Bob Marley remains a powerful worldwide presence. He is still the best-selling reggae artist in the world, with a following of millions. This text is a photographic tribute that provides an insight into the career, life and personality of Bob Marley. The photographs were taken by Bruce Talamon, a renowned photographer who had regular contact with Marley through the singer's last years and with whom Marley felt comfortable enough to grant unrestricted and exclusive access both on and off the stage. The text traces Marley's life from his youth in Jamaica and the birth of the Wailers to his worldwide acceptance and tragic death at the age of 36. The foreword is by Timothy White, author of Marley's biography "To Catch A Fire".
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Bruce W. Talamon has shot for Time, among his many other projects.
Archivist and historian Roger Steffens is the founding chairman of the Reggae Grammy Committee. He co-hosted the award-winning radio program Reggae Beat and co-founded The Beat magazine. He has lectured worldwide on Bob Marley at hundreds of venues including the Smithsonian and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Bob Marley is not only an important cultural symbol. He is also something of a cottage industry. Sound recordings, videos, and desultory paraphernalia make of him, even in death, a potent and profitable figure. This volume largely of portraits represents a maturing of the Marley market even as the fascination with all things Marley filters down to fans too young to have seen him alive. Tasteful and well done, Talamon's photographic essay stands in stark contrast to some of the raw, slapdash products intended primarily to cash in on Marley's fame. The photographs catch Marley in relaxed, even introspective moods, and Timothy White's lengthy foreword lays to rest some of the misunderstandings and errors in previous Marley studies. Moreover, this is a thoroughly entertaining book that captures the mystical mood of reggae and advances the study of a figure who, like Malcolm X, to whom Talamon compares him, has grown greatly in influence and stature since his death. A moving portrait of a great musician, religious leader, and force for peace and justice. Mike Tribby
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