Soulful Motown icon who gained fame for "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" and wrote the influential concept album, What's Going On, in 1971.
He dealt with brutal abuse by the hands of his father while growing up in "Simple City" with his two sisters and three brothers.
He released the hit song "Sexual Healing," which won a Grammy Award, and was posthumously given the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
He got married to Anna Gordy Gaye on January 8, 1964, and after their divorce on March 1977, he married Jane Gaye in October 1977.
He worked on concept albums such as Let's Get It On with Stevie Wonder.
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