A biography on one of America's greatest black singers. Marvin Gaye made his name at a time when black music was fighting for survival, rose to fame as the great romantic, but then became politically activated and began singing about ecology, war, violence and deprivation. With his classic album "What's Going On" he captured the spirit of the times. More than ten years after his death, Gaye's stature as an artist has increased rather than diminished. A new generation of artists is claiming him as an influence. This study of Marvin Gaye presents an in-depth study of the man, his success, art, sex, religion, drugs - and murder.
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Book Description Ecco, 2000. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Marvin Gaye was a twentieth-century icon, one of our greatest pop singers.He made his name with the Motown sound of the sixties, but went on to become a musical revolutionary with the release of What's Going On -- an album that tuoched on war, ecology, racism, violence, and poverty. It perfactly capured the spirit of the times and changed people's perceptions of what soul music could achieve. Behind the songs, however, Gaye's was a troubled life: drug dependency, tortured personal relationships, and ongoing financal and legal difficulties led inexorably to the final fatel meeting with his father. Since his tragic death, his stature has increased rather than diminished. His musical legacy has endured that his popularity and influnce will endure and continue to win new generations of fans. Trouble Man, based on exhausive and exclusive new research, is the definitive story of the turbulent life and violent death of an American icon. Steve Turner probes beyond the undying magic of songs like"I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "What's Going On," and "Sexual Healing" to trace the jagged contours of Gaye's life and examine the man behind the legend. Turner's detailed exploration of Gaye's childhood and his relationship with his family, his religious upbringing, and his meteoric professional success and ultimate descent into drug abuse and financial instability offers a new look at a beloved American musician. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060198214
Book Description Ecco, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060198214
Book Description Ecco, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060198214
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97800601982131.0