Apr 1, 2022

It’s hard to believe that Marvin Gaye has been gone for 38 years.

He died on April 1st, 1984, the day before his 45th birthday, after a row with his father, Marvin Gay Snr, ended in tragedy.

Marvin’s was a life of high achievement, starting as multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer with Tamla Motown. He then became one of the Detroit labels biggest stars with I Heard It Through The Grapevine along with many terrific duets with female singers Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Tammi Terrell and Diana Ross.

In the 70’s Marvin recorded the critically acclaimed albums What’s Going On and Let’s Get It On and became one of the first artists to break away from Motown.

Then, in the 80’s, he scored another worldwide hit with Sexual Healing and further success surely beckoned when his life was cut short in such terrible circumstances.

But although the great man is gone his music lives on and you can celebrate Marvin and his wonderful body of work on our dedicated radio station.



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