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Thread started 10/08/05 3:41pm

BinaryJustin

Documentary - What's Going On: The Life & Death of Marvin Gaye

Did any others Brits see this last night? It was on BBC4 at about 9pm.

It's repeated again in about twenty minutes, at midnight.

I really didn't know much about him other than his music and the fact that he went a bit druggy and ran off to Belgium.

It was pretty insightful.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcf...4_32810_60

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Reply #1 posted 10/08/05 3:44pm

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BinaryJustin said:

Did any others Brits see this last night? It was on BBC4 at about 9pm.

It's repeated again in about twenty minutes, at midnight.

I really didn't know much about him other than his music and the fact that he went a bit druggy and ran off the Belgium.

It was pretty insightful.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcf...4_32810_60


You didn't even know his father murdered him? (yes it was murder, the altercation was over and the maniac showed no regards to his wife by firing at Marvin when he was next to her). The coolest Marvin Gaye tidbit I ever heard was that he spent the last few months living at home with his parents doing coke and watching porn all day. Sounds like the life, right? lol
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Reply #2 posted 10/08/05 3:50pm

BinaryJustin

kdj997 said:

You didn't even know his father murdered him? (yes it was murder, the altercation was over and the maniac showed no regards to his wife by firing at Marvin when he was next to her). The coolest Marvin Gaye tidbit I ever heard was that he spent the last few months living at home with his parents doing coke and watching porn all day. Sounds like the life, right? lol


Oh yeah, I knew about his father murdering him. I remember it being in all the newspapers at the time.

The documentary has a reconstruction of his death - not in a tacky way. You sort of see blurred figures through a window and hear the gunshot and screaming.
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Reply #3 posted 10/08/05 3:57pm

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I was inspired by this post to re-read back up on Marin Gaye's death and forgot how juicy the details where.Tragic yes but still entertaining.

Here's the link for anyone interested

http://www.findadeath.com...n_gaye.htm
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Reply #4 posted 10/09/05 7:30am

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For those who are interested, I strongly recommend the biography Divided Soul written by Dave Ritz, a music journalist who became his biographer after writing the only positive review for Marvin´s Here, My Dear album.
He accompanied Marvin on tour and gives a lot of details about the songs, the history of the music , family, personal tragedies, drugs etc.
He also co-wrote Sexual Healing and never got any credit for it until a few years ago.
VERY good biography, a must read for any Marvin Gaye fan.

Also hepls you to understand Nona Gaye´s Prince penned song Snowman a bit better.
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Reply #5 posted 10/09/05 8:54am

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KoolEaze said:

For those who are interested, I strongly recommend the biography Divided Soul written by Dave Ritz, a music journalist who became his biographer after writing the only positive review for Marvin´s Here, My Dear album.
He accompanied Marvin on tour and gives a lot of details about the songs, the history of the music , family, personal tragedies, drugs etc.
He also co-wrote Sexual Healing and never got any credit for it until a few years ago.
VERY good biography, a must read for any Marvin Gaye fan.

Also hepls you to understand Nona Gaye´s Prince penned song Snowman a bit better.


Divided Soul is probably one of the rawest, most important music biographies I've ever read! If you haven't read this one, go to your nearest library and check it out.
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Reply #6 posted 10/09/05 9:05am

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silverchild said:

KoolEaze said:

For those who are interested, I strongly recommend the biography Divided Soul written by Dave Ritz, a music journalist who became his biographer after writing the only positive review for Marvin´s Here, My Dear album.
He accompanied Marvin on tour and gives a lot of details about the songs, the history of the music , family, personal tragedies, drugs etc.
He also co-wrote Sexual Healing and never got any credit for it until a few years ago.
VERY good biography, a must read for any Marvin Gaye fan.

Also hepls you to understand Nona Gaye´s Prince penned song Snowman a bit better.


Divided Soul is probably one of the rawest, most important music biographies I've ever read! If you haven't read this one, go to your nearest library and check it out.


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Reply #7 posted 10/09/05 9:29am

BinaryJustin

KoolEaze said:

For those who are interested, I strongly recommend the biography Divided Soul written by Dave Ritz, a music journalist who became his biographer after writing the only positive review for Marvin´s Here, My Dear album.


That David Ritz was interviewed on the documentary. They also had interviews with his sister-in-law and second wife.
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Reply #8 posted 10/09/05 10:57pm

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KoolEaze said:

For those who are interested, I strongly recommend the biography Divided Soul written by Dave Ritz, a music journalist who became his biographer after writing the only positive review for Marvin´s Here, My Dear album.
He accompanied Marvin on tour and gives a lot of details about the songs, the history of the music , family, personal tragedies, drugs etc.
He also co-wrote Sexual Healing and never got any credit for it until a few years ago.
VERY good biography, a must read for any Marvin Gaye fan.

Also hepls you to understand Nona Gaye´s Prince penned song Snowman a bit better.



I totally agree regarding Divided Soul. David Ritz is an excellent biographer! He has helped many musicians get their stories on paper, but the Marvin Gaye bio is one of his best. It has been in my library since it was first released. I recommend it as well.
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