolmates mocked his own eccentric father.
    • Marvin Gaye 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC afgen.com [Source type: General]


    .You see, war is not the answer
    For only love can conquer hate.
    ^ You see, war is not the answer, For only love can conquer hate .” As long as there is strife in the world, that song will never die.
    • Lost Ones: Marvin Gaye | afrobella 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.afrobella.com [Source type: General]

    ^ From: Harlan L Thompson WHAT'S GOING ON- Marvin Gaye E C#m Mother, mother, there's too many of you crying E C#m Brother, brother, brother, there's far too many of you dying A You know we'ver got to find a way B7 To bring some lovin' here today, hey Father, father, we don't need to escalate War is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today CHORUS #1: A Picket lines and picket signs Don't punish me with brutality Talk to me, so you can see E C#m Oh what's going on, what's going on E C#m Yeah, what's going on, ah, what's going on A B7 Ahhh....
    • Whats Going On Chords by Marvin Gaye @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC www.ultimate-guitar.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Mother, mother There's too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There's far too many of you dying You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today - Ya Father, father We don't need to escalate You see, war is not the answer For only love can conquer hate You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today .
    • What's Going On - Marvin Gaye 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC www.oldroads.org [Source type: General]


    .You know we've got to find a way
    To bring some lovin' here today.
    • "What's Going On" (1971)
  • Picket lines and picket signs
    Don't punish me with brutality
    Talk to me, so you can see
    Oh, what's going on
    What's going on.
    • "What's Going On" (1971)
  • Father, father, everybody thinks we're wrong
    Oh, but who are they to judge us
    Simply because our hair is long
    Oh, you know we've got to find a way
    To bring some understanding here today.^ You can find them all here .
    • WNEW | Where Rock Lives: Marvin Gaye 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.wnew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Mother, mother There's too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There's far too many of you dying You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today - Ya Father, father We don't need to escalate You see, war is not the answer For only love can conquer hate You know we've got to find a way To bring some lovin' here today .
    • What's Going On - Marvin Gaye 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC www.oldroads.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "What's Going On" (1971) Picket lines and picket signs Don't punish me with brutality Talk to me, so you can see Oh, what's going on What's going on.
    • Marvin Gaye - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • "What's Going On" (1971)
  • Stop beating around the bush, let's get it on.^ Gaye convinced the Motown chairman Berry Gordy to let him record the occasional album of standards, and his 1971 song cycle "What's Going On".
    • Marvin Gaye, Jr (1939 - 1984) - Find A Grave Memorial 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.findagrave.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ With his successful 1971 album What's Going On and subsequent releases including Trouble Man and Let's Get It On,...
    • Marvin Gaye 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.dipity.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He reemerged in 1971 with the landmark What's Going On, which was followed by Let's Get It On (1973)--perhaps his most popular album.

    .
    • "Let's Get In On" (1973)
  • Ooh, baby let's get down tonight
    Baby I'm hot just like an oven
    I need some lovin'
    And baby, I can't hold it much longer
    It's getting stronger and stronger
    And when I get that feeling
    I want Sexual Healing.^ Is there Trouble Man or is ‘Holic just in need of some Sexual Healing?
    • Goonerholic: Eat, Sleep, Breathe, Drink, Arsenal 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC goonerholic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Let's just call it subliminal osmosis or some shit like that.

    ^ "Let's Get In On" (1973) Ooh, baby let's get down tonight Baby I'm hot just like an oven I need some lovin' And baby, I can't hold it much longer It's getting stronger and stronger And when I get that feeling I want Sexual Healing.
    • Marvin Gaye - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]


    .Sexual Healing, baby
    Makes me feel so fine
    Helps to relieve my mind.
    ^ Sexual Healing, baby Makes me feel so fine Helps to relieve my mind.
    • Marvin Gaye - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I also like his other songs like "Too busy thinking about my baby" "Sexual Healing" "It takes two"(I don't remember the name of the woman he sang with) and his duos with Tammy Terrel.
    • I Heard It Through The Grapevine by Marvin Gaye Songfacts 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.songfacts.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Let's Get In On" (1973) Ooh, baby let's get down tonight Baby I'm hot just like an oven I need some lovin' And baby, I can't hold it much longer It's getting stronger and stronger And when I get that feeling I want Sexual Healing.
    • Marvin Gaye - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

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    • "Sexual Healing" ; co-written with David Ritz (1982)
  • Sexual Healing baby, is good for me
    Sexual Healing is something that's good for me.^ Sexual Healing - (rehearsal tape courtesy of David Ritz) .
    • Marvin Gaye ~ Songs List : OLDIES.com 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC www.oldies.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Sexual Healing" ; co-written with David Ritz (1982) Get up, Get up, Get up, Get up, let's make love tonight Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, 'cos you do it right.
    • Marvin Gaye - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "Sexual Healing" ; co-written with David Ritz (1982) Sexual Healing baby, is good for me Sexual Healing is something that's good for me.
    • Marvin Gaye - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    .
    • "Sexual Healing" ; co-written with David Ritz (1982)
  • Get up, Get up, Get up, Get up, let's make love tonight
    Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, 'cos you do it right.^ "Sexual Healing" ; co-written with David Ritz (1982) Get up, Get up, Get up, Get up, let's make love tonight Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, Wake up, 'cos you do it right.
    • Marvin Gaye - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "Sexual Healing" ; co-written with David Ritz (1982) Sexual Healing baby, is good for me Sexual Healing is something that's good for me.
    • Marvin Gaye - Wikiquote 13 January 2010 8:14 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "Sexual Healing", from the album Midnight Love .
    • Marvin Gaye - Discography, biography, music, MP3s, credits, pictures & videos at SoundUnwound 2 February 2010 8:53 UTC www.soundunwound.com [Source type: General]

    • "Sexual Healing" ; co-written with David Ritz (1982)

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Marvin Gaye
Birth name Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.[1]
Born April 2, 1939(1939-04-02)
Washington, D.C.,
United States
Died April 1, 1984 (aged 44)
Los Angeles, California,
United States
Genres Soul, R&B, pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, composer, musician, record producer
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, drums, percussion, clavinet, synthesizers, piano
Years active 1958–1984
Labels Motown (Tamla-Motown), Columbia
Associated acts The Moonglows, Jackie Wilson, Martha and the Vandellas, Tammi Terrell, The Originals, Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Harvey Fuqua, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin

Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.,[1] April 2, 1939 - April 1, 1984) was an American soul and R&B singer and songwriter. He was a famous artist recording on the Motown label in the 1960s and 1970s. He became an independent artist when he released his 1971 album, What's Going On. After living in Europe in the late 1970s, Gaye had a comeback hit with 1982's "Sexual Healing". The record won him two Grammy Awards and became his biggest hit. He died on April 1, 1984 when he was killed by his father. After he died, he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Biography

Early life and career

Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. was the eldest son of a Pentecostal minister and the second of four children. His family lived in a mostly African-American community in Washington, D.C. When he was a child, Gaye was abused by his father. He used music to help him cope with the abuse, playing instruments and singing gospel music in his father's church. When he was a teenager, Gaye became a fan of doo-wop and joined several groups before he left high school at the start of his senior year.

In 1956, when he was seventeen years old, Gaye left home and enlisted in (joined) in the United States Air Force. He was honorably discharged the following year. Gaye moved back to Washington D.C. and formed a group called The Marquees. The group was discovered by musician Bo Diddley and they recorded the songs "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl" and "Wyatt Earp". They then met Harvey Fuqua and joined with his group The Moonglows. They released a song called "Mama Loocie" in 1959. This was the first song recorded with Gaye singing as lead vocalist. The following year, the new Moonglows split up and with Fuqua as his mentor, Gaye traveled to Detroit, Michigan where they met Berry Gordy, who had formed Motown Records. Gordy was impressed by Marvin's talent as a piano player and drummer and signed him as a session drummer for Motown. Gaye played drums on most of Motown's early hits for artists like The Marvelettes, Mary Wells, the Miracles and Stevie Wonder. In 1961, Gordy signed Gaye as a recording artist and released The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye. The album did not sell well.

Early stardom

Gaye's first became successful when he co-wrote the Marvelettes' top twenty hit, "Beechwood 4-5789". In 1962 he released his own song called "Stubborn Kind of Fellow". It was partly about his own life and got into the top fifty of the pop chart and number eight on the R&B side. His first top 40 single, "Hitch Hike", and his first top ten hit, "Pride & Joy", made him a teen idol. These early singles and those on his second release, That Stubborn Kind of Fellow, featured Martha and the Vandellas in the backGaye had more successful songs like early success continued with "Can I Get a Witness", "Baby Don't You Do It", "You Are a Wonderful One" and "Try It Baby". In late 1964, Gaye recorded "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", which peaked at the top ten of the American pop charts and became one of his first hits abroad reaching the top fifty in the United Kingdom. Gaye also worked with his friend, singer Smokey Robinson to write number-one singles, "I'll Be Doggone" and "Ain't That Peculiar".

Duets with female artists

After his early success, which Marvin had struggles with, Motown began to widen his role as a ladies man, having him record duet albums with Mary Wells, Kim Weston and Diana Ross. His first album with Wells, Together, became Marvin's first charted album, and yielded two popular hits, while his single with Weston, the Sylvia Moy-penned "It Takes Two", hit the top twenty on both sides of the Atlantic. But it would be his collaboration with Philadelphia R&B singer Tammi Terrell that landed him his biggest known success in his duet work. Building on songs written by Ashford & Simpson, the team of Marvin and Tammi scored a multitude of hits including their original version of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "Your Precious Love", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" and "You're All I Need to Get By". Their success would be short-lived following Tammi's collapse during a show at Virginia in October of 1967. Having complained of headaches, Tammi was rushed to the hospital that night and was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Terrell braved it out but by the release of their third and last album together, Easy, was losing her fight with the tumor. Tammi died in March of 1970 at the age of 24 from complications of her brain cancer. Marvin was said to be so devastated by Tammi's death that he said he felt a piece of him died with her, and reports state at her funeral, Marvin talked to her remains as if she was gonna respond. Promising not to tour again and not to record another duet album after that, Marvin went into a self-imposed seclusion that ended briefly. In 1973, Marvin would work on his final duet album with Diana Ross. Their recording was hampered by arguments between them as Marvin refused to stop smoking marijuana in the studio as Diana was then pregnant. The resulting album, Diana and Marvin, became a top twenty U.S. success and reached the top ten in the U.K.

Breakthrough from Motown

In 1968, Marvin returned to the top of the charts as a solo act with the Norman Whitfield-penned "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". The song, originally recorded in 1967, was initially blocked from release since Berry Gordy disapproved of the song. Instead, one of its cover versions by Gladys Knight & the Pips was released, and it ended up reaching number-two. Whitfield was determined to get Gordy to release Marvin's, and in October 1968, Motown finally issued "Grapevine" as a single where it eventually reached number-one in December of that year, it also reached number one in the U.K. and became the biggest-selling single in Motown history during the sixties. During this period, Marvin used his "Grapevine" success to produce a collection of singles for his background group the Originals. Those songs, "Baby I'm for Real" and "The Bells" became top 40 recordings. After two more top ten hits that followed, Marvin began working on a more personal production. Inspired by Tammi Terrell's death, his brother Frankie's Vietnam stories, footage of the Vietnam War and race riots in the U.S., Marvin's success with his first productions and a rough draft of a song composed by Four Tops member Obie Benson, Marvin recorded an introspective single titled "What's Going On". Like "Grapevine", Motown refused to release it due to it being "uncommercial" and "risky" since Gordy could not find a song to match anything with and also because Gordy was against anyone in his company to talk openly about serious issues. In spite of releases by the Temptations, the Supremes and Edwin Starr, which opened about inner city struggle, illegitimate pregnancy and wars respectively, Motown was afraid the song would ruin Marvin's squeaky-clean teen pop image. Marvin, confident in his own abilities, stood his ground, and in January of 1971, the song was released quickly becoming a hit single reaching number two on the Billboard pop chart and number one on the Cashbox pop chart, also hitting number-one on the Billboard R&B chart. A follow-up album of the same name was quickly released that May and with accompanying top ten singles "Mercy Mercy Me" and "Inner City Blues", songs that also talked about social issues including environmentalism, the album sold over a million copies and permanently made Marvin one of the first independent artists on the label. Inspired by Marvin's success, Stevie Wonder refused to renew his contract with Motown in May of 1971 after releasing the non-Motown approved Where I'm Coming From, an album that also dealt with social issues. In 1972, Motown signed Marvin to a $1 million contract, making him at the time the highest-paid black recording artist in music history. Marvin celebrated the contract by releasing the pro-political single "You're the Man", which attacked the Nixon administration. Moving from Detroit to Los Angeles that year, he recorded the soundtrack to the movie, "Trouble Man". The soundtrack and its title track became top twenty and top ten hits on the charts respectively. In 1973, Marvin dramatically changed direction from social topics to sexual politics with the release of "Let's Get It On". The song became Marvin's second number-one Billboard hit and was the biggest-selling R&B single of that year. Its subsequent album became another critical milestone as What's Going On had been and with his new look as a wool hat-wearing, studded jean outfit, bearded "messiah", Marvin had become an icon of early seventies soul music.

Decline

In 1974, Marvin returned officially to touring after a four-year sabbatical following the death of Tammi Terrell and began to suffer from the effects of a long-developing cocaine addiction, which started in the late sixties. Marvin went a year without producing a record though through yet another new Motown contract, he built a recording studio in the middle of Sunset Boulevard. In 1976, Marvin released the erotic I Want You album, an album that had been delayed by his first wife, Anna Gordy's divorce case against him. The divorce was finalized after Marvin agreed to remit a portion of his royalties from his next album to Ms. Gordy. The result was the controversial Here, My Dear project, which came out in early 1979 after two years of holding the project from release. Marvin recorded a disco hit in 1977 titled "Got to Give It Up". The song hit number-one marking his third pop hit to reach the spot and his twelfth on the R&B side. It would end up being his last major hit with the Motown label. Following the release of Here, My Dear, the album tanked and Marvin, already run dry by dwindling finances, numerous lawsuits, a troubling marriage to a second wife and an even more troubling cocaine addiction, eventually left his wife, three children, and the U.S. settling first in Hawaii and then settling in London in 1980 after a European promoter advised him to tour Europe. Recording most of his final Motown release, In Our Lifetime, in London, the album was rush-released by Motown in early 1981 much to Marvin's chagrin: he complained that the label had edited certain songs, including one that seemed unfinished, and had taken off a question mark that he put at the end of the title to ask a question about life. Marvin stated he would no longer record for Motown and was granted his wish when CBS Records brought him out of his contract in April of 1982.

Return from exile

In 1981, Marvin settled in Ostend, Belgium thanks to a former Belgian sports promoter and with his encouragement began rebuilding his life cutting away from drugs and also rebuilding his music career. After a successful European tour, Marvin signed with CBS Records and began work on a new album in his adopted home. After his friend and biographer David Ritz arrived to interview him, Marvin and David collaborated on a reggae-styled track in which Ritz titled "Sexual Healing" after a conversation between the two evolved into pornography. The song was one of eight Marvin worked on to fit into his comeback release, Midnight Love. Boosted by its Caribbean flavor, the song returned Marvin to the top of the charts, hitting number-one on the R&B chart for a period of ten weeks and also becoming a top ten hit in several countries including number-three in the U.S. pop chart and number-four in England. It also hit number-one in New Zealand. Selling over two million copies, it became Marvin's biggest-selling single to date and won him his first couple of Grammys in 1983. Marvin's comeback was cemented with his emotional performance of the national anthem at the NBA All Star Game and a reunited showcase at Motown 25, where Marvin was reunited with his old Motown buddies. Marvin's performance consisted of him playing piano while speaking on the illustrious history of black music before singing "What's Going On" to a receptive audience. That year, Marvin went on the road to promote the Midnight Love album. It would end up being his final tour.

Death and aftermath

Settling in his parents' Los Angeles home after the tour, Marvin reportedly struggled with drug abuse and his troubling relationship with his father continued spiraling downwards. On the morning of April 1, 1984, Marvin and his father got into an argument after his father verbally assaulted Marvin's mother while they were arguing over misplaced business documents. The two men clashed and Marvin reportedly shoved his father to the ground during the struggle. After returning to his room, Marvin's father reentered Marvin's room with a loaded shotgun Marvin had bought for him for Christmas and shot him twice with one fatal shot to his chest. At approximately 1:10 pm, Marvin Gaye was pronounced dead on the scene at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He was one day shy of his forty-fifth birthday. Marvin's death shocked his fans though family members and friends knew of Marvin's depression. Over 10,000 well-wishers paid their last respects at a star-studded funeral in Los Angeles. Marvin's ashes was spread to the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean. In 1985, Motown and CBS collaborated on two posthumous records while Motown re-released Marvin's famed material. In 1987, Marvin was posthumously inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame confirming his status as one of the greatest artists in music history.

Personal life

Marvin first dated Anna Gordy in 1961. Anna was said to be the inspiration behind Marvin's sixties hits including "Stubborn Kind of Fellow" and "You Are a Wonderful One". He married her in 1964 and the couple adopted a boy they named Marvin Pentz Gaye III in 1965. Their marriage was rocky by the time Marvin began courting a beautiful seventeen-year-old high-school student named Janis Hunter in 1973. Hunter was reportedly the inspiration behind the song "If I Should Die Tonight" as he had sung the song to her in the studio. His 1976 album, I Want You, was dedicated to Janis, who married him in 1977. The couple had two children together, daughter Nona and son Frankie. They divorced in 1981.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Simmonds, Jeremy (2008). The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars: Heroin, Handguns, and Ham Sandwiches. Chicago Review Press. pp. 190. ISBN 1-556-52754-3. 

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