Since he was tragically shot dead in April 1984, Marvin Gaye's glittering musical legacy has continued to win him new generations of fans. But behind the undying magic of songs like 'I Heard it Through the Grapevine', 'What's Going On' and 'Sexual Healing', Gaye was a deeply troubled individual. Drug dependency, tortured relationships and legal and financial difficulties were all factors which led him towards that final, fatal meeting with his father.
'Admirable... scrupulously researched and evenly written... An absorbing study of the inner life of a pop genius.'
'Signposts the key stages in Gaye's career with admirable clarity... Steve Turner is painstakingly thorough.'