By David Ritz, Jan Gaye
A riveting cautionary story in regards to the ecstasy and risks of loving Marvin Gaye, a performer passionately pursued via all—and a searing memoir of gear, 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 teen and the emotionally unstable singer begun a sizzling relationship.
One second Jan was once a highschool pupil; the following she used to be accompanying Marvin to events, navigating the exciting global of 1970s-‘80s big name; striking with Don Cornelius at the set of Soul Train, and supporting to find new expertise like Frankie Beverly. however the burdens of popularity, the chaos of dysfunctional households, and the impossible to resist temptations of gear advanced their love.
Primarily silent due to the fact that Marvin’s tragic dying in 1984, Jan ultimately opens up, sharing the relocating, fervently charged tale of 1 of track history’s such a lot fabled marriages. Unsparing in its honesty and perception, illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white pictures, After the Dance finds 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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