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  • R&B-doo-wop singer Harvey Fuqua, mentor to Marvin Gaye and record executive, dies at 80

    Tue, 06 Jul 2010 19:29:13

    R&B-doo-wop singer Harvey Fuqua, mentor to Marvin Gaye and record executive, dies at 80 - Harvey Fuqua, Marvin Gaye, Alan Freed

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    DETROIT - Singer, songwriter and record producer Harvey Fuqua, an early mentor of Marvin Gaye, 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,
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