Marvin Gaye Behind The Legend

2001 • 1h 01m

Produced with the full cooperation and support of his family, the incredible and tragic story of Marvin Gaye is told through exclusive interviews with family, friends, and stars, each giving us insight into Marvin’s approach to his life, his music, and his spirituality. Family archive footage reveals his self-imposed exiles to Ostend, Belgium and to Hawaii.

The story portrays the making of the album Let’s Get It On and rare performance footage of Gaye's last American tour. We are given a deeper insight into his bouts with drug abuse as well as his seemingly triumphant return to Los Angeles, which led to his tragic death on the eve of his 45th birthday on April 2nd, 1939.

This is the story of a man who has left behind a musical legacy that continues to influence all of us today. His music still inspires many major contemporary artists and is being rediscovered by a younger generation of music lovers. His 1982 Grammy Award and 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have permanently enshrined him among the greatest of all musical legends.