Marvin Gaye

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.

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 the Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
2Grammy 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.