MARVIN GAYE’S first lead vocal was on what song? I’ll Be Doggone, Stubborn Kind of Fellow, nope. They say he sang lead on Mama Loocie for Harvey Fuqua’s Moonglows in 1959. Harvey and Marvin both married sisters of Berry Gordy. Marvin was so bummed out after Tami Terrell collapsed in his arms during a concert, he ditched singing for a while and tried out with the Detroit Lions.