Ain't that peculiar? Yard sale yields Marvin Gaye passport
Published on Feb 5, 2014 7:26 AM
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - You never know what might fall out of some old albums that cost 50 cents each at a yard sale. Like Marvin Gaye's passport - which could be worth US$20,000 (S$25,376) to collectors today.
Issued in October 1964, the expired United States (US) passport depicts a smiling Gaye - then 25, born in Washington on April 2, 1939, 1.8 metres tall, with brown hair and brown eyes - along with his authentic signature.
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), one of his many hits, had just been released and the Motown sound was dominating the pop charts.
Two decades would pass before Gaye was shot and killed by his pastor father in a heated argument.
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