On April 1, , Marvin Gaye died at the hands of his father. The preceding year had been one of dramatic contrast. Despite awards and accolades, the last year of Marvin Gaye's life was an extreme roller coaster. Gaye first rose to prominence with his hit " Stubborn Kind of Fellow. By , he was recording his incredible, three-octave range with the likes of Diana Ross , and he soon began producing his own records, even playing all the instruments himself.
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Marvin Gaye, Vol. 2
Marvin Gaye's 10 greatest songs ever, ranked - Smooth
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The Best of Marvin Gaye (disc 1)
A piece of sweet soul bubblegum from Michael Jackson and his brothers gave them a second No. Gaye snagged his second million-seller with this Miracles-penned bit of infectious melancholy, topped by Marv Tarplin's guitar and Smokey Robinson's clever lyric. Almost operatic in scope, packed with strings and grand flourishes, this sophomore Four Tops hit is an anthem for the heartsick. Recorded at 2 a. Been missin' ya, miss kissin' ya
Marvin Gaye sang in his father's church and in the Moonglows before signing with Motown. He recorded songs by Smokey Robinson before becoming his own producer on the protest album What's Going On Singer Marvin Pentz Gaye, Jr. Gaye was raised under the strict control of his father, Reverend Marvin Gay Sr.