Marvin Gaye spent 18 months in Ostend, Belgium, recovering from drug addiction and leading a low-key lifestyle. The town is celebrating the soul legend with an interactive tour and has plans for a soul festival. Photo: DPA
Marvin Gaye spent 18 months in Ostend, Belgium, recovering from drug addiction and leading a low-key lifestyle. The town is celebrating the soul legend with an interactive tour and has plans for a soul festival. Photo: DPA
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Why Ostend, the Belgian town where Marvin Gaye cleaned up, is the creative birthplace of Sexual Healing

  • When Motown legend Marvin Gaye moved to Ostend in 1981, he was washed up and in debt, and dealing with a serious drug addiction problem
  • He wrote Sexual Healing during his time there. To honour him, Ostend set up a self-guided Marvin Gaye tour, and has plans for a soul festival

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Marvin Gaye spent 18 months in Ostend, Belgium, recovering from drug addiction and leading a low-key lifestyle. The town is celebrating the soul legend with an interactive tour and has plans for a soul festival. Photo: DPA
Marvin Gaye spent 18 months in Ostend, Belgium, recovering from drug addiction and leading a low-key lifestyle. The town is celebrating the soul legend with an interactive tour and has plans for a soul festival. Photo: DPA
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