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  - Steve Gillway - Goodreads

I am not sure how much of this was "untold", but all in all a steady biography. The writer presents a knowledgeable figure and allows the key figures to have important roles in the story. For me two ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sandy - Goodreads

loved it, love him :) Read full review

About the author (2011)

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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