Bob Marley: Conquering Lion of Reggae

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Plexus Publishing, Limited, Apr 1, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages
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Bob Marley: Conquering Lion of Reggae is the definitive Bob Marley biography. Stephen Davis has created a painstakingly researched and intimate portrait of the charismatic artist through interviews with those closest to Marley and the man himself, including the last one before his tragic death in the spring of 1981. Written with sensitivity and insight, the book recounts in explicit detail the Wailers’ recording sessions and concerts, life at 56 Hope Road (Marley’s residence), and an authoritative examination of the king of a musical movement that swept out of Jamaica and into Western and Third World countries alike. Robert Nesta Marley was a rebel, a visionary, and an uncompromising champion of human rights who rose from the slums of Kingston, Jamaica to make reggae music and spread his own unique message of rebellion, self-determination, and the power of the individual, ultimately becoming a spiritual and political force whose voice resonated throughout the world.

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Review: Bob Marley: Conquering Lion of Reggae

User Review  - David Cupples - Goodreads

If you love Bob you want to hear every version of every song and read everything that's been written. At the same time you don't want to read garbage. Davis' book is a crucial addition to the field ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marika Alexander - Goodreads

This is my favorite biography so far on the amazing life of Robert Nesta Marley. This one fills in a lot of holes that the other biographers have left, and it doesn't contradict information I've ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Stephen Davis is the author of numerous books, including "The New York Times" bestsellers "Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga" & "Walk This Way: The Autobiography of Aerosmith", & coauthor of "Fleetwood", the memoirs of Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood. His journalism has appeared in "Rolling Stone", "The New York Times", "The Boston Globe", & many other publications. He lives in New England.

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