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 by means of all—and a searing memoir of substances, intercourse, and old style 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 unsleeping album What’s Going On made him a famous person years prior. regardless of a seventeen-year-age distinction and Marvin’s marriage to the sister of Berry Gordy, Motown’s founder, the enchanted youngster and the emotionally risky singer all started a sizzling relationship.

One second Jan was once a highschool scholar; the following she used to be accompanying Marvin to events, navigating the interesting international of 1970s-‘80s famous person; placing with Don Cornelius at the set of Soul Train, and aiding to find new expertise like Frankie Beverly. however the burdens of repute, the chaos of dysfunctional households, and the impossible to resist temptations of substances advanced their love.

Primarily silent for the reason that Marvin’s tragic demise in 1984, Jan eventually opens up, sharing the relocating, fervently charged tale of 1 of song history’s so much fabled marriages. Unsparing in its honesty and perception, illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white photographs, After the Dance unearths what it’s prefer to be in love with an artistic genius who transformed pop culture and whose artistry is still celebrated at the present time.

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