Hardback After the dance : my life with Marvin Gaye / Jan Gaye.
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: New York : Amistad,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780062135513 (hbk.) :
After her 17th birthday in 1973, Janis Hunter met Marvin Gaye - the soulful prince of Motown with the seductive liquid voice whose chart-topping, socially conscious album What's Going On made him a superstar two years earlier. Despite a 17 year age difference and Marvin's marriage to the sister of Berry Gordy, Motown's founder, the enchanted teenager and the emotionally volatile singer began a scorching relationship. One moment Jan was a high school student; the next she was accompanying Marvin to parties, navigating the intriguing world of 1970s-80s celebrity, and helping to discover new talent like Frankie Beverly. But the burdens of fame, the chaos of dysfunctional families, and the irresistible temptations of drugs complicated their love. Primarily silent since Marvin's tragic death in 1984, Jan at last opens up, sharing the moving, fervently charged story of one of music history's most fabled marriages.
304 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm