Trouble Man. The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye - Steve Turner
A biography on one of America's greatest black singers. Marvin Gaye made his name at a time when black music was fighting for survival, rose to fame as the great romantic, but then became politically activated and began singing about ecology, war, violence and deprivation. With his classic album "What's Going On" he captured the spirit of the times. More than ten years after his death, Gaye's stature as an artist has increased rather than diminished. A new generation of artists is claiming him as an influence. This study of Marvin Gaye presents an in-depth study of the man, his success, art, sex, religion, drugs - and murder (paperback, used).