Today is Marvin Gaye’s heavenly birthday. A few days ago, I watched a documentary “Marvin Gaye: The Final 24” which provides insights into his life, music, and final moments of his life.
Marvin Gaye, the man who embodied the soul of Motown and the essence of the ’70s, he was a music genius. This legend had a voice as smooth as butter and a spirit as rebellious as they come.
His birthday was on April 2, 1939, and died on April 1, 1984. It is certainly a strange coincidence that he died just one day shy of his 45th birthday. This unusual occurrence adds to the enigmatic and mysterious aura surrounding Marvin Gaye, a man who was known for his complex and multi-faceted personality.
Besides his amazing music, who was Marvin Gaye the man. According to the documentary, He was a music enigma for sure, however, he battled addiction, marital issues, and his demons. He still wrote some of the most famous tunes.
From “What’s Going On” to “Sexual Healing,” Marvin Gaye’s music transcended genres and spoke to people from all walks of life.
Marvin Gaye’s life and career taught me to follow my passion and be true to myself. His music is very intimate and honest.
It’s easy to forget why we do what we do, it’s easy to forget our WHY while lost in our pursuit of success and adoration.
By following our values, passions and ideals, we can create something unique and significant and establish a more fulfilling life and build businesses that are meaningful and impactful.
Being true to yourself and maintaining your north star is a superpower, especially in a world that is often driven by trends and popular culture. As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to get caught up in the noise and lose sight of what really matters: your purpose and values.
Don’t chase fame, chase purpose is something to always remember when doing work that truly matters.
Marvin Gaye was a trailblazer, a visionary, and a true artist. And although he left this world far too soon, his legacy lives on through his music and the countless musicians he inspired.
So, on this day, 02 April, let’s raise a glass to toast to Marvin Gaye, the man who gave us so much more than just a catchy tune. Happy Heavenly Birthday, Marvin!
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I grew up to his music! Still one of my favourites! 👌🏼👌🏼