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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Marvin Gaye
Birth Name
Marvin Pentz Gaye, Jr.
Birth Date
2 April 1939
Birth Place
Washington, D.C.
Prince of Soul
Death Date
1 April 1984
Death Place
Los Angeles, California
Vocals, keyboards, drums, percussion, clavinet, synthesizers, piano
Rhythm and blues|R&B, Soul music|soul, doo-wop, funk, quiet storm
Singer-songwriter, composer, musician, record producer
Years Active
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