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Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye was an iconic two-time Grammy-winning American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.

Famous Facts

  • After dropping out of high school, Gaye spent 2 months in the Air Force, ultimately leaving because he refused to follow orders.
  • Discouraged by the constraints of the music business, he tried a football career with the Detroit Lions, but after heavy training was turned down without a tryout.
  • 1973: Released the iconic “Lets Get It On," which became Gaye’s second number one single on the Hot 100 chart.

I always knew I was an artist and not the cog in some machine.

Marvin Gaye