Marvin Pentz Gaye, Jr.
better known by his stage name Marvin Gaye, was an American singer-songwriter and musician with a three-octave vocal range. Starting his career as a member of the doo-wop group The Moonglows in the late 1950s, he ventured into a solo career after the group disbanded in 1960, signing with MotownRecords subsidiary, Tamla. He started off as a session drummer, but later ranked as the label's top-selling solo artist during the 1960s.
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