He suspected his wife of having affairs simply because she was affectionate towards Mar-vin's friends, and also because for the past 10 years he had been drinking more and more. Perhaps it's not surprising that sex is one of those things that can be difficult for couples to get "on the same page" about. Marvin began singing church solos at the age of four. The first occurred in when he was holed up at a Detroit apartment. Subscription sign in. John Rentoul. Gaye explained later, "I'd given up.
She was my pride and joy.
He was given a six-year suspended sentence and five years' probation. He would even tell us never to do what he did, never to go the way he had gone. Janis's presence served as inspiration for Gaye during the making of the album. He took aim and shot Marvin in the right chest, slightly above the nipple.
Shortly after moving to the Hollywood Hills section of Los Angeles inthe couple filed for legal separation.