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mrmarvinpentzgayejr: “ GET IT ON, BABY: Marvin Gaye directing his musicians at Motown’s Los Angeles studios while recording Let’s Get It On, c. 1973. Photo © Jim Britt ”

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Marvin Gaye - One of the most gifted, visionary, and enduring talents ever launched into orbit by the Motown hit machine, Marvin Gaye blazed the trail for the continued evolution of popular black music. Moving from lean, powerful R & B, to stylish, sophisticated soul, to finally arrive at an intensely political and personal form of artistic self-expression, his work not only redefined soul music as a creative force but also expanded its impact as an agent for social change.

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Birth name Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.[1] Also known as Prince of Soul, Prince of Motown Born April 2, 1939 Washington, D.C. Died April 1, 1984 (aged 44) Los Angeles, California from a gunshot wound

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Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Gay, Jr.), singer-songwriter. Called "The Prince of Motown" & "The Prince of Soul", his career spanned 3+ decades. He was Motown's top-selling solo artist of the '60s with hits How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), Ain't That Peculiar, I Heard It Through the Grapevine and duets with Mary Wells & Tammi Terrell. His later hits included Let's Get It On, Sexual Healing, What's Going On, Just to Keep You Satisfied, Got To Give It Up, Distant Lover, Mercy, Mercy Me, and…

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Marvin Gaye was one of the most consistent and enigmatic of the Motown hitmakers, with a career that exemplified the maturation of black pop into a sophisticated form spanning social and sexual politics. Blessed with a mellifluous tenor and a three-octave vocal range, Gaye was among the most gifted composers and singers of his era

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