After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye by David Ritz, Jan Gaye
By David Ritz, Jan Gaye
A riveting cautionary story concerning the ecstasy and risks of loving Marvin Gaye, a performer passionately pursued via all—and a searing memoir of substances, intercourse, and old-fashioned R&B from the spouse of mythical soul icon Marvin Gaye.
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 awake album What’s Going On made him a star years previous. regardless of a seventeen-year-age distinction and Marvin’s marriage to the sister of Berry Gordy, Motown’s founder, the enchanted teen and the emotionally unstable singer all started a hot relationship.
One second Jan used to be a highschool pupil; the following she was once accompanying Marvin to events, navigating the exciting global of 1970s-‘80s famous person; putting with Don Cornelius at the set of Soul Train, and aiding to find new expertise like Frankie Beverly. however the burdens of status, the chaos of dysfunctional households, and the impossible to resist temptations of gear advanced their love.
Primarily silent considering the fact that Marvin’s tragic dying in 1984, Jan finally opens up, sharing the relocating, fervently charged tale of 1 of track history’s so much fabled marriages. Unsparing in its honesty and perception, illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white images, After the Dance unearths what it’s wish to be in love with an inventive genius who transformed pop culture and whose artistry is still celebrated this day.
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