May 23, 2022

In 1976, Marvin Gaye was easing into his late thirties and uncertain what to do along with his life’s work. Gaye’s cocaine dependancy was getting worse, and his marriage to Anna Gordy, sister of his record-label boss Berry, was nearing its finish. Gaye was hopelessly in love with a young person named Janis Hunter, who was half his age and who would finally turn out to be his second spouse. He was additionally caught creatively. 5 years earlier, he’d launched the protest-music masterpiece What’s Going On. Two years after that, he’d launched the sex-music masterpiece Let’s Get It On. Within the time since then, Gaye had launched a profitable duets album with Diana Ross and turn out to be a vastly profitable reside act, however he nonetheless wasn’t positive what his subsequent artistic transfer must be. That’s when Marvin Gaye made “I Need You.”

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