Book Size: 6" x 9"

Pages: 256

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566567336

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrations: b&w photos

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Bob Marley

A Life

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“Of all the millions of words written about the Jamaican Rasta reggae hero, this book encapsulates the most concise and complete information about Marley… If you want to place a Marley biography in your library, this is the one to buy.” – Barbara Makeda Blake Hannah, Rastafarian scholar and journalist

About this book

One of the twentieth century's most iconic cultural figures, Bob Marley was responsible for popularizing reggae music throughout the world.

He set attendance records that still stand today and his 1977 Exodus album was hailed by Time magazine as the greatest of the 20th Century. His unique blend of politically conscious lyrics and unforgettable melodies won him legions of fans far beyond the Caribbean. But Marley was no mere pop star: his strong attachment to Rasta beliefs and practices and his fierce hostility to the injustice of "Babylon" made him an important spokesperson for the dispossessed all over the globe.

In this new biography, Garry Steckles follows Marley's eventful life through the early days in rural Jamaica, arrival in Kingston, first recordings and performances to his spectacular status as an international superstar. Throughout he analyzes Marley's political and religious beliefs, while also concentrating on his relationships with fellow musicians, family and influential figures. A chapter focusing on Marley's long-term legacy explores what the musician contributed to world music and what the religious believer gave to Rastafarianism.

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About the author

Gary Steckles has written about reggae and all aspects of Caribbean culture in major newspapers and magazines in North America and the Caribbean.

Reviews

“Of all the millions of words written about the Jamaican Rasta reggae hero, this book encapsulates the most concise and complete information about Marley… If you want to place a Marley biography in your library, this is the one to buy.” – Barbara Makeda Blake Hannah, Rastafarian scholar and journalist

Additional information

Author

Steckles, Garry

Edition

1

Inprint

Interlink Books

Pages

256

Type

PB

Illustrations

b&w photos

Author Home

UK

Subtitle

A Life

Format

6"å x 9"å

Reviews

"Of all the millions of words written about the Jamaican Rasta reggae hero , this book encapsulates the most concise and complete information about Marley" If you want to place a Marley biography in your library , this is the one to buy." -Barbara Makeda Blake Hannah , Rastafarian scholar and journalist

MainReview

"Of all the millions of words written about the Jamaican Rasta reggae hero, this book encapsulates the most concise and complete information about Marley" If you want to place a Marley biography in your library, this is the one to buy." -Barbara Makeda Blake Hannah, Rastafarian scholar and journalist