Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye
1939 - 1984

Marvin Gaye  American Singer


Marvin Gaye (/ɡeɪ/; born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984) was an American soul singer, songwriter, and musician. Gaye helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo a...

Confirmed Relationships3
Longest Relationship15 yrs
Shortest Relationship6 yrs, 8 mths
Average Relationship Length7 yrs, 2 mths
First Name Marvin
Middle Name Pentz
Last Name Gaye
Full Name at Birth Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.
Age 44 (age at death) years
Birthday 2nd April, 1939
Birthplace Washington, DC
Died 1st April, 1984
Place of Death Los Angeles, California
Cause of Death Murdered - shot and killed by his father
Height 6' 1" (185 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Aries
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Cardozo High School, Washington, DC
Occupation Text Singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, composer
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Music Genre (Text) R&b, Soul, Psychedelic Soul, Funk, Blues, Jazz
Music Genre R&B/Soul, R&B
Year(s) Active 1961–1984, 1959–1984
Music Style Soul, Motown, Smooth Soul, Urban, Quiet Storm, Funk, Soundtracks, Blaxploitation, Pop/Rock, Doo Wop, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Pop-Soul, AM Pop, Early Pop/Rock, Psychedelic Soul, Early R&B
Music Mood Earnest, Elegant, Intimate, Poignant, Passionate, Romantic, Plaintive, Reflective, Smooth, Warm, Party/Celebratory, Carefree, Cheerful, Happy, Confident, Fun, Hedonistic, Ambitious, Distraught, Amiable/Good-Natured, Sentimental, Producer
Instrument Vocals, Drums, Keyboards
Instrument (text) Vocals, Piano, Keyboard, Drums, Percussion, Synthesizer
Record Label Tamla/Tamla-Motown, Columbia
Associated Acts Harvey Fuqua, Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Tammi Terrell, Diana Ross, The Funk Brothers
Official Websites,
Father Marvin Gay, Sr.
Mother Alberta Gay
Brother Frankie Gaye
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Marvin Gaye44 AriesSinger
Janis Hunter60 CapricornOther
Anna Gordy Gaye92 SagittariusComposer
Tammi Terrell24 TaurusSinger


Marvin Pentz
Male17th November, 196649 years old
Nona Marvisa
Female4th September, 197441 years old
Frankie Christian
Male16th November, 197540 years old


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smashaveMay 11, 2014

RIP his legacy will live forever in our hearts and soul 1939-1984 true legend :((

smashaveMay 11, 2014

He is a legend I love his songs are brilliant and very classic hits back in 70s and 80s before he passed away he was the best musician I have ever heard to be honesty u lol ;)

omarsclubFeb 17, 2011

musical legend

omarsclubFeb 14, 2011

not enough room for the women he dated !

gmoneyFeb 17, 2009

The letter `S` at the bottom of the pics indicate that they had encountered each other at some point in time!!

phyllis BlazerFeb 13, 2009

why would this site have frankie dating marvin gaye and marvin .if thisis not true, this site has given these 2 talented artist a grave injustice with this implication.if anyone can answer this i would appreciate a reply

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