Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He helped shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s. He was shot dead by his father, Marvin Gay Sr, on April 1, 1984, at their house in West Adams, Los Angeles.
About Marvin Gaye in brief
Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He helped shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s. Gaye’s hits include \”Ain’t That Peculiar\”, \”How Sweet It Is \”, and \”I Heard It Through the Grapevine\”. He was shot dead by his father, Marvin Gay Sr, on April 1, 1984, at their house in West Adams, Los Angeles, after an argument. Many institutions have posthumously bestowed Gaye with awards and other honors including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and inductions into the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Hall of fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer. He was one of the first artists in Motown to break away from the reins of a production company. His later recordings influenced several contemporary R&B subgenres, such as quiet storm and neo soul. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in Los Angeles on April 2, 1984. His last televised appearances were at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game, where he sang \”The Star-Spangled Banner\” and Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever; and Soul Train. He is survived by his wife, four children, and two half-brothers. He also had a son from a previous relationship, Antwaun Carey Gay, born as a result of his father’s extramarital affairs. He had a daughter, Mariah Gay, who died in a car crash in 2009.
He has a son and daughter-in-law, both of whom are still living in the U.S., and a step-son, Michael Cooper, who is also a singer-songwriter-producer-director-turned-actor. He left the Air Force in 1956 and went on to have a successful solo career as a solo artist. He recorded duets with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Tammi Terrell, and Diana Ross. He won his first two Grammy Awards on the album Midnight Love in 1982. His hits include “Sexual Healing,” which won him two Grammys, and “Let’s Get It On,” which he released in the 1970s. His father would often kick him out of the house during his teenage years, as his relationship with his father would deteriorate. He started singing in church when he was four years old; his father often accompanied him on piano. He attended Syphax Elementary School and then Randall Junior High School. In 1953 or 1954, the Gays moved into the East Capitol Dwellings public housing project in D.C. The Gays were part of a Pentecostal church known as the House of God. In 1956, Gaye dropped out of high school and enlisted in the United States Air Force. He later joined several vocal groups, including the Dippers and the C-wopo Dippers. In 1954, he became a singing star in junior high, and he joined and became the singing star of the Cardozo Club.