Marvin Gaye gets jolly on the cover of Jet
in 1976. That year saw another critically acclaimed album from Gaye, I Want You
. The title track was another number #1 hit on the soul charts, as was his 1977 disco outing, "Got To Give It Up". Unfortunately, it was during this time he began to use cocaine more and more regularly, he became obsessed with his personal life, and rarely let the outside world figure in his work.
Photo: Jet magazine