To inform the audience about Marvin Gaye’s history, career, and legacy. Thesis:
Marvin Gaye’s music has and continues to influence and inspire many song writers and singers today along with the general public. I. Introduction
To start off I will play one of Marvin’s most famous songs.
It’s one of my favorites and if you know the words feel free
to sing along to “Let’s Get it on” by Marvin Gaye.
Reason to Listen:
Marvin Gaye’s music inspired many people throughout his
career and played an important role in Motown.
Marvin Gay’s music has and continues to influence and
inspire many song writers and singers today along with the
I’ve listen to Marvin Gaye’s music for years.
I have read articles, websites, and books.
Preview of Main Points:
First, I will discuss his history, (childhood, family, and start of his career).
Second, I will examine his career, (how it went, and difficulties).
Third, I will describe his legacy, (how he died, what was thought of him
after he died).
II. Marvin Gaye’s music has and continues to influence and inspire many song writers and
singers today along with the general public.
Both Marvin’s upbringing and the beginning of his career were filled with
challenges and difficulties.
Marvin Gay, Jr. was born on April 2, 1939 in Washington D.C. to Marvin
Gay, Sr., and Alberta Gay.
Marvin Gay Sr. was a minister at a local house of god in
Abusive to all three of his children.
Had an alcohol addiction.
Alberta Gay was a housewife and schoolteacher
Provided most of the family’s income.
Loved all of her children.
Marvin developed his love of music early learning to play the piano and
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