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Synopsis: BOB MARLEY: THE UNTOLD STORY

What was it about Bob Marley that made him so popular in a world dominated by rock'n'roll? How is that he has not only remained the single most successful reggae artist ever, but has also become a shining beacon of radicalism and peace to generation after generation of fans across the globe? On May 11, 1981, a little after 11.30 in the morning, Bob Marley died. The man who introduced reggae to a worldwide audience, in his own lifetime he had already become a hero figure in the classic mythological sense. From immensely humble beginnings and with talent and religious belief his only weapons, the Jamaican recording artist applied himself with unstinting perseverance to spreading his prophetic musical message. And he had achieved it: only a year earlier, Bob Marley and The Wailers' tour of Europe had seen them perform to the largest audiences a musical act had up to that point experienced. Record sales of Marley's albums before his death were spectacular; in the years since his death they have become phenomenal, as each new generation discovers afresh the remarkable power of his music. Chris Salewicz, who had a sequence of adventures with Bob Marley in Jamaica in 1979, offers us a comprehensive and detailed account of Bob Marley's life and the world in which he grew up and came to dominate. Never-before-heard interviews with dozens of people who knew Marley are woven through a narrative that brings to life not only the Rastafari religion and the musical scene in Jamaica, but also the spirit of the man himself.

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ISBN 9780007255535
Weight 0.43
Publisher HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS UK (GBP)
Book Size (cm.) 197 x 130 x 30
Language English
Number of Pages 432

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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 that he has not only remained the single most successful reggae artist ever, but has also become a shining beacon of radicalism and peace to generation after generation of fans across the globe? On May 11, 1981, a little after 11.30 in the morning, Bob Marley died. The man who introduced reggae to a worldwide audience, in his own lifetime he had already become a hero figure in the classic mythological sense. From immensely humbl view all

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SALEWICZ, CHRIS

about author

Chris Salewicz, who lives in London, has documented world popular music and culture for over three decades, both in print and on television. His writing, on subjects from film to foreign affairs as well as music, has appeared in the Sunday Times, The Independent, The Face and in many other publications.

As a senior features writer for NME from 1975 to 1981, he saw service at the frontlines of glam rock, punk rock, reggae music, and the Los Angeles and New York music scenes and their subcultures.

In 1978 he worked on DOA, the definitive US film about punk rock. As a contributing editor of Time Out, he wrote pieces on glue-sniffing gangs, filming in Nicaragua, and housing estate horrors, amongst many others. For the Sunday Times Magazine, he wrote on subjects as varied as Polish Solidarity, the restoration of Robert Owen's New Lanark model village, and a twenty page cover story on reggae music. After writing many of the early cover stories on The Face, he provided two of the cover stories in issue one of Q. For The Sunday Correspondent he wrote regularly, on such diverse topics as the civil war in El Salvador and healing through dolphins’ energy. He also wrote for and syndicated to countless publications worldwide.

Part of the team that set up MTV-Europe, Chris Salewicz presented "Kino", a weekly film programme, and edited and directed. He has written many books, including biographies of Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, George Lucas, Oliver Stone, Noel Coward, and Bob Marley - the last, which was authorised by Marley’s family, the result of his abiding love of Jamaica. In 1995 at the instig...

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