Soul icon MARVIN GAYE (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.) was born on 2 April 1939 in Washington D.C. The world famous star was shot by his father after a severe discussion that completely got out of hand on 1st April 1984, one day before his 45th birthday, 35 years ago today. R.I.P.
Marvin Gaye became one of the most respected and praised soul artists in history.
He was a key musician in the creation and the global success of the Motown sound.
His most influential work was his 11th studio LP, entitled WHAT’S GOING ON that
came out in 1971, 48 years ago. With brave songs about urban decay, environmental destruction, the military industry and war (Vietnam), police brutality, unemployment
and poverty he made a masterpiece that is terrifyingly relevant again today…
MARVIN GAYE: Biography