Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History (Hardcover)

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Explore the entire, incredible journey of Bob Marley and the Wailers, and their enduring legacy, in this unique visual history.

More than four decades after Marley’s death, he and his bandmates remain the most famous reggae artists of all time--and one of the most famous bands of all time, period.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. Their evolution from early-’60s Jamaican ska act to international superstars was not just improbable, but unprecedented for an act from an underdeveloped country.

As you make your way through the band’s story, 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 beautifully designed volume includes:
  • A complete history of the band, right up to Marley’s untimely death in 1981, and his continuing influence today
  • Fantastic performance and candid off-stage photography
  • Images of rare memorabilia
  • Sidebars from a roster of respected music journalists
  • Coverage of the 2024 Bob Marley biopic One Love

This is the definitive illustrated biography of Bob Marley and the Wailers—a must-have for every fan of the world music legend.

About the Author

Richie Unterberger is the author of numerous rock history books, including The Unreleased Beatles: Music and Film, which won a 2007 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research in the “Best Discography” division of the “Best Research in Recorded Rock Music” category. His other books include Fleetwood Mac: The Ultimate Illustrated History and Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History. He is a frequent contributor to MOJO and Record Collector, and he teaches courses on rock music history at the College of Marin, the University of San Francisco, and City College of San Francisco.

Praise For…

"This book is a perfect companion to the new 2024 Marley movie biopic, named “One Love.” By reading this book, you can delve deeper into the story and themes of the biographical film to gain a better understanding of the life and legacy of Bob Marley."Sandbox World
Product Details
ISBN: 9780760388679
ISBN-10: 0760388679
Publisher: Motorbooks
Publication Date: January 16th, 2024
Pages: 208
Language: English