Bob Marley: The Untold Story

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Faber & Faber, Jun 7, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 432 pages
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What was it about Bob Marley that made him so popular in a world dominated by rock ’n’ roll? How is it that he not only has remained the single most successful reggae artist ever, but also has become a shining beacon of radicalism and peace to generation after generation of fans?

Chris Salewicz, the bestselling author of Redemption Song, the classic biography of Joe Strummer, interviewed Marley in Jamaica in 1979. Now, for the first time, in this thorough, detailed account of Marley’s life and the world in which he grew up, Salewicz illuminates everything from the Rastafari religion and the musical scene in Jamaica to the spirit of the man himself. Interviews with dozens of people who knew Marley and have never spoken before are woven through the narrative as Salewicz seeks to explain why Marley has become such an enigmatic and heroic figure, loved by millions all over the world.

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User Review  - CliffordDorset - LibraryThing

The 'Hitch-Hiker's Guide' reference in the title suggests a jocular approach to the science and art of inter-Language translation, and Bellos maintains this light-hearted style as he tunnels deeply ... Read full review

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User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

Bob Marley: The Untold Story is an interesting read if read in conjunction with other books on Bob or Reggae or the Rastafarian movement. The book doesn't really get into Bob's head or explore the ... Read full review

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CHRIS SALEWICZs writing on music and popular culture has appeared in publications around the globe. He is the author of more than a dozen books, including Redemption Song: The Ballad of Joe Strummer (Faber, 2007).

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