Monday, June 16, 2008

Marvin Gaye - Voice Your Choice

Marvin Gaye was born April 2, 1939 in Washington, DC. Sadly and tragically, he was shot to death by his own father after a quarrel one day before his 45th birthday on April 1, 1984.

He moved to Detroit in 1960 and became a session drummer for Motown and became married to Anna Gordy, sister of Motown founder, Berry Gordy. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1987.

Between 1962 and 1982, Marvin Gaye appeared a total of 56 times on the Billboard charts, including 18 Top Ten hits, and he also received a Platinum Record for his last hit Sexual Healing.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Marvin Gaye with two of his Top Ten hits: Pride And Joy and I'll Be Doggone.

Cast your vote by coming to the Voice Your Choice page and making your selection. We'll play the winning song in Hour #3 of next week's show.