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« Thread started on: Aug 16th, 2008, 01:02am »

Janis, Marvin's 2nd Wife, was a very much needed figure in Marvin's life. Although at times it seemed that Anna was the one and only true love, I think Jan also gave something to Marvin's character and well being. Jan bought back the youth and sexual freedom in Marvin and you can clearly hear in his songs after he met her. She also gave him two wonderful kids. Then again it was both of their own faults, temptations, and addictions that brought them apart. The relationship was very rocky towards the end, and they both had to put up with more than the average person. They spent months without seeing each other, and Their relationship was always criticized due to the big age gap. I would never say that they had it easy, they both shacked up at a critical time in Marvin's life; during his drug and money problems, which I think was one the main reason that their marriage ended so sadly.
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 16th, 2008, 07:27am »

I believe Janis always said that she and Marvin were made for each other. I do believe the big age gap, Marvin's troubled first marriage, both of their infidelities and drug abuse did wreck what was an otherwise beautiful affair between "two groovy hippies" as Janis called her and Marvin back then. I didn't know Topanga Canyon, California was "a hippie/bohemian country". No wonder Marvin and Janis moved there.
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 16th, 2008, 11:01pm »

I don't want to cast aspersions or anything but IIRC Marvin's drug use skyrocketed when he was with Jan. I think he still would've gotten into freebasing coke and all that eventually but I dunno, I think Jan encouraged it a bit too much and got Marvin even more hooked.

That being said, she was there at the best time of Marvin's life. I've read that the 1972-74 period was the happiest time in Marvin's life and that was when he was with Jan. He was at the apex of his creativity and Jan opened so many doors for him as a man that the good she did outweighs whatever bad she introduced into his life.

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« Reply #3 on: Aug 16th, 2008, 11:46pm »

There were definitely a few moments of sincerity in their relationship. Chaos overshadowed that in the latter part of their relationship. I notice Marvin got more sexual in his performances after being with Janis too.
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 16th, 2008, 11:49pm »

But yo can any of you clear this up for me?

OK, Janis full name was Janis Elizabeth Hunter, right?

And her birthday was January 10, 1956 or was it 1957? Or 1955?

I don't know, I always felt Janis lied about her age for some reason. She was a real young girl though so I'm assuming they MET in 1972 when she was 16.

Did they meet during "Let's Get It On" or before? rolleyes
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 17th, 2008, 1:01pm »

on Aug 16th, 2008, 11:49pm, timmy84 wrote:
But yo can any of you clear this up for me?

OK, Janis full name was Janis Elizabeth Hunter, right?

And her birthday was January 10, 1956 or was it 1957? Or 1955?

I don't know, I always felt Janis lied about her age for some reason. She was a real young girl though so I'm assuming they MET in 1972 when she was 16.

Did they meet during "Let's Get It On" or before? rolleyes


I believe she was only 17 when they first met. Apparently they first met during the recording of the title track (Let's Get it On) and she's the main reason why the song morphed from a sociopolitical type song into the passionate song about love and sex.

I don't know if this is apocrapha or not but it's said that Jan was in the control room when Marvin was singing and it's the main reason why that song is his most passionate and heartfelt in terms of his vocal performance. I tend to think there's some truth to the statement.
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« Reply #6 on: Aug 17th, 2008, 1:45pm »

on Aug 17th, 2008, 1:01pm, MPGfan wrote:
I believe she was only 17 when they first met. Apparently they first met during the recording of the title track (Let's Get it On) and she's the main reason why the song morphed from a sociopolitical type song into the passionate song about love and sex.

I don't know if this is apocrapha or not but it's said that Jan was in the control room when Marvin was singing and it's the main reason why that song is his most passionate and heartfelt in terms of his vocal performance. I tend to think there's some truth to the statement.


I don't know. I keep hearing different stories of how they met.

One documentary had it that they met after Marvin released "Trouble Man" in 1972, another had it that Marvin met Janis at the time of "Let's Get It On" but that it was "I Should Die Tonight" that he sung through the booth and not "Let's Get It On".

I think Ed Townsend (God rest his soul) said that he sung LGIO to her. Then again he also said she was sixteen when they met but Janis' birth date doesn't truly corroborate her age.
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« Reply #7 on: Aug 18th, 2008, 9:35pm »

same here, but the story I mostly hear is They met while Janis and Her mom was watching Marvin through the booth as he sang Let's get it on... They said her mother didn't like how she was looking at Marvin, she knew from then on that it was going to be trouble.. laugh
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« Reply #8 on: Jun 23rd, 2009, 02:58am »

I don't know if anybody saw this Interview with Jan yet, But it helps give a clearer side to Jan and Marv's Relationship. And the Long questioned story as to how they actually met is solved cheesy Enjoy

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/video/flv/generic.html?s=tavi08s2354q844
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« Reply #9 on: Jun 23rd, 2009, 04:24am »

Oh Nice find, soulmusic247. smiley Janice is such a beautiful person, God bless her. smiley
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 24th, 2009, 06:56am »

on Jun 23rd, 2009, 02:58am, soulmusic247 wrote:
I don't know if anybody saw this Interview with Jan yet, But it helps give a clearer side to Jan and Marv's Relationship. And the Long questioned story as to how they actually met is solved cheesy Enjoy

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/video/flv/generic.html?s=tavi08s2354q844


That was a great interview and Janis is a sweetheart. Wish her the best. smiley
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« Reply #11 on: Jul 11th, 2009, 12:27pm »

Hey, does anyone know if she was born in 1955 or 1956? I think it's clear they met around 1971 or 1972 so she was 17 and he was 33, she had to be around 18 when Marvin sang "Let's Get It On". I just wanted to be clear because the birth dates of some of Marvin's family have not been clear over the years. I keep hearing Anna was born between 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924 or 1925, lol.
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« Reply #12 on: Jul 11th, 2009, 6:26pm »

Well if Anna was 17 years older then wouldn't it make sense to say she was born in '25? lipsrsealed
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« Reply #13 on: Jul 12th, 2009, 10:21am »

LOL!

Yeah when "American Masters" was on, Anna was supposedly "36" when she met Marvin. lipsrsealed laugh
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« Reply #14 on: Jul 14th, 2009, 2:58pm »

Janice is a very genuine person, you can tell from her interviews.
They were clearly in love - and a beautiful younger woman did wonders for Marvin's ego and confidence on and off stage I reckon.

But no love could ever have withstood marvin's character flaws combined with the situations his career put him in. Drugs and women throwing themselves at a weak man in need of acceptance and love and recognition, were never going to make any marriage easy. Janice wasn't faultless, but she was lovely, and tried real hard.

I love her most for clearly helping marvin love again and inspire him to some great songs
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