Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.
Born: 2 April 1939
Marvin Gaye was one of the most gifted, influential, and popular
R&B/Soul singers of all time. His hits included: "How Sweet It
Is (To Be Loved By You)," "I Heard It Through The Grapevine,"
"What's Going On," "Can I Get A Witness," "Let's Get It On," "Got
To Give It Up," "Sexual Healing," and so many more. Gaye started
recording in 1957, and made an indelible imprint on popular music
soon after. In his later years he was plagued by demons, including
drugs and depression. On April 1, 1984, in Los Angeles, California,
he was killed by his father, Marvin Gay Sr., by a shot to the head
at point-blank range.