Archive for July, 2010

Harvey Fuqua

Harvey Fuqua dies at 80; singer, songwriter, producer and record executive. He co-founded the R&B-doo-wop group The Moonglows, whose first single was the 1954 hit ‘Sincerely,’ and was an early mentor of Marvin Gaye.

Harvey Fuqua, a musical multi-tasker whose career with the prominent 1950s vocal group The Moonglows was a prelude to his association with Marvin Gaye, The Spinners and other R&B stars in the 1960s and ’70s, died of a heart attack Tuesday in a Detroit hospital, a family spokeswoman said. He was 80.