Background[ edit ] In the winter of , Marvin Gaye had relocated to Ostend, Belgium , following the end of a European tour amid financial difficulties with the Internal Revenue Service and the end of his second marriage. Struggling with depression and cocaine addiction , Gaye had agreed to move to Ostend on the advice of longtime resident Freddy Cousaert. While in Ostend, Gaye began to curb his drug use and recover from his depression, partaking in Ostend's beaches. Gaye also began cutting ties with his longtime recording label, Motown , following the release of In Our Lifetime , an album the musician did not declare to be finished. He declared that he would never record with the label ever again after he accused the label of betraying his creativity. CBS spent a year negotiating the contract.
MARVIN GAYE - SEXUAL HEALING LYRICS
Marvin Gaye Reviewed on this page: Despite his white-friendly good looks and crooning tenor, things didn't work out that way. His albums were collections of singles plus whatever filler happened to be lying around, largely failed single attempts. Everything changed after the death of Terrell prompted deep soul-searching on Marvin's part.
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
Dalla nascita ai suoi primi successi[ modifica modifica wikitesto ] Gaye nacque a Washington col vero nome di Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. Mama Loocie, il singolo realizzato nel con la Chess Records , fu il primo singolo di Gaye con i Moonglows. La Motown e la famiglia Gordy[ modifica modifica wikitesto ] All'inizio Gaye era un artista part-time: Postman delle Marvelettes nel e Fingertips Pt. Terrell e Gaye in particolare ebbero un ottimo rapporto, e il loro primo album fu, nel , United , che conteneva pezzi divenuti celebri come Ain't No Mountain High Enough e Your Precious Love.
Gaye was born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. His first home was in a public housing project,  the Fairfax Apartments  now demolished at 1st Street SW in the Southwest Waterfront neighborhood. Most buildings were small, in extensive disrepair, and lacked both electricity and running water. The alleys were full of one- and two-story shacks, and nearly every dwelling was overcrowded. He had two sisters, Jeanne and Zeola, and one brother, Frankie Gaye.