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  Marvin Gaye - Musique | Ados.fr
Marvin Pentz Gay Jr., le 2 avril 1939 à Washington, il commence à chanter à 3 ans dans la chorale de l’église de son père pasteur.
D’ailleurs, cette austérité aura raison de Marvin Gaye puisqu’il sera abattu par son propre père le 1er avril 1984 sous prétexte de « diablerie » et « possession du démon » (s’il fallait abattre les gens possédés, il n’y aurait plus grand monde sur la Terre !).
Marvin Gaye sombre alors dans la dépression et peaufine dans le silence de sa peine le magnifique et cultissime What’s Going On, mélange de larmes esseulés et de joies nostalgiques, d’espoir vacillant et de désespoir pluvieux.
musique.ados.fr /Marvin-Gaye-art1112.html   (698 words)

  Marvin Gaye - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gaye was born in Washington, D.C. as Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.
Gaye got his start singing in the church choir and later learned to play the piano and drums to escape from his strict father who was physically abusive.
Marvin Gaye on the cover of his 1969 LP I Heard It Through the Grapevine, originally released in 1968 as In the Groove.
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 Marvin Gaye
Renamed Marvin Gaye, with an "e" on the end of his name, he began his career as a jazz balladeer, but in 1962 he was persuaded to record some R&B, and notched up his first hit single with the confident "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow", a Top 10 hit.
Marvin Senior was arrested, tried and convicted, but was sentenced to only six years probation after a judge ruled the case "self defence".
Gaye's remarkable vocal range and fluency remains a touchstone for all subsequent soul vocalists, and his "lover man" stance has been frequently copied as well as parodied.
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 Marvin Gaye - Classic Motown
Gaye was named after his father, a minister in the Apostolic Church.
Renamed Marvin Gaye, he began his career as a jazz balladeer, but in 1962 he was persuaded to record RandB, and notched up his first hit single with the confident "Stubborn Kind Of Fellow", a Top 10 RandB hit.
Gaye followed up with another number 1 RandB hit, "Too Busy Thinking 'Bout My Baby", but his career was derailed by the insidious illness and eventual death of Terrell in March 1970.
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 VH1.com : Marvin Gaye : Biography - Urge Music Downloads
Gaye later took up piano and drums, and music became his escape from the nightmarish realities of his home life -- throughout his childhood, his father beat him on an almost daily basis.
Consequently, in 1972, Gaye changed directions again, agreeing to score the blaxploitation thriller Trouble Man; the resulting soundtrack was a primarily instrumental effort showcasing his increasing interest in jazz, although a vocal turn on the moody, minimalist title track scored another Top Ten smash.
Gaye's career resurgence brought with it an increased reliance on cocaine; finally, his personal demons forced him back to the U.S., where he moved in with his parents in an attempt to regain control of his life.
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 Marvin Gaye
With a career that spanned the entire history of rhythm and blues, from '50s doo wop to '80s soul, Marvin Gaye exemplified the maturation of romantic fl pop into a sophisticated form spanning social and sexual politics, Marvin Gaye was one of the most consistent and enigmatic of the Motown hitmakers.
Gaye was three years old when he began singing in his father's church choir and was soon playing the organ and drums, too.
Gaye favored romantic and sometimes sensual ballads and felt that his desire to move into a more mainstream, sophisticated style was hampered by Motown's demand for hits.
www.history-of-rock.com /marvin_gaye.htm   (926 words)

 Rock On The Net: Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye was born Marvin Pentz Gay (later adding an 'e' to the end of his name as Sam Cooke had done) on April 2, 1939.
Gaye grew up the son of an Apostolic preacher, singing in the church choir by age 3, and learning to play the drums and piano.
Gaye was to record an LP and give royalties to his ex-wife.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-g/marvingaye.htm   (1152 words)

 Marvin Gaye
Gaye's ambition was to establish himself as an interpreter of jazz standards in the vein of Nat King Cole, but his efforts in this direction during his first year at Motown were not particularly well-received.
In 1967 Gaye was teamed up with his third singing partner, Tammi Terrell -- a Philadelphia native whose earlier output on Motown and various other labels had never quite managed to find an audience.
When Gaye at last resumed his musical activity, both the subject matter and style of his songs had undergone a marked change -- the former now concerning itself with social issues and the latter integrating jazz and classical influences to create a more sophistcated backdrop for his vocals.
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 Marvin Gaye
I'm sure that people who knew Marvin and worked with him throughout his fantastic career, would still look Marvin Gaye straight into his face and tell him that he was indeed a genius.
Marvin Gaye was my personal friend, and in 1972 we did a song together honoring our guys who were fighting the war in Vietnam.
Marvin was an extremely gentle, sensitive man. And indeed, he was a genius.
www.blackvillage.com /marvin/marvin.htm   (400 words)

 Marvin Gaye DVDs & Videos; Marvin Gaye Top 10 US & UK Singles
One of Marvin Gaye's most haunting songs, 'Abraham, Martin, And John', was released in 1969, with references to Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and John F. Kennedy.
Though Marvin Gaye's career was going wonderfully well, the death of Tammi Terrell through a brain tumour in March, 1970, devastated Marvin to such an extent that he became a virtual recluse.
Though one of the saddest stories in showbusiness, Marvin Gaye was one of the most influential and talented of all fl artists, and he leaves behind a wonderful legacy of both music and humanitarian values.
www.booksmusicfilmstv.com /MarvinGaye.htm   (871 words)

 BBC News | ENTERTAINMENT | Marvin Gaye's father and killer dies
Marvin Gay senior, the correct spelling of the family name was without an 'e' at the end of their surname, died in hospital after developing pneumonia at a retirement home in long beach, California.
Marvin snr had been a pastor in the Hebrew Pentecostal Church, in a suburb of Washington DC, and the church naturally became a focal point for the entire family.
Following the shooting of Marvin Gaye, the day before his 45th birthday, Marvin snr was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and given a six-year suspended prison sentence.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/200833.stm   (346 words)

Marvin Gaye is certainly one of the most remarkable singers and songwriters this country has ever produced, a towering talent whose influence on R&B, and popular music in general, is immeasurable.
Music was one of the few pleasures Marvin had in life (in addition to organ and piano, he also played drums), and as soon as he graduated from high school, he eagerly joined the Air Force as one way out of his deplorable home life.
Gaye was somewhat frustrated by his earlier attempts at working on new material with other writers and was open to trying something different and new.
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 MARVIN GAYE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1969, Marvin Gaye was in the middle of a sturdy, but not overly exceptional, pop career.
Biographers have suggested that Gaye’s ego was as big as the dark side of the moon, and he must have relished pouring his voice and his words all over this record.
Gaye’s career is one of many that disprove the myth that pop artists execute an initial set of good work and then decline.
www.crecon.com /davidwomack/marvingaye-rockandroll.htm   (1161 words)

 Collins' Oldies Website: Marvin Gaye
The Vandellas' voices drown out Marvin's, but if you listen closely, you will find that his character loves the girl "like a baby boy loves his toy." That's why the Vandellas sing the title and "baby boy" most of the time.
As far as I can tell, he's telling the people that his girlfriend is treating him unfairly, so he wants one of the people to act as a witness for him, to tell her how badly she is treating him.
During the first half-minute, Marvin speaks about how false marriage vows really are: marriages are supposed to last "till death do us part," but most deteriorate long before then, as was the case with the narrator's marriage.
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 Amazon.co.uk: The Very Best of Marvin Gaye: Music: Marvin Gaye   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marvin Gaye had become one of the most influential singer and songwriters in soul music history.
Marvin Gayes' recording career spans back to the dawn of the swinging sixties when Motown Records was beginning to make its mark in the world by becoming commonly known as "the sound of young America".
Gaye is put more in touch with his spiritual side on the timeless and poignant Mercy,Mercy Me which, with its rolling arrangements that has a really sharp, soulful edge, conveys Gayes vocal power which was simply going from strength to strength.
www.amazon.co.uk /Very-Best-Marvin-Gaye/dp/B00005LZT9   (2300 words)

 Amazon.com: What's Going on: Music: Marvin Gaye   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gaye co-wrote the songs and produced the album, flavoring it with layer upon layer of his own multi-tracked vocals, oceans of hand percussion, strings, flutes, and jazzy horn solos.
Marvin Gaye is without a doubt one of the greatest singing talents to ever grace the sound of music.
Marvin Gaye was a beautiful human being, and he literally poured out every emotion onto this record.
www.amazon.com /What-s-Going-Marvin-Gaye/dp/B00007FOMP   (2117 words)

 Gale - Free Resources - Black History - Biographies - Marvin Penze Gaye   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marvin Gaye (originally Gay) was the second of four children of Alberta and Marvin Gay, Sr., a minister.
Of his relationship with his father, Gaye would later say: "Living with my father was like living with a king, a very peculiar, changeable, cruel, and all-powerful king." That Marvin would, as a teenager, turn to more secular pleasures like sex, Viceroy cigarettes, and doo-wop music defied his father's uncompromising expectations.
Marvin Gay, Sr., was later acquitted of his son's murder, claiming that he acted in self-defense.
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 Woolworths.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marvin Gaye - The Real Thing - In Performance 1964 - 1981 features for the first time on DVD, 25 classic full-length performances from American and European television appearances, spanning three decades.
This DVD gives a rare insight in the diverse aspects of Marvin Gaye's personal and musical world, with exclusive views/opinion from his family on his approach to life, his music...
Marvin Gaye - The Real Thing In Performance 1964 - 1981 features for the first time on DVD, 25 classic full-length performances from American and European television appearances, spanning three decades.
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 Marvin Gaye
After the initial triumphs of Marvin, Mary Wells, the Marvelettes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, the Miracles, the Supremes, Four Tops, The Temptations and Stevie Wonder in the early to mid-sixties, the second phase of Motown's bestselling saga was ushered in by the brilliant producer Norman Whitfield.
Marvin claimed Norman's arrangements were too high for his voice, forcing him to strain and limiting his capacity to interpret.
Marvin also dispelled the notion that pop and gospel didn't mix by invoking whole prayers in the center of his suite and calling out to Jesus.
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 Marvin Gaye
Gaye continued to write and produce concept albums for the next decade, of varying quality, usually exploring the contradictions and connections between his sexuality and his spirituality.
In fairness, I think this was Gaye's last foray into supper club music; it includes Cole's signature "Mona Lisa" and "Unforgettable" plus versions of "Ramblin' Rose" and "Nature Boy" (also recorded by such dissimilar acts as John Coltrane and Caetano Veloso).
Gaye himself was slowly retreating from crossover pop music and learning to write, but he had a long way to go - "Stepping Closer To Your Heart" is good but quite corny, like much of the album not as hard-hitting and passionate as the label's best work.
www.warr.org /marvin.html   (2872 words)

After graduating high school, Gaye enlisted in the U.S. Air Force; upon his discharge, he returned to Washington and began singing in a number of street-corner doo wop groups, eventually joining The Rainbows in 1956, a top local attraction.
Marvin is featured on 45s like Harvey and the Moonglows 59 single Mama Loocie, where he sang lead.
V Best Of Marvin Gaye, recentish Motown 2cd set, despite the highly original title, it more than lives up to the description, the 60s sides on disc one are worth the price of entry alone especially the stonking You're A Wonderful One.
www.rockabilly.nl /references/messages/marvin_gaye.htm   (1325 words)

 Marvin Gaye - AOL Music
Marvin Gaye's contribution to Black Music over the past four decades is immeasurable.
Marvin Gaye was named after his father, a minister in the Apostolic...
Marvin Gaye and the Vandellas who backed him with vocals on...
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 Marvin Gaye Discography at CD Universe
This release finds Gaye performing towards the end of his life, during a period of self-imposed exile from the United States.
Marvin Gaye began his career in the late 1950s, singing with various R&B vocal groups.
Gaye's own '60s albums are marked by propulsive, high-energy R&B, and duets with Mary Wells and Tammi Terrell.
cduniverse.com /search/xx/music/artist/Gaye,+Marvin/a/Marvin+Gaye.htm   (268 words)

 Marvin Gaye Lyrics - Marvin Gaye - Lyrics On Demand
Marvin Gaye Lyrics - Marvin Gaye - Lyrics On Demand
From the Album Diana & Marvin [with Diana Ross] (1973)
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