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Marvin Gaye

Singer (2-Apr-1939 — 1-Apr-1984)


Sharon Davis. I Heard it Through the Grapevine: Marvin Gaye: The Biography. Mainstream. 1991. 192pp.

Michael Eric Dyson. Mercy, Mercy Me: The Art, Loves and Demons of Marvin Gaye. Basic Civitas Books. 2005. 304pp.

Ben Edmonds. What's Going On? Marvin Gaye and the Last Days of the Motown Sound. Taylor & Francis. 2002. 284pp.

Frankie Gaye; with Fred E. Basten. Marvin Gaye, My Brother. Backbeat Books. 2003. 214pp.

David Ritz. Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye. Da Capo Press. 2002. 416pp.

Steve Turner. Trouble Man: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye. HarperCollins. 2000. 272pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.572)

  8. Encylopedia of Pop, Rock, and Soul (pp.250-52)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.266)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.197)

  11. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.2, p.216)

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