26 JUNE 1966
Marvin Gaye's single 'Take This Heart Of Mine' peaked at #44 on the US Billboard Hot 100 during this week. It also went to #10 on the R&B chart. This light, upbeat number was part of a series of three singles produced for Gaye by the Miracles team and taken from his 'Moods of Marvin Gaye' album.
He had enjoyed reasonable success as a solo singer since 1962, racking up eight Top 20 Billboard hits along the way, and the end of 1966 saw him release 'It Takes Two' with Kim Weston, the first of several male-female duets that helped to cement his place as a Motown legend.
The clip above shows Marvin singing this song on his only 'Ed Sullivan Show' appearance.
B-side: 'Need Your Lovin'-Want You Back'
Recorded: 4 January, 9 February and 24 March 1966, Hitsville USA
Released: 5 May 1966
Highest chart position: #44 (US)
Producer: Smokey Robinson