Marvin Gaye
03/26/2017 at 15:45. Facebook
"Ooh, baby
Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby
Ain't nothing like the real thing"

Marvin & Tammi's track "Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing," from the album 'You're All I Need' was released on this date in 1968. Listen here: [ Link ]
Marvin Gaye was recognized by the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs with a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award, on this date in 1996.
Remembering the co-collaborator of Marvin's album 'I Want You,' Leon Ware, who passed away last week. Marvin & Leon's collaboration album reached No.4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and the title track "I Want You" reached No.1 on the R&B charts.

Remembering Leon Ware, Soul Man & Marvin Gaye Collaborator
"I've been really tryin', baby
Tryin' to hold back this feeling for so long" ❤

Happy Valentine's Day!
Get into the loving spirit with the Classic Motown Love Songs playlist, featuring Marvin's "Let's Get It On." [ Link ]
Marvin pictured here strolling around the Covent Garden area of London, in the winter of 1981. Read the Story Behind The Image: [ Link ]
Continue the celebration of the song "What's Going On," which was released 46 years ago today. Check out the Marvin t-shirts, and use the code "Getiton" for free shipping or "Marvin" for 10% off.

Marvin Gaye - "What's Going On" T-shirt
One for the history books - Marvin’s track “What’s Going On” was released as a single on this date in 1971, six months after he began recording the masterpiece.
On this day in 1981, Marvin’s final album for Classic Motown, In Our Lifetime, was released. What is your favorite track from the album?
"I think Marvin Gaye was one of the greatest music-makers of all-time. I loved 'What's Going On' – that was a great album." Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys
Marvin entered the charts with his album 'Here, My Dear" this week in 1979. Read more: [ Link ]
The hottest hit of the New Year? Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” was the first Billboard pop No. 1 of 1969.

Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Live)

Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” was the first Billboard pop No. 1 of 1969.

"I'd give anything to see
A little Christmas tree
And to hear, hear the laughter
Of children playing in the snow
To kiss my baby, under the mistletoe"

Listen to Marvin's song "I Want To Come Home For Christmas" and more on the Motown Christmas playlist. [ Link ]
Need a holiday gift idea for your favorite Marvin fan? Give the gift of music. Check out the Volume 3 Vinyl Box Set: [ Link ]
50 years ago on this date, Marvin & Kim Weston released the song "It Takes Two," from their duet album 'Take Two.'
Lifted from Marvin’s 'In The Groove' LP, the track “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” was released as a single today in 1968, and it became the biggest-selling hit of Classic Motown's first decade.

Revisit the full album: [ Link ]
"Here comes Mister Starry Eyed..."

On this day in 1964, Marvin's album 'Hello Broadway' was released. Revisit the record here: [ Link ]
The movie 'Trouble Man' opened in New York this week in 1972, with the soundtrack written & produced by Marvin. Check out the vinyl: [ Link ]
Marvin's album 'A Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole' was released on this day in 1965. Listen to the album here: [ Link ]
Today in 1973, Marvin's album with Diana Ross titled 'Diana & Marvin' was released. Listen to Marvin's hit songs & more from Classic Motown on the Apple Music curator page: [ Link ]