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Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley

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Bob Marley was a reggae superstar, a musical prophet who brought the sound of the Third World to the entire globe. Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley goes beyond the myth of Marley to bring you the private side of a man few people ever really knew. Drawing from original interviews with the people closest to Marleyincluding his widow, Rita, his mother, Cedella, his bandmate and childhood friend, Bunny Wailer, his producer Chris Blackwell, and many others—Legend paints an entirely fresh picture of one of the most enduring musical artists of our times.

This is a portrait of an artist as a young man, from his birth in the tiny town of Nine Miles in the hills of Jamaica, to the making of his debut international record, "Catch a Fire." We see Marley on the tough streets of Trench Town before he found stardom, struggling to find his way in music, in love and in life, and we take the wild ride with him to worldwide acceptance and adoration. From the acclaimed journalist, Christopher John Farely, the author of the bestselling AALIYAH and the reporter who broke the story on Dave Chappelle's retreat to South Africa, Legend people communicate in a big person's world. With grown-up words like cooperate, respect, patience and considerate, a big, boisterous and zany family celebrates the power of language and discovers that words—big orlittle—are the bridge that connects us all.

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The acclaimed and legendary Bob Marley was a musical prophet, famous for popularizing reggae music throughout the world. "Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley" finally looks beyond the myths to reveal the private side of a man few people ever really knew. Drawing on original interviews with those closest to Marley, "Before the Legend" paints a unique portrait of one of the most enduring musical artists of our time. Christopher John Farley tells the definitive story of Bob Marley, from his birth in the small Jamaican town of Nine Miles to his early days as a struggling artist to the making of his debut album, "Catch a Fire," We see Marley as never before: in music, in love, in life, and finally in gaining worldwide acceptance and adoration.

Synopsis:

Bob Marley was a reggae superstar, a musical prophet who brought the sound of the Third World to the entire globe. Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley goes beyond the myth of Marley to bring you the private side of a man few people ever really knew. Drawing from original interviews with the people closest to Marleyincluding his widow, Rita, his mother, Cedella, his bandmate and childhood friend, Bunny Wailer, his producer Chris Blackwell, and many others—Legend paints an entirely fresh picture of one of the most enduring musical artists of our times.

This is a portrait of an artist as a young man, from his birth in the tiny town of Nine Miles in the hills of Jamaica, to the making of his debut international record, "Catch a Fire." We see Marley on the tough streets of Trench Town before he found stardom, struggling to find his way in music, in love and in life, and we take the wild ride with him to worldwide acceptance and adoration. From the acclaimed journalist, Christopher John Farely, the author of the bestselling AALIYAH and the reporter who broke the story on Dave Chappelle's retreat to South Africa, Legend is bursting with fresh insights into Marley and Jamaica, and is the definitive story of Marley's early days.

About the Author

Christopher John Farley was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and raised in Brockport, New York. He is a graduate of Harvard University and a former editor of the Harvard Lampoon. He is the author of the bestselling biography Aaliyah: More Than a Woman and the novels My Favorite War and Kingston by Starlight. He is also the coauthor of Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues. He has worked as an editor and pop-music critic at Time magazine and is currently an editor at the Wall Street Journal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060539924
Author:
Farley, Christopher
Publisher:
Amistad Press
Author:
by Christopher Farley
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Marley, Bob
Subject:
Reggae musicians - Jamaica
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Reggae
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.5 x 11 in 16.24 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The acclaimed and legendary Bob Marley was a musical prophet, famous for popularizing reggae music throughout the world. "Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley" finally looks beyond the myths to reveal the private side of a man few people ever really knew. Drawing on original interviews with those closest to Marley, "Before the Legend" paints a unique portrait of one of the most enduring musical artists of our time. Christopher John Farley tells the definitive story of Bob Marley, from his birth in the small Jamaican town of Nine Miles to his early days as a struggling artist to the making of his debut album, "Catch a Fire," We see Marley as never before: in music, in love, in life, and finally in gaining worldwide acceptance and adoration.
"Synopsis" by , Bob Marley was a reggae superstar, a musical prophet who brought the sound of the Third World to the entire globe. Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley goes beyond the myth of Marley to bring you the private side of a man few people ever really knew. Drawing from original interviews with the people closest to Marleyincluding his widow, Rita, his mother, Cedella, his bandmate and childhood friend, Bunny Wailer, his producer Chris Blackwell, and many others—Legend paints an entirely fresh picture of one of the most enduring musical artists of our times.

This is a portrait of an artist as a young man, from his birth in the tiny town of Nine Miles in the hills of Jamaica, to the making of his debut international record, "Catch a Fire." We see Marley on the tough streets of Trench Town before he found stardom, struggling to find his way in music, in love and in life, and we take the wild ride with him to worldwide acceptance and adoration. From the acclaimed journalist, Christopher John Farely, the author of the bestselling AALIYAH and the reporter who broke the story on Dave Chappelle's retreat to South Africa, Legend is bursting with fresh insights into Marley and Jamaica, and is the definitive story of Marley's early days.

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