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Trouble Man: The Life And Death Of Marvin Gaye.

Turner, Steve.

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ISBN 10: 0060198214 / ISBN 13: 9780060198213
Published by The Ecco Press/HarperCollins, New York, 2000
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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259 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. BIOGRAPHY. Marvin Gaye was a twentieth-century icon, one of our greatest pop singers. He made his name with the Motown sound of the sixties, but went on to become a musical revolutionary with the release of What's Going On -- an album that touched on war, ecology, racism, violence, and poverty. It perfectly captured the spirit of the times and changed people's perceptions of what soul music could achieve. Behind the songs, however, Gaye's was a troubled life: drug dependency, tortured personal relationships, and ongoing financial and legal difficulties led inexorably to the final fatal meeting with his father. Since his tragic death, his stature has increased rather than diminished. His musical legacy has endured that his popularity and influence will endure and continue to win new generations of fans. Trouble Man, based on exhaustive and exclusive new research, is the definitive story of the turbulent life and violent death of an American icon. Steve Turner probes beyond the undying magic of songs like "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "What's Going On," and "Sexual Healing" to trace the jagged contours of Gaye's life and examine the man behind the legend. Turner's detailed exploration of Gaye's childhood and his relationship with his family, his religious upbringing, and his meteoric professional success and ultimate descent into drug abuse and financial instability offers a new look at a beloved American musician. (Key Words: Biography, Marvin Gaye, Motown, Pop Singers, Tammi Terrell, Berry Gordon ). Bookseller Inventory # 49601X1

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Title: Trouble Man: The Life And Death Of Marvin ...

Publisher: The Ecco Press/HarperCollins, New York

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Book Type: book

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Marvin Gaye was a twentieth-century icon, one of our greatest pop singers.He made his name with the Motown sound of the sixties, but went on to become a musical revolutionary with the release of What's Going On -- an album that tuoched on war, ecology, racism, violence, and poverty. It perfactly capured the spirit of the times and changed people's perceptions of what soul music could achieve.

Behind the songs, however, Gaye's was a troubled life: drug dependency, tortured personal relationships, and ongoing financal and legal difficulties led inexorably to the final fatel meeting with his father. Since his tragic death, his stature has increased rather than diminished. His musical legacy has endured that his popularity and influnce will endure and continue to win new generations of fans.

Trouble Man, based on exhausive and exclusive new research, is the definitive story of the turbulent life and violent death of an American icon. Steve Turner probes beyond the undying magic of songs like"I Heard It Through the Grapevine," "What's Going On," and "Sexual Healing" to trace the jagged contours of Gaye's life and examine the man behind the legend. Turner's detailed exploration of Gaye's childhood and his relationship with his family, his religious upbringing, and his meteoric professional success and ultimate descent into drug abuse and financial instability offers a new look at a beloved American musician.

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Steve Turner isa highly respected music journalist and biographer who has written for Rolling Stone and New Musical Express. His books include Conversations With Eric Clapton; A Decade of the Who; Hungry for Heaven; U2: Rattle and Hum; Linda McCartney's Sixties; Van Morrison: Too Late to Stop Now; and Cliff Richard: The Biography.

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