Saturday, July 10, 2010
Harvey Fuqua, singer, songwriter, producer and mentor to the incredible Marvin Gaye passed away July 6, 2010 at the age of 80. Fuqua was a member and the lead singer of the legendary R&B/Doo Wop group, The Moonglows. They were a big hit during the wave of rock-n-roll that was rockin' America in the 1950s, with hit songs such as "Sincerely" and "See Saw". In the late 1960s, he became an executive at Motown Records in their Artist Development sect at the request of Berry Gordy. There, he made musical magic with many of the great artists that were a part of this label such as, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrel, Junior Walker, The Marvelettes and many more.
Not only did he groom artists like The Supremes, The Temptations, Junior Walker and the All Stars and The Four Tops, he produced songs like "Sexual Healing" for Marvin Gaye and "You Make Me Feel" by Sylvester. Fuqua truly does not get all of the respect and props that he deserves for how he built up what we would call the music business for African American entertainers. We salute you Harvey Fuqua and your work will always be appreciated.
More on Harvey Fuqua: Billboard.com
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