Marvin Gaye (- Final 24: His Final Hours)

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Post  misery guts on Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:02 am

Marvin Gaye - Greatest Hits - Live in '76
Almost an hour from Amsterdam, mixing his classics with some of his many duets for a change. Also worthy of comment was his attire, green & yellow  Suspect

Marvin Gaye: Live at Montreux 1980
Just over an hour this time, and without the duets, and in a startling scarlet jacket. Both these shows emphasised what a talent he truly was.

What's Going On? The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye
In short, his dad was a complete bastard to him, and it hampered his entire life. His musical career was beset by problems with his label, and his attempts to expand his range of subject matter met constant opposition (though many agree his magnum opus 'What's Going On?' is one of the ATG albums). Ultimately, his father put him out of his misery. A sad waste of a great talent.
(Unsure if I've seen this 2005 doc before, it still felt fresh. Clarke Peters read extracts of Marvin's writing. He had a bad time with his dad, and his career forked when Berry Gordy didn't think much of What's Going On? His married life was a struggle, and his act deteriorated before his father shot him.)


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Post  misery guts on Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:38 am

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The "prince of soul". He started performing at school, by which time he already had issues with his dad. He formed a vocal quartet, and backed Bo Diddley. As a session musician in Detroit, he was signed by Motown. His 4-octave range was almost as much help as marrying Berry Gordy's sister. He made popular duets in the 60s, especially with Tammi Terrell. Her collapse and death affected him badly. His solo triumphs with I Heard It Through The Grapevine and What's Going On? led to rifts with Berry Gordy. His brother's suffering in Vietnam also led to more political material. He suffered with drugs and stage fright. He divorced his wife, and faced high tax bills. He spent time in London, then Ostend. He signed to Columbia and made (Sexual) Healing. But depression led him back home, and a row with his father ending with his death.
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