The legendary 1964 “T.A.M.I.” The show was released on theaters in the U.K on this day in 1965

“T.A.M.I.” Show (“Teen Age Music International”), was held during two dates on October 1964 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and featured acts such as James Brown, Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Chuck Berry among many others. The film of the concert was first released in theaters in December 1964, and on April 19, 1965

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The Prince Of Soul, Marvin Gaye was born on this day in 1939

The legendary Marvin Gaye was pivotal in taking Soul music to the mainstream during the 1960’s. He released several memorable songs such as “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology”), “What’s Going On” and “Sexual Healing” among others. His life was cut short at the age of 44 by his own father. We look back at his career on what would had been his 80th birthday

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Marvin Gaye’s last hours

On April 1, 1984, Marvin was fatally shot by his father in their Los Angeles home. On the day of the murder, Marvin and Marvin Sr were arguing about a misplaced insurance policy document. At this point, the relationship between Marvin and his father was as heated as ever- Marvin’s sister had moved out of the house just to avoid the conflict.

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The Motown Soul classic “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” gives Marvin Gaye his first No.1 in 1968 on the Hot 100

“I Heard It Through The Grapevine” was not initially written for Marvin Gaye, it was rejected as a single by Motown, and only after demanding and heavy airplay on the radio, it was made into a single. Marvin Gaye’s version remains the most acclaimed and popular, it reached No.1 in the Hot 100 on this day in 1968

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