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Marvin Gaye: One of the Finest During the 60’s and 70’s

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Marvin Gaye was a recognized and famous R&B and soul singer, record producer, multi instrumentalist and songwriter. He was born on April 2nd, 1939 and died on April 1st, 1984. His full name was Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. Marvin became very famous during the 60’s and 70’s when he was an artist of the Motown label. His albums are still widely known and he is considered as one of the finest singers of the epoch among the 60’s and 70’s.

As mentioned above, Marvin Gaye started his professional singer career in Motown in 1960. He rapidly became as a top solo male artist and recorded several albums and hit singles during the 60’s. Some of those hit songs are: “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”, “Stubborn Kind of Fellow” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”. Despite he was a solo singer he also released some hit duets with Tammi Terrell, some of them are: “You’re All I Need to Get By” and "Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”.

In 1971 Marvin obligated Motown to release his album “What’s Going On” which is still considered as one of the best albums of all the times and history of the music. After that, he dedicated to write songs for new African-American talents. Among those new talents he discovered Stevie Wonder, Babyface and Luther Vandross.

During the 70’s Gaye released more albums. Some of them are: “Let’s Get It On” and “I Want You”. After his death in 1984, he is considered as one of the most influential artists of the soul music of that era.

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