Founded The Moonglows in the 1950s. Joined Anna Records and married Anna Gordy. The label was later sold to his brother-in-law Berry Gordy and Fuqua became a longtime Motown songwriter and executive. Also established the Harvey (2) and Tri-Phi Records labels.
Had an special role in Marvin Gaye's career as band mates in The Moonglows, as the man that introduced Gaye to Gordy and as the producer of Gaye's 1982 comeback album "Midnight Lady", released shorty before Gaye was shot to death.
He is the uncle of Antoine Fuqua.