Marvin Gaye, My Brotherby Frankie Gaye
(Book). Marvin Gaye's life and brilliant career were cut tragically short on April 1, 1984 one day before his 45th birthday when he was shot and killed by his own father. Now, for the first time ever, Marvin Gaye's story is told in intimate detail by a member of his own family. Frankie and Marvin Gaye were close from childhood until Marvin's death. Frankie was at Marvin's side when he died, and only Frankie heard his deathbed confession. Full of never-before-told personal anecdotes, this book takes you behind the scenes from Marvin's childhood, through his spectacular success at Motown and then Columbia, his stormy relationships with women, and finally to his descent into drugs and despair. The true story of the man behind the beloved music is now available to fans old and new. Includes great photos throughout, a helpful index, and a timeline of important events in Marvin's life.
- Hal Leonard Corporation
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- 6.30(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.94(d)
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Marvin Gaye's music has touched my heart in so many ways. Its sad how he passed away. Though I always think about how much his music has inspired so many others the way it has inspired me. My favorite song of his is What's Going On, that one song explains so much of whats going on in the world now. I havn't read this book yet, though am going to buy it Monday. I'm so excited to read a book about one of my favorite singers.
a wonderful walk through the life of such a beautiful, talented and tragic character......makes you wish even more that you could have been there to know marvin and frankie, even through the mess. finished the book in one day, highly recommended.
This book was exceptionally wonderful. Yet sometimes sad, this is a story that will always remain in your mind, body and soul. DWms, NOLA
I thought this was a great compilation of Marvin's life and what better way to hear of it than from his brother. I recommend that people go out and purchase this book and see the story behind the story about Marvin. You get to look at Marvin in another way as well as Frankie. It definitely fits the top 10 books to read in my opinion. KM from Chicago