Bob Marley: A Life

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Interlink Books, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 212 pages
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One of the twentieth century's most revered cultural figures, Bob Marley was responsible for carrying reggae music far beyond the Caribbean and establishing it as an international force. He set attendance records that still stand in Europe and his 1977 Exodus album was hailed by Time magazine as the greatest of the 20th Century, but Marley was no mere pop star: His combination of politically and socially conscious lyrics, unforgettable melodies, uncompromising Rastafarian beliefs and fierce hostility to the injustices of "Babylon" made his music the voice of the poor and dispossessed all over the globe. In this new biography, Garry Steckles tells Marley's story from his birth in rural Jamaica to his tragically early death in 1981, by which time he'd overcome poverty and prejudice to become the Third World's first superstar. Steckles, who has been intimately involved with reggae for more than three decades as a writer, concert promoter, broadcaster and fan, transports you into the sm

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User Review  - Aaron - Goodreads

Good introduction and overview of Bob Marley's accomplishments, life, career and legacy. Read full review

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User Review  - Jeff Wilson - Goodreads

To tell the truth I was not a fan Of Marley until I read his life story. Truly amazing that he grew up dirt poor and through hard work built a legacy. It is a shame he left us so soon, the world needs more like him. Read full review

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