Popular soul and R&B singer-songwriter (1939–1984) who was one of Motown’s most successful artists during the label’s heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, recording such hits as ‘How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)’ and ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine.’ A day before his 45th birthday, Gaye was shot and killed by his father during an argument over a business matter. Promotional copy of Gaye’s Here, My Dear album signed and inscribed on the front cover in black felt tip, “To David Steward, Thanks for the tea, Yours in Peace & Love, Marvin Gaye 78,” and adding a small sketch of a musical note at the bottom. In fine condition, with gold promotional stamp to top right and a bit of scattered light edge wear. The record is included. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
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