After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jan Gaye, David Ritz

Narrated By: Robin Eller

Publisher: HarperAudio

Date: May 2015

Duration: 9 hours 17 minutes


A riveting cautionary tale about the ecstasy and dangers of loving Marvin Gaye, a performer passionately pursued by all—and a searing memoir of drugs, sex, and old school R&B from the wife of legendary soul icon Marvin Gaye.
After her seventeenth birthday in 1973, Janis Hunter met Marvin Gaye—the soulful prince of Motown with the seductive liquid voice whose chart-topping, socially conscious album What’s Going On made him a superstar two years earlier. Despite a seventeen-year-age difference and Marvin’s marriage to the sister of Berry Gordy, Motown’s founder, the enchanted teenager and the emotionally volatile singer began a scorching relationship.
One moment Jan was a high school student; the next she was accompanying Marvin to parties, navigating the intriguing world of 1970s-‘80s celebrity; hanging with Don Cornelius on the set of Soul Train, and helping to discover new talent like Frankie Beverly. But the burdens of fame, the chaos of dysfunctional families, and the irresistible temptations of drugs complicated their love.
Primarily silent since Marvin’s tragic death in 1984, Jan at last opens up, sharing the moving, fervently charged story of one of music history’s most fabled marriages. Unsparing in its honesty and insight, illustrated with sixteen pages of black-and-white photos, After the Dance reveals what it’s like to be in love with a creative genius who transformed popular culture and whose artistry continues to be celebrated today.


  • Jamilla Phillips

    So far so GREAT!!! Ive been listening to the music and looking @ pics from their relationship I love it so far halfway through the book

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  • Bernice J

    this was an awesome book Marvin Gaye is one of my favorite singers.

  • Kim Franklin

    This book was no holds barred straight to the nitty gritty truth. To be so honest and confess her role and activities and fear and death defying bout with drugs is absolutely commendable. You can really truly feel and embrace the love between Marvin and Jan and the power struggle of the drugs that created and broke down the relationship but the love was still there. Loved this book. Recommend to everyone . You will not regret purchasing and listening to this book.

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