Book Review: Bob Marley and the Wailers

This book is an illustrated history of Bob Marley. There are 6 chapters broken down by years – beginnings, Ska, Reggae, International Breakthrough, 3rd world superstar and final years as well as a chapter on his legacy and discography.  The book says that Pop Stars usually fade after 2 generations have passed since the end of their career – but it has been 35 years since Bob Marley has died and he is still as big as ever.  There are lot of cool photos throughout the book and photos of his records and notes all all of the lps. A really cool read. I enjoyed it!

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

Illustrated with photos and memorabilia from all phases of their journey, Bob Marley and the Wailers illuminates the lives and times of the man and his collaborators. Well over three decades after Marley’s death, he and his bandmates remain the most famous reggae artists of all time. Indeed, the Wailers are one of the most famous bands of all time, period. Their evolution from early-60s Jamaican ska act to international superstars was not just improbable, but unprecedented for an act from a third-world nation.

The entire, incredible journey of Marley and the Wailers is covered in this visual history. You will see the crucial role they played in establishing reggae as a globally popular form of music, and the influence that the Rastafari movement had on their lives and sound. Plus, how Marley’s socially conscious lyrics and actions made him a universal symbol of pride and justice. This tribute takes you through the entire story, right up to Marley’s untimely death in 1981, and his enduring legacy beyond.

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