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.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Walter Lee says:

    cant believe he’s gone i mean Harvey is gone he is up there in R&B soul heaven and rock and roll heaven too.with other R&B soulful stars and rock and rollers who died this year and years before,i always listen to Harvey and Moonglows songs

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From 104.3 WOMC

Bob Seger Adds Second Show; Will Perform at The PalaceFor the last time, Bob Seger will play at The Palace.
104.3 WOMC's $1,000 Song of the DayWhat would you with $1,000?

Listen Live