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Marvin Gaye

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Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (2 April 1939 - 1 April 1984) was an American soul and rnb singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, known as "The Prince of Soul", or "The Prince of Motown." Originally a member of the doo-wop group The Moonglows, he pursued a solo career after the group disbanded and released many successful solo hits including "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", "Let's Get It On" and "What's Going On". His best albums are still held in extremely high regard, and he is often cited as one of the finest singers of his era. Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. was born in 1939 to Marvin Gay, Sr. and Alberta Gay in Washington, D.C.. Gaye began his career in Motown in 1958, and soon became Motown's top solo male artist. He scored numerous hits during the 1960s, among them "Ain't That Peculiar", "Stubborn Kind of Fellow", and "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)", as well as several hit duets with Tammi Terrell, including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"" and "You're All I Need to Get By", before moving on to his own form of musical self-expression. Along with Stevie Wonder, Gaye is notable for fighting the hit-making—but creatively restrictive—Motown record-making process, in which performers, songwriters and record producers were generally kept in separate camps. Gaye forced Motown to release his 1971 album What's Going On, which is today hailed as one of the best albums of all time. Subsequent releases proved that Gaye, who had been a part-time songwriter for Motown artists during his early years with the label, could write and produce his own singles without having to rely on the Motown system. This achievement would pave the way for the successes of later self-sufficient singer-songwriter-producers in African American music, such as Luther Vandross and Babyface. During the 1970s, Gaye would release several other notable albums, including Let's Get It On and I Want You, and released several successful singles such as "Come Get to This", "Got to Give It Up" and "Sexual Healing". By the time of his shooting death in 1984, at the hands of his clergyman father, Gaye had become one of the most influential artists of the soul music era. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Tracks We Played

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)

Last Played on May 01, 2015 6:37pm

You Can Leave, But It's Going to Cost You

Here, My Dear
Last Played on January 10, 2015 11:13am

You Can Leave, But It's Going to Cost You

Here My Dear
Last Played on January 08, 2015 3:49pm

What's Going On

Last Played on August 23, 2014 10:55am

You

You
Gold: Marvin Gaye
Last Played on August 23, 2014 8:49am

Let's Get It On

Let's Get It On
Last Played on July 28, 2014 4:33am

Anger

Here, My Dear
Last Played on July 13, 2014 10:59am

I Heard It Through The Grapevine

In The Groove
Last Played on July 09, 2014 3:31am

The Star Spangled Banner

The Master 1961-1984
Last Played on July 05, 2014 11:54am

Ain't That Peculiar

Last Played on June 07, 2014 10:44am

I Want You

I Want You
Last Played on May 09, 2014 2:53am

Got To Give It Up

Anthology
Last Played on April 10, 2014 8:40am

Sexual Healing (Emynd Bounce Remix)

Single
Last Played on March 04, 2014 1:52pm

God Is Love

Single
Last Played on February 26, 2014 7:00am

Turn On Some Music

Midnight Love
Last Played on February 24, 2014 7:02am

I Heard It Dub (Jstar Remix)

white label
Last Played on January 25, 2014 11:49am

Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)

What's Going On
Last Played on January 15, 2014 11:27pm

Where Are We Going?

Gold: Marvin Gaye
Last Played on January 04, 2014 11:07am

Trouble Man

Trouble Man
Last Played on January 02, 2014 8:23pm

SEXUAL HEALING

Midnight Love

Til Tomorrow

Midnight Love

TIME TO GET IT TOGETHER

Til Tomorrow

Midnight Love

After The Dance

I Want You

Is That Enough

Here, My Dear

GOT TO GIVE IT UP

Midnight Lady

Midnight Love

Soon Ill Be Loving You Again

When Did You Stop Loving Me, When Did I Stop Loving You

Midnight Lady

Midnight Love

Since I Had You

I Want You

Third World Girl

Midnight Love

Anger

Here My Dear

Midnight Lady

Midnight Love

All The Way Round

Third World Girl

Midnight Love

Ego Tripping Out

Seek & You Shall Find: More Of The Best 1963-1981

I Wanna Be Where You Are

Third World Girl

Midnight Love

I HEARD IT THROUGHTHE GRAPEVINE

Soul Spectacular! The Greatest Hits Of All Time

Feel All My Love Inside

AIN'T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING

Right On

Whats Going On

After The Dance

I Want You

TURN ON SOME MUSIC

Midnight Love

AIN'T NO MOUNTAIN HIGH ENOUGH

Whats Happening Brother

Come Live With Me Angel

Turn On Some Music

Midnight Love

I WANT YOU (7 SAMURAI REMIX)

I Want You (7 Samurai Remix) (single)

WHAT'S GOING ON

What's Going On

Falling In Love Again

Til Tomorrow

Midnight Love

I Want You

I Want You

You Can Leave, But Its Going To Cost You