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After the Dance - My Life With Marvin Gaye

Jan Gaye

Dear Cary meets Confessions of a Video Vixen in this searing memoir of drugs, sex, and old school R&B from the wife of legendary soul icon Marvin Gaye. On her seventeenth birthday in 1973, Janice Hunter met Marvin Gaye-the soulful prince of Motown with the seductive liquid voice whose chart-topping, socially conscious album What's Going On made him a superstar two years earlier. Despite a sixteen-year-age difference and Marvin's marriage to the sister of Berry Gordy, Motown's founder, the star-struck teenager and the emotionally volatile singer began a scorching relationship. One moment Jan was studying high school history; the next she was accompanying Marvin to parties with other pop stars, lounging with Don Cornelius on the set of Soul Train, and helping to discover new talent like Frankie Beverly. But the distractions and burdens of fame, the chaos of dysfunctional families, and the irresistible temptations of drugs overshadowed the love they shared and their marriage disintegrated. Silent since Marvin's tragic death in 1984, Jan at last opens up, sharing the moving, erotically charged story of one of music history's most fabled marriages. Unsparing in its honesty and insight, illustrated with sixteen pages of color and black-and-white photos, After the Dance reveals what it's like to ride shotgun on a wave of fame and self-destruction with a tortured genius who helped transform popular culture and whose artistry continues to be celebrated today.

Dear Cary meets Confessions of a Video Vixen in this searing memoir of drugs, sex, and old school R&B from the wife of legendary soul icon Marvin Gaye. On her seventeenth birthday in 1973, Janice Hunter met Marvin Gaye-the soulful prince of Motown with the seductive liquid voice whose chart-topping, socially conscious album What's Going On made him a superstar two years earlier. Despite a sixteen-year-age difference and Marvin's marriage to the sister of Berry Gordy, Motown's founder, the star-struck teenager and the emotionally volatile singer began a scorching relationship. One moment Jan was studying high school history; the next she was accompanying Marvin to parties with other pop stars, lounging with Don Cornelius on the set of Soul Train, and helping to discover new talent like Frankie Beverly. But the distractions and burdens of fame, the chaos of dysfunctional families, and the irresistible temptations of drugs overshadowed the love they shared and their marriage disintegrated. Silent since Marvin's tragic death in 1984, Jan at last opens up, sharing the moving, erotically charged story of one of music history's most fabled marriages. Unsparing in its honesty and insight, illustrated with sixteen pages of color and black-and-white photos, After the Dance reveals what it's like to ride shotgun on a wave of fame and self-destruction with a tortured genius who helped transform popular culture and whose artistry continues to be celebrated today.
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Dear Cary meets Confessions of a Video Vixen in this searing memoir of drugs, sex, and old school R&B from the wife of legendary soul icon Marvin Gaye. On her seventeenth birthday in 1973, Janice Hunter met Marvin Gaye-the soulful prince of Motown with the seductive liquid voice whose chart-topping, socially conscious album What's Going On made him a superstar two years earlier. Despite a sixteen-year-age difference and Marvin's marriage to the sister of Berry Gordy, Motown's founder, the star-struck teenager and the emotionally volatile singer began a scorching relationship. One moment Jan was studying high school history; the next she was accompanying Marvin to parties with other pop stars, lounging with Don Cornelius on the set of Soul Train, and helping to discover new talent like Frankie Beverly. But the distractions and burdens of fame, the chaos of dysfunctional families, and the irresistible temptations of drugs overshadowed the love they shared and their marriage disintegrated. Silent since Marvin's tragic death in 1984, Jan at last opens up, sharing the moving, erotically charged story of one of music history's most fabled marriages. Unsparing in its honesty and insight, illustrated with sixteen pages of color and black-and-white photos, After the Dance reveals what it's like to ride shotgun on a wave of fame and self-destruction with a tortured genius who helped transform popular culture and whose artistry continues to be celebrated today.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Ritz, Robin Eller

Length:

9h 17m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:25


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:13


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:09


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

12:17


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

12:04


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:03


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:43


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:50


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

11:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:46


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

12:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:51


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

13:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:26


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:40


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:50