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MOTOWN Celebrates: Marvin Gaye Would have been 70 April 2nd

Santa Monica, CA: In the 50th anniversary year of Motown, April 2, 2009 will mark the 70th birthday of the late great Marvin Gaye. Sadly, April 1 will also mark the 25th anniversary of his tragic death the day before his 45th birthday. Motownâ„¢s top solo male artist of the â„¢60s, led by his Å“I Heard It Through The Grapevine "at one time the biggest selling single in Motown history ¾Gaye became the labelâ„¢s most revolutionary artist in the â„¢70s, breaking down barriers whether singing about the body or the soul, social consciousness or sexual politics.