Marvin Gaye Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


12th December 2014

Fact: Actor Steve Carell put his vocal talents to the test on Wednesday night (10Dec14) by teaming up with U.S. late night host Jimmy Fallon to perform an a cappella version of Marvin Gaye classic Sexual Healing on The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon. The Foxcatcher star follows in the footsteps of Kevin Spacey, who previously joined Fallon's Tv barbershop quartet, The Ragtime Gals, to perform a unique rendition of Jason Derulo's Talk Dirty earlier this year (14).


20th August 2014

Fact: John Legend and Sharon Jones are teaming up for a tribute to Marvin Gaye at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday (20Aug14). The What's Going On concert will also feature Jones' backing band The Dap Kings. Legend and Jones will hit the stage together to recreate Gaye's duets with Tammi Terrell.


15th December 2008

Quote: "I'm not certain I'm actor enough yet... I need to make sure I'm man enough." Will Smith isn't sure he's ready to play Nelson Mandela and Marvin Gaye in upcoming movies.


28th August 2008

Fact: Soul legend Marvin Gaye has come back from the dead to salute the gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic basketball team. The singer's performance of the American National Anthem features in amongst footage of the U.S. team at practice in a new Nike ad.


28th August 2008

Fact: Soul legend Marvin Gaye has come back from the dead to salute the gold-medal-winning U.S. Olympic basketball team. The singer's performance of the American National Anthem features in amongst footage of the U.S. team at practice in a new Nike ad.


27th August 2008

Quote: "Marvin Gaye would jerk off so he wouldn't think about women while recording. That's dedication. Me, I like thinking about girls when I'm recording." Gym Class Heroes' Travis McCoy.


28th February 2008

Quote: "I remember being a kid and they'd come over… You take so much for granted… You're not thinking about the fact that it's Marvin Gaye over all the time, or DIANA (ROSS) or SMOKEY (ROBINSON)." Janet Jackson grew up with a constant stream of celebrities visiting her family home.


28th February 2008

Quote: "I remember being a kid and they'd come over… you take so much for granted… you're not thinking about the fact that it's Marvin Gaye over all the time, or DIANA (Ross) or SMOKEY (Robinson)." Janet Jackson grew up with a constant stream of celebrities visiting her family home.


23rd January 2007

Quote: "I've worked every Valentine's Day for the last five years so I'm not very popular. At least this year I'll be singing at the Brits instead of in a wine bar doing Marvin Gaye covers." British singer Corinne Bailey Rae is missing out on another romantic date to sing at next month's (14FEB07) Brit Awards.


13th December 2006

Fact: Marvin Gaye's song SEXUAL HEALING has been named the best soundtrack to lovemaking, according to a poll by Yahoo! Music.


30th August 2006

Fact: The Strokes have recorded a cover of Marvin Gaye's MERCY MERCY ME with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme as a B-side to their new single YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE.


8th June 2006

Fact: Rockers The Strokes have recorded a cover of Marvin Gaye's MERCY, MERCY ME with PEARL JAM star Eddie Vedder and Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme as the B-side to their new single YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE.


12th April 2006

Quote: "Some Marvin Gaye, some Al Green. The baby-making music." Kevin Federline reveals what he and wife Britney Spears listen to when they want to be romantic.


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