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Trouble man : the life and death of Marvin Gaye

Author: Steve Turner
Publisher: New York : Ecco Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Ecco Press edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Marvin Gaye; Marvin Gaye
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Turner
ISBN: 0060198214 9780060198213
OCLC Number: 43845684
Notes: Originally published: London : M. Joseph, 1998.
Description: ix, 259 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: The ordinary world --
The call to adventure --
Meeting the mentor --
Crossing the threshold --
Tests and trials --
Allies --
Enemies --
The inner cave --
The supreme ordeal --
Reward --
The central crisis --
The road back --
Resurrection --
Climax.
Responsibility: Steve Turner.

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"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, his problematic romantic attachments, and his meteoric professional success and ultimate descent into drug abuse and financial instability offers a new look at a beloved American musician."--Jacket.

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