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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 Marley – including his widow, Rita, his mother, Cedella, his band mate 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.

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"In the proverbial mega-bookstore stocked with multiple biographies of John F. Kennedy and the Beatles, there's more than enough room for 'Before the Legend.' At the end of the millennium, Time magazine voted reggae pioneer Bob Marley's 'Exodus' (1977) the most important album of the 20th century, and similarly the BBC designated his humanist anthem 'One Love' as song of the century. Yet precious little... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

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A look at the private life of the music legend, published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of his death.

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 Marley - including his widow, Rita, his mother, Cedella, his band mate 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.

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.

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ISBN:
9780060539917
Subtitle:
The Rise of Bob Marley
Author:
Farley, Christopher
Author:
Farley, Christopher John
Author:
by Christopher Farley
Publisher:
Amistad
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Jamaica
Subject:
Reggae musicians
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Reggae
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060502
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.28x5.82x.83 in. .81 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A look at the private life of the music legend, published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of his death.
"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 Marley - including his widow, Rita, his mother, Cedella, his band mate 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.
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