Bob Marley

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Macmillian Caribbean, Sep 1, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 267 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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BOB MARLEY: An Unauthorized Life

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Chronological birth-to-death sketch of Jamaica's premier musician.St. Kitts-based journalist Steckles, one of the reggae icon's more devout devotees, has spent countless moons cataloging all forms of ... Read full review

Bob Marley: A Life

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There have been over 100 books written about the late, great reggae superstar Bob Marley. In writing this most recent biography, Steckles, a journalist covering reggae and Caribbean culture ... Read full review


Birth of a legend
Bob goes to Kingston
Trench Town and ska

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