Marvin Gaye was born today in 1939 and died yesterday in 1984. The fallen legend would have been 75 today. He is hands down one of the best and richest male voices, ever. I’ve been a Marvin Gaye fan before I could even talk. I can still hear his voice echoing through the hallways of my childhood home and my mom would harmonizing with him. Marvin Gaye had a timid soul with a palpable silky voice that melted the hearts of many women that he was ironically terrified of.
There’s so much we don’t know about the man that defined the Blues in R&B. Watch the video below to see and hear a side of Marvin Gaye that’s refreshing and endearing.
Happy Birthday Marvin Gaye!
1. We Celebrate Marvin Gaye Today!
The iconic singer known for an array of hits, from the sexy "Sexual Healing" to the pivotal "Inner City Blue (Make Me Wanna Holler)," will never be forgotten. He died on April 1, but would have turned 75 if he was alive today. We take a look back on Marvin's smoother moments and the ones that made us fall in love with him even more.
2. Marvin Gaye Accepts An Award
The singer smiles proudly with his award backstage at the America Music Awards in 1983.
3. Marvin Gaye At The Awards Show
Marvin poses with another soulful singer, Jennifer Holliday.
4. Marvin Gaye Slays A Performance
Marvin gives his everything during a show at Radio City Music Hall.
5. Marvin Gaye Serenades The Crowd
The singer does an outfit change during his Radio Music Hall performance.
6. Marvin Gaye Poses With Iconic Musicians
Marvin poses with The Commodores and looks amazing in his white suit.
7. Marvin Gaye Looks Crisp In White
Even when he wasn't trying, Marvin turned up the heat.
8. Marvin Gaye Records With Another Legend
Did you know that he and Stevie Wonder shared studio time together? The two are seen here, smiling in the booth.
9. Marvin Gaye Stays Cool
The singer looks proud to have gotten an award at the American Music Awards.
10. Marvin Gaye Brings Soul To The Stage
The singer was known to keep it sexy on stage for the ladies.
11. Marvin Gaye Plays Some Basketball
The singer, here with Jackie Jackson, made some time to play a nice game of B-ball for charity.