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About the BookOne of the twentieth century's most revered culturalfigures,BobMarleywas sizerespon... Read More

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About the Book

One of the twentieth century's most revered culturalfigures,BobMarleywas sizeresponsiblefor 10 carrying reggaeadobe newsgothicplain fontnot to exceedmusic far beyond the Caribbean and establishing it as aninternational force. He set attendance records that stillstand in Europe and his 1977 Exodus album was hailedby Time magazine as the greatest of the 20th Century, butMarley was no mere pop star: His combination ofpolitically and socially conscious lyrics, unforgettablemelodies, uncompromising Rastafarian beliefs and fiercehostility to the injustices of "Babylon" made his music thevoice of the poor and dispossessed all over the globe. Inthis new biography, Garry Steckles tells Marley's storyfrom his birth in rural Jamaica to his tragically early deathin 1981, by which time he'd overcome poverty andprejudice to become the Third World's first superstar.Steckles, who has been intimately involved with reggaefor more than three decades as a writer, concert promoter,broadcaster and fan, transports you into the smokyKingston studios where Marley made his first recordings,documents his often turbulent relationships with reggaelegends like studio pioneer Clement "Coxson" Dodd,fellow Wailers Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, and thewildly eccentric producer Lee "Scratch" Perry, introducesyou to behind-the-scenes legends like Island Recordsfounder Chris Blackwell and the volatile PR geniusCharles Comer, and takes you on the Rasta roller-coasterthat carried Marley to the cover of the Rolling Stone andglobal adulation.

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Title: Bob Marley: Caribbean Lives
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781405081436
SKU: BK0417447
EAN: 9781405081436
Number Of Pages: 280
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

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