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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Since Bob Marley’s tragic death in May 1981 from cancer, a number of books have been written about the “King of Reggae.” With colorful titles such as Catch A Fire: The Life of Bob Marley and Bob Marley: Spirit Dancer, Marley has arguably been overrepresented as a biographical subject.| Read Full Review of Bob Marley: A Life
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