BOBBY WOMACK & MARVIN GAYE:

Bobby Womack says in his book, "Midnight Mover," that Marvin Gaye was a genius but he wanted to die like a hobo. Marvin also had a freaky side. 'He told me once about driving down Sunset Boulevard having sex with a hooker in the back of the car while his wife was at the wheel.' One time we were at the studio, Marvin said, 'When I go out I want to go like I came. With nothing.' A few weeks before he died in 1984, we had an album planned. His son Marvin III, was putting it together. When I turned up at the studio to record. Marvin's son was embarrassed. He told me, 'Marvin ain't going to make it tonight.' Towards the end of his life, he was walking around unshaven, in his pajamas with an overcoat on top. When he died, I knew he had problems with taxes so I found out where his second wife Janis lived. I called her up and told her what Marvin meant to me and then I went out to the beach where she lived and slipped her a couple of thousand bucks. I knew everything that Marvin had left undone would be on her.

 

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