Marvin Gaye


Back in 1974, I was a sixteen year old high school student. Marvin Gaye was one of the popular musician that our community in Soweto listened to. On this particular Saturday afternoon, spending time studying at school, I could hear the strains of Lets Get It On in the background.It was haunting stuff, it made me yearn for the girl that had just become a part of my teenage years and yet I loved her so. There was nothing wrong with me loving her, and Marvin confirmed that afternoon that she was the one.

I stopped studying as the song got to me, flooding my heart with loneliness and making me miss her more.

Twenty years down the line, married to someone else and not the high school sweetheart, Marvin' s music has outlived that high school emotional upheaval, I love his music, whatever opportunity I have, I read about this absorbingly incredible and immensely talented human being.

The world was truly blessed to have someone like him, and his is a legacy that will find its way into eternity.

>>By Kwane   (Friday, 29 Nov 2002 15:16)

The greatest music artist of all. Why?? Just listen to him and the Heart and Soul he puts into every note. In one word, "LIFE". His songs are about life!!!

>>By Sonny Sonrock   (Thursday, 12 Dec 2002 04:01)

GREAT! I am just listening to the very best of marvin gaye. a great artist and a great cd.

>>By joe   (Friday, 13 Dec 2002 06:45)

Marvin is the greatest singer ever. Marvin Gaye put his heart and soul in to every lyric and verse. Marvin Gaye songs were and still revelant to everyday life. I refer Marvin music as " life music". He had a song for each experience that we as human beings go through. For example in " What's Going On, a human can relate to oppression and injustice.On his "Hear My Dear", album you can relate to the issues of being married.
Marvin had a incredible range , on some songs Marvin belts out that "old school soul of the 60's , in which he sounds similiar to Sam Cooke, Then Marvin will elate you with his piercing falsetto in" Got to Give Up".The next voice in "Keep You Satisfied is intertwined with his natural tenor and his falsetto range. Marvin also breaks you off as crooner and silky,silky, soul singer "When Did You Stop Loving Me, and When Did Stop Loving You". The man was incredible , awesome, spirtual, romantic, and a social poet . There will never be another Marvin Pentz Gaye Jr.

>>By sonya   (Sunday, 22 Dec 2002 02:54)

marvin is marvin a man that a lot of our young
brother an sister should sit down listen to rapper you no you should listen the one who don;t
listen because you all brain wash a lot of these young GUN you know what i am talking about
i am not talking about all rapper


I'm a 17 year old English lad who has really been touched by Marvin Gayes music, this guys a superstar who's music is really great, i'm a big fan, and i'm searching for other fans to talk to email me at

>>By Mike   (Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003 11:19)

Marvin is the greatest singer,performer of all time. I never knew what passion was until I heard him sing. His voice drips sexuality and his lyrics are clever and poignant. Despite his fear of dancing, I love to see him move on Hitch hike! I am convinced that I was born too late!

>>By Tonya   (Saturday, 18 Jan 2003 21:37)

i have music of all sorts, old skool and new skool gospel, rap, 40s, 60s, & 70s, u name it. at least 100 cd's i have in my collection when i realized something. Marvin Gaye's music is the biggest collection I have. i also have his box collection and a cd called the missing songs of MPG. it's sort of spooky. it's like he snuck up on my music collection to make sure he's no.#1!!! cool huh?

>>By rachel   (Wednesday, 5 Feb 2003 00:48)

There is a lot of info on Marvin Gaye! He is very easy to find! And he was a good insperiation to many!!! LALALA! i hope u enjoy :)

>>By Cera   (Friday, 7 Feb 2003 15:32)

marvi is gay

>>By cj   (Thursday, 13 Feb 2003 20:38)

i was first turned on to marvin gaye by my best friend, emily. we listen to "lets get it on" and dance on her roof. and me and my friend corinne love to jam to his music. good stuff!

>>By trisha   (Sunday, 23 Feb 2003 19:58)

My friend's make fun of me because I listen to alot of old music. (I ignore them because some of the stuff they listen to is really outthere) One day I was at my house with one of my friend's and I put on my mom's Marvin gaye record (she made me like him),my friend laughed a little but when we sat down and listened to it she shut up and didn't say anything and she never makes fun of me for listening to old music in fact she's starting to get into the Temptations herself!

>>By T-Dawg   (Sunday, 23 Feb 2003 23:40) LIST
the men that changed the way of the world...
i´m just 16...from Chile...and i really hate how the people especially the youth, loves the comercial shit music of these days...
go back to the essence...

>>By funky monkey   (Sunday, 16 Mar 2003 21:42)

Marvin is the greatest singer.Not because he had the best vocals in the world it was just his style was smooth and had a real ear for music sort like me. I personally did'nt care for the old school much until I became grown and everything made sense his music was the greatest my favorite is the one called distant lover that is my shit. The industry today use alot of old school in there songs so for those saying that they don't like old school that's a lie cause you listen to it everyday the only thing is it is a remix that's all.


>>By CALI   (Wednesday, 19 Mar 2003 19:39)

can anyone find heard it through the grapevine tabs?
if yo do send them to

>>By aj   (Monday, 31 Mar 2003 00:34)

I use to sit and listen to it with my father when I was a little girl. I'm 24 now and I still hear those songs in my head. I've loved his music as far back as I can remember, he was truly a master.

>>By TAMEKA G.   (Wednesday, 2 Apr 2003 19:30)

does anyone know any propoer gospel songs by marvin?

>>By john   (Sunday, 6 Apr 2003 16:40)

Marvin's music is special i mean im young but just listening to my grandmother play all of his music is special cause i love it all .lrd rest his soul.

>>By Justice   (Monday, 7 Apr 2003 19:37)

Great Marvin gaye !!!

>>By Rafa Mano   (Friday, 18 Apr 2003 16:24)

I love all his music he have a great voice.

>>By Felicia   (Monday, 28 Apr 2003 16:30)

one of the best artist of modern time his music was love is love and all about love if any one know where to find the marvin gaye four disc box set call the marvin gaye collection the one i'm looking for has a disc
named rare live and unrealeased send it to dre_mo 69 @
to the greatest artist of all time REST IN PEACE !!!!!!!!!

>>By bucket   (Saturday, 3 May 2003 19:42)

HE inspired my life and now Iam singing alot Thank you marvin gaye

>>By spiderman   (Friday, 9 May 2003 03:44)

In May 2003, Marvin's music sounds better today that when I was in college in the 70's. That's because I truely listen and understand the words of love that this man was singing about. I have played many of his songs three times consecutively just to get the many nuiances in the music. From "What's Going on", to "Let's Get It On", to "I Want You" albums( Album - a term foreign to many young people today), the music inspires hope and love. Love can be said in many different ways and nobody in the history of music can sing it better than Marvin Gaye.

>>By DaveT   (Tuesday, 13 May 2003 21:17)

Yay for Marvin Gaye!

>>By Me   (Friday, 16 May 2003 19:49)

marvin gaye is the shiz nit he is off the hizzle fo shizzle i love his music especially "got to give it up" "lets get it on" and everything else he sings.I love to listen to his music it is so interesting.It was really sad when he died cuz he was one of the greatest and one of the best artist in the industry (in my opinion)


>>By tionna   (Monday, 7 Jul 2003 01:59)

I like to listen to Marvin Gaye. I think that he has te perfect music to listen to when your in the right mood.
Well, my opp, is that he also the all time greatest that has every performed fo motown

>>By Terrycus   (Thursday, 17 Jul 2003 19:48)

Marvin is the definition of a true artist. He was true about it all, whether it was his drug problems or his marital problems. He said in a song that if the picture he paints makes him a sinner or a saint, that he would not try to deny it. That's real. His voice is haunting. His style is smooth. His legacy is everlasting. I have every album and record that has been released on Marvin. It's taken me a while but I love Marvin Gaye.

>>By Quentin   (Sunday, 27 Jul 2003 04:29)

I loved Marvin Gaye's songs since I was a kid. His music touches me deeply because he pours his heart and soul into it. He is one of my favorite musicians. My favorite Marvin Gaye's song is "I Heard it through the Grapevine".The arrangement coupled with Marvin Gaye's crooning is beautiful. He was such a soulful musician with an intense vocal versatility. Marvin Gaye was so unique, ahead of his own time. No musician will ever be like him. Though he's gone, I feel he is very much alive be cause his music coninues to accrue appreciation.

>>By Honor   (Friday, 23 Apr 2004 01:26)

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