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Marvin Gaye

The career of legendary soul singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye spanned three decades, but his reputation continues to grow. The most successful and celebrated solo artist on the Motown roster, his dominance of the charts included irresistible pop songs, politically engaged commentary and sensual anthems of love. Marvin's musical brilliance and social consciousness elevated him into the pantheon of cultural icons. His legacy of timeless music and message of peace and tolerance remains forever relevant.

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.

Did You Know?

1987The year he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1976The year Marvin won a humanitarian award from the United Nations for his work with children

13#1 hits during his career

3albums in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time"

2Grammy Awards won

Marvin's landmark album "What's Going On" is told from the point of view of a Vietnam War vet returning to the US and finding widespread hatred, suffering, injustice, and environmental damage in his own country. It was inspired by Marvin's own experiences and by conversations with his brother Frankie upon his return from Vietnam.