'I was lost in my obsession with Marvin.' In 1973, riding high on the success of 'Let's Get It On,' Marvin Gaye and his teen lover Jan hid away in Topanga Canyon. But, as she details here, anxiety and sexual deviance followed.
Jan Hunter met Marvin Gaye in 1973. She was a beautiful 17-year-old high school student living in foster care, the daughter of renowned jazz singer Slim Gaillard. Jan's wayward mother, who counted various music insiders as friends and drug buddies, helped arrange the meeting. Gaye, 34, was one of the world's great soul singers, and the mercurial Motown star was in the midst of recording his erotic masterpiece Let's Get It On. He was also still legally wed to Anna Gordy, elder sister of Motown founder Berry Gordy.