What's Going On - The Life & Death of
Marvin Gaye is one of the legends of Black American music. His career stretched from Motown pop hits in the early 60s through the classic socially aware albums of the early 70s and the intensely personal records of his later years before his untimely death in 1984 on the eve of his 45th birthday. He won a Grammy award for Sexual Healing in 1982 and was inducted in to the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame in 1987.Whats Going On is the story of Marvin Gayes extraordinary life and tragic death produced by the same team responsible for Eagles acclaimed Classic Albums series. The tale unfolds through archive footage of Marvin being interviewed and performing live together with brand new interviews with friends, family and colleagues. The program goes into intimate detail on the abrasive relationship with his father that began in his childhood, on his marriages, his drug abuse and his relationship with Motown and Berry Gordy.