I was shocked to learn in a good way that the musician and songwriter that is Lenny Kravitz (USA) is to star in a Movie Bio Pic of the late great Soul and Rn'b singer that was/is Marvin Gaye.. London newspaper called The Evening Standard recently broke the story as early as the 19th November 2012.It seems as if Mr Kravitz will star as the gifted and yet as the troubled Soul star that was Marvin Gaye towards the end of his life.
The film is being directed by the Julian Temple who was involved in within the making of the film/documentary that was/is "The Great Rock and Roll Swindle (*That starred the Sex Pistols). He has also helped to direct films such as Absolute Beginners and also the 2006 film/documentary which is known as Glastonbury.
This latest project will be Lenny Kravitvz first true major screen role. Though it must be said that Kravitz did have a role within the film called "Hungar Games" However, this film will be a massive step up forKravitz. as Marvin Gaye is considered a true music legend within the Music business
Below I have uploaded a few links of an Interview that took place with Piers Morgan, during 2011 on CNN TV,US.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE START BUTTON AND WATCH THIS VERY SMALL PART OF LENNY KRAVITZ INTERVIEW - CHILDHOOD!!
Lenny Kravitzis best known for his hits which are"Are you gonna go my way","Fly away"and "It ain't over till its over".Lenny is himself a multi-instrumentalist, singer/ songwriter and a music producer who has worked with or alongside the world best musicisan's and artists.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE START BUTTON AND WATCH THIS VERY SMALL PART OF LENNY KRAVITZ INTERVIEW with PIERS MORGAN taking about his time with Michael Jackson
Lenny Kravitz has himself also won many music awards within his long musical career. For instance he has won Grammy awards for the best male vocal within Rock music vocal awards from 1999 to 2002. Here is just one of the songs that you can listen to that has allowed him to have gain him loyal legion of fans from around the world.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE START BUTTON AND WATCH THIS VERY SMALL PART OF LENNY KRAVITZ VIDEO - "ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY??"
However, Mr.Kravitz isn't just a Rocker! If you would like to click on this video below you can see how soulful Lenny Kravitz can be.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE START BUTTON AND WATCH THIS VERY SMALL PART OF LENNY KRAVITZ VIDEO -"IT AIN'T OVER TILL ITS OVER"
The pending movie bio pic in which Lenny Kravitz will be starring within is to be based on the life and times of Marvin Gaye. The movie will reflect upon a time in which Marvin was living within England and within Belgium. The movie bio/pic will delve into the troubling time/s in which Marvin was facing at this time. This was not a time where Marvin was happy. It was a time where he had become dependant upon alcohol and drugs. His relationship with the Belgian promoter that he had met called Freddy Cousart, helped and persuaded Gaye to return back home and try and make a come back.
It was advice that he took up as Marvin soon returns back home and starts recording again. This led to Marvin Gaye finally releasing the album called "Midnight Love" which featured the smash hit "Sexually Healing".
This pending film that is coming out to us has the backing of the record company which is EMI recods. They will allow usage of Marvin Gaye musical back catalogue within the film.
Marvin Gaye was Motown Records biggest selling,solo artist during the 1960 and early 1970's with hits like "How sweet it is to by loved by you" and "I heard it through the through the Grapefruit vine".
However, Gaye went into seclusion after the death of his friend and musical partner that was Tammi Terrell at the time (1970).
A year later (1971)
. The album which many of us have heard focuses on a Vietnam veteran returning back from the Vietnam war to the USA, and then witnessing hatred, injustice, racism and suffering. The album also touches on subjects like drug abuse and poverty.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE START BUTTON AND WATCH AND LISTEN TO THIS VIDEO - Marvin Gaye - "WHATS GOING ON?" OVER"
Years after it was made, it is still considered as one of the greatest albums ever made by music fans and music critics all over the world. A couple of years later Marvin Gaye recordings were to become Soul and Rnb's music's first true concept album.
His follow up album was equally successful which was called "Lets get it on" (1973) . The music went on to influence the "Slow Jam or "Quiet Storm phase" even further within Soul and Rnb music circles which many of us take for granted these days.
Marvin Gaye was inducted into the Rock n Roll hall of fame eventually during the year of 1987. 3 x years after his death at the hands of his father in 1984.
Gaye is often rated amoung many music fans and critics as being the best of the very best. He is rated in many music magazines around the world in very high positions indeed.
For instance within the Rolling Stones magazine article. Within the greatest artist list of all time he is rated at number 18 out of 100. Blessed with a 3 octive vocal delivery range he sang like an angel which we all revelled in.
Lets hope that the pending film in which Lenny Kravitz is pending to star in does Marvin Gaye justice. Do you think Lenny Kravitz was the best choice for pending Movie?? Please let me hear your views.
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