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Documentaries and factual films and video
|Named Person:||Marvin Gaye; Berry Gordy; Marvin Gaye; Berry Gordy|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert F Katz; Lauren Zalaznick; Bill Flanagan; Sharon Kelly; Kris Kristofferson; Marvin Gaye; Berry Gordy; Brian Mackewich; VH1 (Firm); Peabody Collection. African-American History and Culture Programs.; Peabody Collection. Women's History and Culture Programs.
|Notes:||Entry to the 1996 Peabody Awards, Documentary category.
Running time: 44:40.
"VH1 Music First and VH1 Legends are trademarks of VH1 [copyright] 1996 all rights reserved"--end credit.
|Credits:||Supervising producer, Justine Schaefer; edited by Brian Mackewich.|
|Performer(s):||Narrated by Kris Kristofferson; [with:] Marvin Gaye and Berry Gordy Jr.|
|Description:||1 videocassette of 1 (U-matic) (45 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 3/4 in. arch master.|
|Responsibility:||a production of VH1 Music First ; executive in charge of production, Robert F. Katz, Lauren Zalaznick; executive producer, Bill Flanagan ; written and produced by Sharon Kelly.|
joining Harvey Fuqua's group The Moonglows and moving to Detroit where he met Berry Gordy, in 1960. Continues with Gaye's transformation from a crooner to an R&B star for Motown Records. Contains footage of and references to Motown, Berry Gordy, Anna Gordy, Diana Ross & The Supremes and other Motown stars of the '60's. Segment devoted to the Civil Rights movement and the changes in Marvin's life during the mid to late '60's and his resulting 1971 protest album "What's Going On?"
Concludes with his meeting Jan Hunter whom he married in 1977, his problems with drugs and money, his move to Belgium and eventual return to America with the hit song "Sexual Healing" which earned him his first Grammy in 1983. In 1984, Gaye was shot to death by his father, Marvin Gaye Sr.
Contains performance footage and music video clips of the following Gaye songs: Hitch hike, Pride and joy, How sweet it is, Ain't that peculiar, Ain't no mountain high enough, I heard it through the grapevine, What's going on, Let's get it on, and Sexual healing.