Prince of Soul
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. His legacy of timeless music and message of peace and tolerance remains forever relevant.
Did You Know?
|1987||The year he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame|
|1976||The year Marvin won a humanitarian award from the United Nations for his work with Children|
|13||#1 hits during his career|
|3||albums in the Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time|
|2||Grammy Awards won|
Marvin's landmark alumb "What's Going On" told the story of a Vietnam War vet returning to the US and finding widespread hatred, suffering, and injustice. It was inspired by Marvin's conversations with his brother Frankie upon his return from Vietnam.