Longtime Gaye admirer and former nephew-in-law Jermaine Jacksonbrother of Michael Jacksonrecalled sobbing uncontrollably once he heard the news and called Barry White to confirm the story. According to Steve Turner, Gaye's biographer, the Motown star had a long- running feud with his father, a former Pentecostal preacher, who opposed his interest in music. His cocaine abuse started taking a toll on his health in addition to his wallet. On this day inan undersea earthquake off the Alaskan coast triggers a massive tsunami that kills people in Hawaii. Angered at his father, Gaye told his mother, "I'm packing my stuff and getting out of this house, Father hates me and I'm never coming back.
Gay's sons often found themselves having to confront the neighbors, vocally defending their father and their religion.
I couldn't hear him very well, so Marvin asked him to come into the room where we were. Greatest Hits Greatest Hits, Vol. Oops, we were unable to send the email.