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What's Going On: The Life and Death of Marvin Gaye

The story of Marvin Gaye, one the great and enduring figures of soul music whose life was one of sexual confusion and bittersweet success, using his own words and memories.

Marvin Gaye is one of the great and enduring figures of soul music, but his life was one of sexual confusion, bittersweet success and ultimately death by the hand of his own father. Through Marvin's own words and intimate memories gathered from rare film and recordings, director Jeremy Marre tells the story of a 'life of outer grace and inner torment'.

Including interviews with the singer's family, friends and musical colleagues, with re-enactments and archive film of Marvin on stage, at home and in the recording studio.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 1 Mar 2014 22:35

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Role Contributor
Director Jeremy Marre
Producer Nick De Grunwald


BBC Music: Marvin Gaye

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