|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1987
Inducted by: Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson
First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1989 (ranked #27) .
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with him in here i don't see why we dont have any modern r&b artists.
Posted by xavier on Friday, 01.16.09 @ 02:49am
One of the most gifted and eduring singers that Motown ever launched into orbit was Marvin Gaye. He has made a huge contribution to soul music by redefining it not just as a creative force, but also as a call for social change. Marvin was a true Renaissance man in the world of soul because he was a fantasic singer, but also a song writer, producer, and a multi talented musican. Most importantly, Gaye possessed a powerful and soulful voice that was grit edged yet had sweetness to it. He was also a musical versionary who concevied songs as more then just personal feelings, whether it's his early show tunes, political issues, sexual songs or marriage. Marvin sang in differant styles from ballads to gritty soul. In every stage of his career, Gaye showed an air soulful authority driven by heartbroken vulnerability. He was a long hurting person who sought peace in music.
Posted by Andrew on Sunday, 11.4.12 @ 01:37am
One of the most gifted and influential singers ever launched into orbit by the Motown hit factory, Marvin Gaye has made a large contribution to soul music and to the Motown sound especially and blazed a trail for the continued evolution of black music.
Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, 02.5.14 @ 00:47am
2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee!
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 03.2.16 @ 20:55pm
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