Additional information about this, Marvin Gaye vinyl art.
Marvin Gaye – The Artist
Marvin Gaye (born Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.; 1939 – 1984) was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. He helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960s, first as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits, earning him the nicknames “Prince of Motown” and “Prince of Soul”. Gaye’s Motown hits include “Ain’t That Peculiar”, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”, and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine”; he also recorded duets with Mary Wells, Kim Weston, Diana Ross, and Tammi Terrell. On April 1, 1984, the day before his 45th birthday, Gaye was fatally shot by his father Marvin Gay Sr. at their house in the West Adams district of Los Angeles.
Let’s Get It On – The Song
‘Let’s Get It On’ is the title track taken from the thirteenth studio album by American soul singer, songwriter, and producer Marvin Gaye. It was released on August 28, 1973, by the Motown Records subsidiary label Tamla. Serving as Gaye’s first venture into the funk genre and romance-themed music, Let’s Get It On incorporates smooth soul, doo-wop, and quiet storm. It has been noted by critics for its sexually suggestive lyrics, and was cited by one writer as “one of the most sexually charged albums ever recorded”. Following the breakthrough success of his socially conscious album What’s Going On (1971), Let’s Get It On helped establish Gaye as a sex icon and furthered his mainstream appeal. It produced three singles—the title track, “Come Get to This”, and “You Sure Love to Ball”
The Power Icon – The Shape
Modelled into the silhouette of a the universally recognised power button as found on everyday electronics. The Power Icon – The line symbolises the number one, the half-circle is a zero, a reference to the binary “on/off” states. The line intersects the circle to communicate that this button won’t cut power fully, but is a standby mode—a line inside a circle, or an empty circle, would turn on or shut down power completely. As electronics and automobile import sales started to rise, the words “on” and “off” on power buttons were replaced with a icon that could be understood intuitively across languages. In 1973, the International Electrotechnical Commission added the power symbol to its collection of “graphical symbols for use on equipment.”
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