By David Ritz, Jan Gaye
A riveting cautionary story in regards to the ecstasy and hazards of loving Marvin Gaye, a performer passionately pursued through 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 wide awake album What’s Going On made him a celebrity 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 hot relationship.
One second Jan was once a highschool scholar; the subsequent she was once accompanying Marvin to events, navigating the interesting international of 1970s-‘80s megastar; putting with Don Cornelius at the set of Soul Train, and aiding to find new expertise like Frankie Beverly. however the burdens of reputation, the chaos of dysfunctional households, and the impossible to resist temptations of substances complex their love.
Primarily silent when you consider that Marvin’s tragic loss of life in 1984, Jan eventually opens up, sharing the relocating, fervently charged tale of 1 of tune history’s so much fabled marriages. Unsparing in its honesty and perception, illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white pictures, After the Dance finds what it’s wish to be in love with an artistic genius who transformed pop culture and whose artistry remains to be celebrated this day.
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