Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Nona & Frankie. Nona had a brief recording career.
Frankie became reclusive.
"Got To Give It Up, Part 1". Best song ever in my opinion, just Marvin at his very very best.
|Gaye's marriage ended badly in 1975 and he filed for divorce and bankruptcy. In 1977 he married his second wife, what was her name?||Marvin Gaye and His Life
Janice. Short lived marriage which had many problems before his tragic early death.
"Whats Going On" Number 2. Midnight Love came later the other two were not albums.
|Gaye had his biggest hit of the sixties in 1968 with a song that reached number 1, which song made it to the top?||Marvin Gaye and His Life
"I Heard It Through The Grapevine". The other three songs came at a much later date.(1971)
|Gaye sang a number of 'duets' with female singers. With whom did he sing the song "Once A Upon A Time" ?||Marvin Gaye and His Life
Mary Wells. It reached number 19 in 1964.
The Temptations. Yet another huge Motown legendary group to start out as part time session singers.
|This was followed up with "I'll Be Doggone (number 8 in '65), "Aint That Peculiar (number 8 in '65) and his higest to date song which went to number 6 in '65, what was this song?||Marvin Gaye and His Life
"How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You". Reached number 1 in Italy I believe!
|Gaye preferred romantic and sensual ballads and his first top ten hit was in at number 10, but what song gave him this milestone?||Marvin Gaye and His Life
"Pride and Joy". Pride and Joy was the first of a long line of romantic songs Gaye sang. The last being Sexual Healing, of the two Pride and Joy was Gaye's personal favourite.
|Gaye along with every producer in Motown knocked out hits at a strong rate, he also had dance hits "Hitch Hike" reached number 30 in 1963, but in the same year he released "Can I Get A Witness", where did it chart?||Marvin Gaye and His Life
Number 22. Can I Get A Witness is one of my all time Gaye favourites with its lively beat and its cool words.
"Stubborn Kind Of Fellow". Written days after he had tied the Knot with Anna Gordy.
Anna Gordy. In a marriage that would last 14 years.
A session drummer. He played drums for among others Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.
Berry Gordy. Berry was the the brains behind Motowns global success.
|However, the group broke up and Fuqua moved to Detroit taking Marvin with him, and what other artist?||Marvin Gaye and His Life
Gwen Gordy. Meeting Gwen was a massive turning point in Gaye's illustrious life.
|In 1958 Harvey Fuqua hired Gaye's band to be the latest version of his backing group. What was this group called?||Marvin Gaye and His Life
Moonglows. Fuqua was a leading light of the underground music scene in the late 50s and the early 60s.
Okeh Label. Short lived label gobbled up by Motown.
Bo Diddley. Bo Diddley on his way to fame and fortune.
The Marquees. Not a long lived group to say the least, very little info is known about them. If anyone has info I would be grateful of the info.
|What was the name of the doo wop group that Gaye sang with on the street corners of D.C that brought his love of music to life?||Marvin Gaye and His Life
The Rainbows. Gaye returned to his hometown of Washington, D.C. and started signing in streetcorner doo wop group The Rainbows
A Preacher. His father was a preacher with the obscure House of God and the two often clashed. Gaye was three years old when he began singing in his father's church choir and was soon playing the organ and drums, too.
Washington D.C. Not far from the White House it is said.
April 2nd. He died one day before his 45th birthday (murdered April 1st 1984).
Marvin Pentz Gay Jnr. Marvin Pentz Gay Jnr was his birth name, the 'E' was added to his surname later.
The Commodores. This song paid tribute to both Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson. The world was shocked by the circumstances surrounding Marvin's death on April 1, 1984. Gaye was shot to death by his own father after a heated argument involving money.
Gladys Knight and the Pips. Gladys Knight and the Pips reached number two in the US on the Billboard singles chart on December 1, 1967. Exactly one year later, Gaye's version of the song reached number one on the same chart. Gaye's version of the song was found on the compilation album by the same name of the song released on New Year's Day, 1968.
Midnight Love. "Midnight Love" released in 1982 was the first release for Gaye on the Columbia record label. At the time, "Sexual Healing" had the longest consecutive run at number one on the R&B singles charts ever (ten weeks).
One interesting note, the album "Here, My Dear" was released in an effort to make royalties to pay back alimony to his ex-wife, Anna Gordy, thus the title.
Anna. Berry Gordy introduced Marvin Gaye to his younger sister, Anna, and they quickly fell in love and married in 1961. Shortly thereafter, Marvin had his first hit titled "Stubborn Kind of Fellow". This was his fourth single released, but the first to garner any radio airplay.
|One of Marvin Gaye's earliest singing groups was named The Marquees. The group released a song titled "Wyatt Earp" on the Okeh label in 1957. What fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member sang back-up on this song?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series: Marvin Gaye
Bo Diddley. After the song "Wyatt Earp" was released, Harvey Fuqua hired The Marquees and changed their name to The Moonglows to be his backing band. After the band split, Fuqua left for Detroit with his girlfriend, a young lady named Gwen Gordy. Marvin decided to follow them to Detroit. Gwen Gordy had a brother who was putting together a new record label called Motown and he was looking for some acts. Gwen introduced Marvin to her brother, Berry Gordy, and the marriage between Marvin Gaye and Motown was formed.
Tammi Terrell. Gaye and Terrell were an incredible duo. There voices supported one another quite well. Unfortunately, Terrell collapsed onstage in 1967 after a performance due to the onset of a brain tumor. She died in 1970, an event that traumatized Gaye for the rest of his life. He remarked that "a part of me died with Tammi" and he was never quite the same afterwards.
Drums. Gaye started playing the drums at an early age in his church and used that talent to get a job at Motown backing up some greats such as Smoky Robinson and the Miracles and the Marvelettes.