Today in History: Marvin Gaye was Born


Marvin Gaye

On this day, 1939 Marvin Gaye is born in Washington, D.C. He will sign with Motown in 1962 and begin a 22-year career that includes hits “Pride and Joy,” duets with Mary Wells and Tammi Terrell, as well as best-selling albums exploring his social consciousness (What’s Going On) and sexuality (Let’s Get It On, Midnight Love).

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