Marvin Gaye. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Sharon Davis
When Marvin Gaye was shot dead in 1984 by his own father, the world lost one of its greatest singers, a man who was one of the most original musical talents of his time. This detailed biography charts his extraordinary and often turbulent career, focusing on his stormy relationship with the record company Tamla Motown and its legendary head Barry Gordy. It follows Marvin's struggle for artistic independence, detailing his successes from singles such as 'Can I Get a Witness?' and 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine' to the epoch-making album What's Going On? and beyond (paperback, used).