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|Birth name||Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.|
April 2, 1939|
Washington, D.C., United States
|Died||April 1, 1984
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, composer, musician, record producer|
|Instruments||Vocals, keyboards, drums, percussion, clavinet, synthesizers, piano|
|Labels||Motown (Tamla-Motown), Columbia|
|Associated acts||The Moonglows, Jackie Wilson, Martha and the Vandellas, Tammi Terrell, The Originals, Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Quincy Jones, Diana Ross, Harvey Fuqua, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin|
Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., April 2, 1939 - April 1, 1984) was an American soul and R&B singer and songwriter. He was a famous artist recording on the Motown label in the 1960s and 1970s. He became an independent artist when he released his 1971 album, What's Going On. After living in Europe in the late 1970s, Gaye had a comeback hit with 1982's "Sexual Healing". The record won him two Grammy Awards and became his biggest hit. He died on April 1, 1984 when he was killed by his father, Marvin Gay, Sr.. After he died, he was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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