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R&B Singer, Marvin Gaye Mentor Harvey Fuqua Dies

harvey R&B Singer, Marvin Gaye Mentor Harvey Fuqua Dies

Date: 7/6/2010 11:18 pm

DETROIT (AP) — Singer, songwriter and record producer Harvey Fuqua, an early mentor of [lastfm]Marvin Gaye[/lastfm], has died. Fuqua was 80.

Ron Brewington of the Motown Alumni Association says Fuqua died of a heart attack Tuesday at a Detroit hospital.

The Louisville, Ky., native founded the R&B-doo-wop group [lastfm]the Moonglows,[/lastfm] which signed with DJ Alan Freed. The group’s first single was the 1954 hit “Sincerely.”

Fuqua added Gaye and others in 1958 to a reconstituted group Fuqua called Harvey and the Moonglows. It had the 1958 hit “Ten Commandments of Love.”

He started Tri-Phi and Harvey Records in 1961, recording [lastfm]the Spinners[/lastfm], [lastfm]Junior Walker & the All Stars[/lastfm], and [lastfm]Shorty Long[/lastfm].

Motown Records founder Berry Gordy later hired Fuqua to develop recording talent.

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