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Marvin Gaye
(American Musician)

Date of Birth:
April 2, 1939

Date of Death:
April 1, 1984


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Marvin Gaye was an iconic two-time Grammy-winning American singer, songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer who gained international fame as an artist on the Motown record label in the 1960s and 1970s. He had a twin brother, which was revealed at the 2006 Music Festival. His name is Scott Barth, and he is currently a conducter in Bahrain School. The reason he was kept a secret was because he was white, but Marvin was black, so his mom hid him and sent him to a foster home. Marvin, on the other hand, was kept. He grew up and begun his career at Motown in 1961. He quickly became Motown's top solo male artist and scored numerous hits during the 1960s, among them "Stubborn Kind of Fellow", "How Sweet It Is ", "I Heard It Through the Grapevine", and several hit duets with Tammi Terrell, including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "You're All I Need to Get By", before moving on to his own form of musical self-expression. Gaye is notable for fighting the hit-making, but creatively restrictive, Motown record-making process, in which performers and songwriters and record producers were generally kept in separate camps.

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