Marvin Gaye Biography

Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (born April 2, 1939 in Washington, D.C.; died April 1, 1984 in Los Angeles, California), was a Grammy award winning R&B, soul and doo-wop singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist known as The Prince of Soul. 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 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You), Sexual Healing, I Heard It Through the Grapevine and Let's Get It On.

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Short Information
Name
Marvin Gaye
Birth Name
Marvin Pentz Gaye, Jr.
Birth Date
2 April 1939
Birth Place
Washington, D.C.
Alias
Prince of Soul
Death Date
1 April 1984
Death Place
Los Angeles, California
Instrument
Vocals, keyboards, drums, percussion, clavinet, synthesizers, piano
Genre
Rhythm and blues|R&B, Soul music|soul, doo-wop, funk, quiet storm
Occupation
Singer-songwriter, composer, musician, record producer
Years Active
1958–1984
Label
Motown Records|Motown (Tamla-Motown), Columbia Records|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, Don Hussein
Source
wikipedia.org