Marvin Penz Gay Jnr. Marvin Gaye's contribution to Black Music over the past five decades is immeasurable.
Circumstances[ edit ] Marvin Gaye performing in concert during the s. Marvin Gaye had an acrimonious relationship with his father, Marvin Gay Sr. He was also a crossdresserwhich was commonly known in the family's Washington, D.
It was because of this, added with rumors of Marvin's own homosexualitythat Marvin added an "e" to his last name when he became famous. Gaye's father never approved of his son's career in music, and gradually grew resentful that Gaye was closer to his mother, Alberta, and had become the breadwinner for the family.
Despite a brief improvement in their relationship after Gaye found success with his album What's Going Onfather and son never found any lasting peace. Byafter a period as a European tax exileGaye had re-emerged in the public eye with the hit song, " Sexual Healing " and its album, Midnight Love.
For a time, he had also achieved sobriety during his extensive stay in Belgium. In reality, there was little, if any, real danger, although while on the tour, road crew member Eric Sharpe committed suicide by hanging himself from a shower curtain rod in New Jersey. During one quarrel at the house, the elder Gay called police to have his son leave the property.
I want to make peace with him.
He sometimes wore three overcoats and put his shoes on the wrong feet. In the days prior to his death, Gaye's parents had arguments mainly over a misplaced insurance policy letter. Angered by his father confronting his mother, Gaye commanded Marvin Sr.
Alberta later told Ritz: I shouted for him to stop, but he paid no attention to me. He gave my husband some hard kicks. I was standing about eight feet away from Marvin, when my husband came to the door of the bedroom with his pistol.
My husband didn't say anything, he just pointed the gun at Marvin.
I screamed but it was very quick. He, my husband, shot — and Marvin screamed. I tried to run. Marvin slid down to the floor after the first shot. The Last Hours of Michael Hunter expressed his belief that Gaye was initially shot nonfatally in the left shoulder by his father while the two men were standing two feet apart while facing each other.
Hunter believed that this first shot "penetrated the left shoulder just below the clavicle and exited his back without causing any serious injury", the impact of which caused Gaye to fall down.
In the meantime, Gaye's brother Frankie and his sister-in-law, Irene, heard the shots as they lived in a guest house on the property. After the first shot, Frankie initially thought it sounded like a car backfired.The issue discussed Gaye's personal life, his music, and his contributions to Motown and popular music.
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Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. (April 2, – April 1, ), better known by his stage name Marvin Gaye, was an American singer-songwriter and musician with a four-octave vocal range. Marvin Gaye was an American musician who gained worldwide fame for his work with Motown caninariojana.com was fatally shot by his father, Marvin Gay Sr., on April 1, , at their house in the West Adams district of Los Angeles, California.
Gaye was shot twice following an altercation with his father after he intervened in an argument between his parents. How anyone could ever review this album lower than the highest rating is beyond me. Marvin Gaye struggled with a lot of demons.
He was a devoted man; to his friends, his family and, most important, his .