Born In: Washington, D.C., United States
The R&B singer who gave to the music world super hits like ‘How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)’ and ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’, Marvin Gaye was the man who gave a specific shape to the Motown Records. Aptly called the ‘Prince of Motown’, he redefined the way soul music was created during the 1970s. The highly talented musician had been blessed with a golden voice and an uncanny sense of song-writing. His love for music started from a young age when he started singing in his father’s church choir as a three year old. As a small boy he had a horrible childhood and endured a great deal of abuse at the hands of his father. He was repeatedly beaten up and tortured by the very man who was supposed to have taken care of him and provided him a stable home. Tired of the physical and emotional torture, he sought solace in music. He sang and also learned to play the drums and piano. At the age of 14 he decided to run away from home unable to take it any longer. Thus, he arrived at the music world and left it much richer than he had found it.
Also Known As: Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.
Died At Age: 44
Spouse/Ex-: Anna Gordy (m. 1963–1977), Janis Hunter (m. 1977–1981), Anna Gordy (m. 1963–1977), Janis Hunter (m. 1977–1981)
father: Marvin Gay Sr.
mother: Alberta Gay
children: Frankie Gaye, Marvin Gaye III, Nona Gaye
Born Country: United States
place of death: Los Angeles, California, United States
Notable Alumni: Cardozo High School
Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound
education: Cardozo High School
|1996||Lifetime Achievement Award||Winner|
|1983||Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male||Winner|
|1983||Best R&B Instrumental Performance||Winner|