Knowledge Identifier: +Marvin_Gaye
Born in 1939.
Countries: United States (53%), United Kingdom (13%), (10%)
Linked to: The Temptations, Columbia Records, Four Tops, Motown
Paul Riser - He went on to become an uncredited trombonist on most of Motown Records' hits in the late 1950s, 1960s and early 1970s , and he has become regarded as one of the most important trombone players in modern music history and his writing and arranging skills are without parallel - having written or arranged on such hits as: "My Girl" and "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" by The Temptations, "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye, "If I Were Your Woman" by Gladys Knight & The Pips, "Reach Out and Touch written by Ashford and Simpson as perf
Harvey Fuqua - This changed in 1957 when he, in effect, sacked the other members and installed a new group, previously known as the Marquees, which included Marvin Gaye
Anna Gordy Gaye - Gordy's biggest success as a songwriter came in the late 1960s and early 1970s, co-writing two major hits for Motown group The Originals, alongside her then-husband Marvin Gaye, including "Baby, I'm For Real" and "The Bells", which featured Anna's niece Iris, as a co-writer
In 1964, he scored his first hit duets with singer Mary Wells including "Once Upon a Time", which was later featured on the duo's album, "Together", which became Gaye's first charted album
Early in his career, Gaye had been affected by events such as the 1965 Watts riots and asked himself once, "with the world exploding around me, how am I supposed to keep singing love songs-" When Gaye called Gordy in the Bahamas about wanting to do a protest record, Gordy cautioned him, "Marvin, don't be ridiculous
Pete Moore - Pete is an accomplished producer, having produced several hit songs, including The Miracles' 1965 R&B chart hit, Choosey Beggar, their 1969 hit, Here I Go Again,the group's million-selling Top 10 hit, Baby Baby Don't Cry , and the aforementioned "City Of Angels" album, along with albums by Marvin Gaye, and The Supremes
Kim Weston - Her biggest claim to fame was singing the classic hit "It Takes Two" with Marvin Gaye in 1966 and her later recording of the Black National Anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing"
In 1967, Gaye began working on duets with singer Tammi Terrell
Tammi Terrell - Already depressed from the first diagnosis of her illness back in late 1967 and from her onstage collapse, Marvin Gaye further withdrew from performing following Terrell's death, re-emerging two years later performing during a benefit concert at the newly-opened Kennedy Center at Washington, D.C. in May 1972
In October 1968, Gaye's recording of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" was released and became Gaye's first to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached the top of the charts in other countries, selling well over a million copies
Gaye followed it with songs such as "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" and "That's the Way Love Is", which reached the top-ten on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969
What's Going On (Marvin Gaye album) - "'What's Going On"' is the eleventh studio album by soul musician Marvin Gaye, released May 21, 1971, on the Motown-subsidiary label Tamla Records
Killing Me Softly with His Song - In September 1972, Flack was opening for Marvin Gaye at the Greek Theater; after performing her prepared encore song, Flack was advised by Gaye to sing an additional song
The strong reaction to the live version of "Distant Lover", an album track from "Let's Get It On", prompted Motown to remix the song and release it as a single in 1974 to keep up the demand for Marvin product
James Taylor - However, James Taylor's artistic fortunes spiked again in 1975 when the Gold album "Gorilla" reached No. 6 and provided one of his biggest hit singles, a cover version of Marvin Gaye's "How Sweet It Is ", which featured wife Carly in backing vocals and reached No. 5 in America and No. 1 in Canada
Ernie Barnes - It gained international exposure when it was used on the "Good Times" television series and on a 1976 Marvin Gaye album
Nothing Was the Same - Drake said that Marvin Gaye's 1978 double album "Here, My Dear" had been a big influence on his current musical direction and he had been doing recording in Gaye's old studio "Marvin's Room"
Here, My Dear - In November 1978 of 1975, Gaye's estranged first wife, Anna Gordy Gaye, sued Gaye for divorce, claiming irreconcilable differences and seeking money in palimony for support of their adopted son, Marvin Gaye III. Gaye later argued his spending habit was causing him to fall behind on payments
Deon Estus - During the early 1980s, he appeared as a session bassist on several mainstream albums, including Marvin Gaye's 1982 comeback album, "Midnight Love"
Another documentary, focusing on his 1981 documentary, "Transit Ostend", titled "Remember Marvin", was seen in 2006
He remained sober until his return to the United States in late 1982
Harvey Fuqua - In 1982 he reunited with Marvin Gaye to produce the singer's "Midnight Love" album, which included the single "Sexual Healing"
NBA All-Star Game - One of the more memorable performances was given by Marvin Gaye during the 1983 game; Gaye was accompanied by Gordon Banks, who played a tape from an all night session that used numerous elements of soul music and funk, and Banks still has that historic tape of the music to which Gaye sang his soulful version
When VH1 launched on January 1, 1985, Gaye's 1983 rendition of the national anthem was the very first video to be aired
Nona Gaye - The daughter of soul music legend Marvin Gaye and granddaughter of jazz great Slim Gaillard, she began her career as a vocalist in the early 1990s
In 1997, Motown issued a shelved late 1970s Gaye ballads album, titling it "Vulnerable"
Let's Get It On - On September 18, 2001, "Let's Get It On" was reissued by Motown as a two-disc deluxe edition release, featuring 24-bit digital remastering of the original album's recordings, previously unissued material and a 24-page booklet which contains the original LP liner notes by Marvin Gaye, as well as essays from Gaye biographers David Ritz and Ben Edmunds
Ben Harper - In 2002, Harper was one of the featured singers covering Motown hits by Marvin Gaye in the documentary, "Standing in the Shadows of Motown"
I Want You (Marvin Gaye album) - On July 29, 2003, "I Want You" was reissued by Motown as a two-disc expanded edition release, featuring 24-bit digital remastering of the original album's recordings, previously unissued material, and a 24-page booklet, which contains the original LP liner notes by Marvin Gaye, as well as comprehensive essays by writers including David Ritz
Tweet (singer) - In late 2004, Tweet joined Cee-Lo Green and Teedra Moses on the 2004 Seagram's Gin Live Tour in promotion of her new single, "Turn da Lights Off" The song was produced by Missy Elliott and Kwamé, featured vocals from Elliott and contained a sample of Marvin Gaye's "If This World Were Mine" and Nat King Cole's "Lost April"
In 2006, an old park that Gaye frequented as a teenager called Watts Branch Park in Washington was renamed Marvin Gaye Park
A biopic, "Sexual Healing", focused on the period in which a despondent Gaye relocated to Belgium to recover from drug addiction, directed by Julien Temple, produced by Vassal Benford and starring Jesse L. Martin as Gaye, had began production during most of 2013 but was delayed three weeks before the film was to be completed after Focus Features decided to ditch the project due to financial issues
Marvin later alleged that Gordy and him clashed over Marvin's political views, and for that reason, he was forced to shelve the album's release and substitute "Trouble Man." However, Universal Music Group announced in 2019 that "You're the Man" would receive an official release