Marvin Gaye: I Heard it Through the Grapevine (Paperback)
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Short Description for Marvin Gaye Born into a Washington ghetto, the son of a pentecostal minister, Marvin Gaye rose to become one the most original musical talents of his generation. This intensively researched biography charts his extraordinary life, turbulent career and tragic death.
- Published: 01 August 2003
- Format: Paperback 369 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781840183207 ISBN 10: 1840183209
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Full description for Marvin Gaye
When Marvin Gaye was shot dead in 1984 by his own father, the world lost one of its greatest singers, a man who was one of the most original musical talents of his time. This detailed biography charts his extraordinary and often turbulent career, focusing on his stormy relationship with the record company Tamla Motown and its legendary head Barry Gordy. It follows Marvin's struggle for artistic independence, detailing his successes from singles such as 'Can I Get a Witness?' and 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine' to the epoch-making album What's Going On? and beyond.