He fought tooth and nail to keep Gaye's first solo album, What's Going On , from hitting the radio waves on Motown's watch. My attitude had to be firm: 'Put it out or I'll never record for you again! Gaye's attitude worked: In , Motown reluctantly released the album, sure it would be a flop. Now, it stands as one of the most historic albums of all time.
5 Famous Deaths at the Hands of Loved Ones
Marvin Gaye’s wife reveals how he tortured her
Marvin Gaye was an American musician who gained worldwide fame for his work with Motown Records. He was fatally shot by his father, Marvin Gay Sr. The wounds were fatal and he was pronounced dead on arrival at the California Hospital Medical Center. Gaye's death inspired several musical tributes over the years including recollections of the incidents leading to his death. Gaye was given a burial plot at Forest Lawn Cemetery and was later cremated and his ashes spread around the Pacific Ocean.
Marvin Gaye is shot and killed by his own father
That life came to a tragic end on this day , when Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his own father one day short of his 45th birthday. On the one hand, there was the longstanding conflict with his father dating back to childhood. Marvin Gay, Sr.
Low Graphics. The death of Marvin Gaye's father received coverage in the UK press. The father of the singer Marvin Gaye has died, some 14 years after he shot and killed his son during a family argument. Marvin Gay senior, the correct spelling of the family name was without an 'e' at the end of their surname, died in hospital after developing pneumonia at a retirement home in long beach, California. Marvin snr had shot his son at their Los Angeles home in April of