Skip to comments.Memories of Marvin Gaye Kept Alive by a Loving Sister
Posted on 05/01/2012 1:37:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The younger sister of the late Marvin Gaye has some tough talk for anyone even remotely interested in the singers life: If it doesnt have my name or my sisters name attached to it, it may not be accurate.
In a wide-ranging interview, Zeola Gaye also discussed growing up poor in the nations capital; her familys substance abuse problems; her brothers favorite saying, Do unto others; her mother, a God-fearing Christian who didnt drink or curse, and a performance with Marvin when she was in high school.
The gig was at the Howard Theatre, which, during its recent reopening, paid homage to one of the citys native sons in front of an audience that included Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson and Marvins little sis.
There were always tensions in our family.
I have some fond memories of growing up in D.C.
My father resigned his church post for Marvin.
Marvin was upset at the Motown 25 [anniversary show]. He wanted to know why MJ [as in Michael Jackson] could sing any song he wanted, but he couldnt perform Sexual Healing.
Drugs were rampant in L.A. We [Marvin and Zeola] used marijuana and cocaine. No heroin. No needles.
We were going to take him to rehab on Monday, but he died on Sunday.
That would be Sunday, April 1, 1984, the day before Marvin would have turned 45 and the day, during another domestic dispute, that Marvin Sr. used the .38 handgun - which Marvin had given to him - to shoot his own son dead.
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What’s Goin’ On!
hunh. who knew?
Marvin Sr. used the .38 handgun - which Marvin had given to him - to shoot his own son dead.
Justice for MARVIN GAYE!
Was Marvin Sr. white?
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