Do you remember...
Remember “The Prince of Motown”??? Though Marvin Gaye began his music career in the late 50’s, he was still relevant in the 80’s prior to his untimely death in 1984. Marvin Gaye’s impact on R&B and Soul music cannot be underestimated. His hits like, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” (1964), “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1968), “Let’s Get It on” (1973), “Sexual Healing” (1982), and many others are classics that are still referenced and played on the radio, on television, and in modern movies. Unfortunately his life came to a premature end when his father fatally shot him on April 1, 1984, one day prior to his 45th birthday. Apparently Marvin was attempting to intervene in an argument between his parents, when his father killed him. His father served a five year sentence of probation after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter charges. Though the R&B/Soul singer, musician has been deceased over 26 years, his music lives on, and the legend of Marvin Gaye was posthumously inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987