Marvin Gaye

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Marvin Gaye
  • Birth Name: Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.
  • Birth Place: Washington, DC
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/02/1939, Aries
  • Date of Death: 04/01/1984
  • Profession: Singer; songwriter; producer
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Marvin Gaye Fast Facts:
  • Started singing at the age of 3 in his father's church.
  • First hit record, "Stubborn Kind of Fellow," came in 1962 when he was with the Motown label.
  • Had numerous duet partners, but his most successful singing partnership was with Tammi Terrell, beginning in 1967.   
  • His groundbreaking 1971 album What's Going On, which featured songs with political and social messages, changed the direction of R&B music.    
  • Wrote the score for the movie Trouble Man in 1972.
  • At the 1983 NBA All-Star Game, rendered a crowd-pleasing, soulful version of "The Star-Spangled Banner."
  • Was shot to death by his father in 1984.
  • Marvin Gaye Relationships:
  • Anna Gordy - Ex-wife
  • Zeola Gaye - Sister
  • Marvin Pentz Gaye III - Son
  • Frankie Gaye - Son
  • Janis Hunter - Ex-wife
  • Jeanne Gay - Sister
  • Nona Gaye - Daughter
  • Marvin Pentz Gay Sr. - Father
  • Frankie Gaye - Brother
  • Alberta Cooper Gay - Mother
  • Michael Cooper - Half Brother
  • Marvin Gaye Awards:
  • 1982 Grammy: Best R&B Instrumental Performance - Winner
  • 1982 Grammy: Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male - Winner

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