Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On

What’s Going On

“Marvin Gaye” by David Ritz When Marvin Gaye died in 1984, he left behind one of the great legacies in American music. More than a superb vocalist and subtle composer, he was a visionary who expressed the tenor of his times. Both radical and romantic, a self-taught singer with a flair for autobiographical revelation, he […]

Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On

Interview with Filmmaker Sam Pollard

Read the text-version of the interview: When I was asked by Susan Lacy, the executive producer of AMERICAN MASTERS, to do the Marvin Gaye documentary, about a year ago, I thought I knew everything about Marvin that was to be known, you know. I grew up with his music. I knew about his untimely death […]

Exclusive Clips from the Program

Despite his commercial success, Marvin Gaye was troubled by internal conflict and relationship problems. The first two clips, from Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On, explore a difficult period in Marvin’s life, when his first marriage was on the rocks. The remaining clips are extended versions of interviews with people who knew Marvin during his time […]