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Marvin Pentz Gaye born Gay Jr.

During the s, he recorded the albums What's Going On and Let's Get It On and became one of the first artists in Motown joint with Stevie Wonder to break away from the reins of a production company.

Gaye was born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. His first home was in a public housing project, [7] the Fairfax Apartments [8] now demolished at 1st Street SW in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood.

Most buildings were small, in extensive disrepair, and lacked both electricity and running water. The alleys were full of one- and two-story shacks, and nearly every dwelling was overcrowded.

Gaye was the second oldest of the couple's four children. He had two sisters, Jeanne and Zeola, and one brother, Frankie Gaye. He also had two half-brothers: Michael Cooper, his mother's son from a previous relationship, and Antwaun Carey Gay, [16] born as a result of his father's extramarital affairs.

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Gaye started singing in church when he was four years old; his father often accompanied him on piano. The House of God took its teachings from Hebrew Pentecostalismadvocated strict conduct, and adhered to both the Old and New Testaments. In [7] [28] [29] or[6] [30] [b] the Gays moved into the East Capitol Dwellings public housing project in D. Moonglows co-founder Harvey Fuqua later hired The Marquees as employees.

The group found work as session singers for established acts such as Chuck Berrysinging on Marvin gaye sexual healing grammy awards hits " Back in the U.

Inthe group disbanded. Gaye relocated to Detroit with Fuqua where he signed with Tri-Phi Records as a session musician, playing drums on several Tri-Phi releases. Gaye performed at Motown president Berry Gordy 's house during the holiday season in Impressed by the singer, Gordy sought Fuqua on his contract with Gaye.

Fuqua agreed to sell part of his interest in his contract with Gaye. Author David Ritz wrote that Gaye did this to silence rumors of his sexualityand to put more distance between himself Marvin gaye sexual healing grammy awards his father. InGaye found success as co-writer of the Marvelettes hit, " Beechwood ". Gaye reached the top 40 with the dance song, " Hitch Hike ", [53] peaking at No.

The three singles and songs from the sessions were included on Gaye's second album, That Stubborn Kinda Fellow. Starting in October of the year, Gaye performed as part of the Motortown Revuea series of concert tours headlined at the north and south eastern coasts of the United States as part of the chitlin' circuit.

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A filmed performance of Gaye at the Apollo Theater took place in June InGaye recorded a successful duet album with singer Mary Wells titled Togetherwhich reached No. Gaye started getting television exposure around this time, on shows such as American Bandstand.

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Also inhe appeared in the concert filmThe T. Both songs became million-sellers. After this, Gaye returned to jazz-derived ballads for a tribute album to the recently-deceased Nat "King" Cole.

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Gaye was reportedly devastated by Terrell's sickness and became disillusioned with the record business. It also reached the top of the charts in other countries, selling over four million copies. That year, his album M. Tammi Terrell died from brain cancer on March 16, ; Gaye attended her funeral [59] and after a period of depression, Gaye sought out a position on a professional football team, the Detroit Lionswhere he later befriended Mel Farr and Lem Barney.

On June 1,Gaye returned to Hitsville U. It also reached the top spot on Cashbox 's pop chart for a week and reached No. After giving "Marvin gaye sexual healing grammy awards" ultimatum to record a full album to win creative control from Motown, Gaye spent ten days recording the What's Going On album that March.

One of Motown's first autonomous works, its theme and segue flow brought the concept album format to rhythm and blues.

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