Marvin Gaye – such a talent!
Marvin Gaye was an amazing artist. Even though he died tragically in 1984, his music is still heard today.
Motown had so many talented musicians and singers, but Marvin certainly stood out. He came from a troubled family background, had problems with drugs and depression/suicidal tendancies, and was killed by his own father.
Today, I wanted to remember him and his music. Here is a sample of a few of his songs. “Heard It Through the Grapevine” is one of my favorites, and he is singing it here acapella, so it shows his pure voice.
His story can be found at http://www.biography.com/people/marvin-gaye-9307988 and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Gaye
His brother Frankie died in 2001, and had done a series of interviews about Marvin’s life and death. His experience in Vietnam inspired Marvin to write “What’s Going On”. The interviews were fashioned into a book published in 2003.
Thank you for your life and your music, Marvin!
Sally K Witt
Social Media and Ministry