By David Ritz, Jan Gaye
A riveting cautionary story concerning the ecstasy and risks of loving Marvin Gaye, a performer passionately pursued by way 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 wide awake album What’s Going On made him a big name years prior. regardless of a seventeen-year-age distinction and Marvin’s marriage to the sister of Berry Gordy, Motown’s founder, the enchanted teen and the emotionally risky singer started a sizzling relationship.
One second Jan used to be a highschool scholar; the subsequent she was once accompanying Marvin to events, navigating the exciting international of 1970s-‘80s megastar; placing with Don Cornelius at the set of Soul Train, and aiding to find new expertise like Frankie Beverly. however the burdens of status, the chaos of dysfunctional households, and the impossible to resist temptations of substances advanced their love.
Primarily silent on the grounds that Marvin’s tragic loss of life in 1984, Jan ultimately 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 finds what it’s wish to be in love with an inventive genius who transformed pop culture and whose artistry remains to be celebrated this present day.
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