Bob Marley

Bob Marley (Robert Nesta Marley), 1945–81, Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, and guitarist. As a member of the Wailers, a reggae band that included Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh, and later on his own, Marley propelled reggae to worldwide popularity. His commitment to nonviolence and the Rastafarian religion are transparent in his music, and his smoky tenor and loping reggae beat combined to enhance the appeal of his political message. Marley and his songs remain enormously popular throughout the world.

See biographies by A. Boot and V. Goldman (1982), T. White (1983, rev. ed. 2006), C. J. Farley (2006), and D. Burnett (2009); R. Steffens, So Much Things To Say: The Oral History of Bob Marley (2017); studies by V. Goldman (2006) and J. Toynbee (2009); discography by R. Steffens and L. J. Pierson (2005).

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2018, The Columbia University Press.

Bob Marley: Selected full-text books and articles

Bob Marley: A Biography By David V. Moskowitz Greenwood Press, 2007
Everywhere Is War: Peace and Violence in the Life and Songs of Bob Marley By Laurier, Brent Hagerman Wilfrid Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Vol. 24, No. 3, Fall 2012
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Bob Marley Live By Jacobson, Mark Natural History, Vol. 104, No. 11, November 1995
The Rastafarians By Leonard E. Barrett Beacon Press, 1997
Artists, Writers, and Musicians: An Encyclopedia of People Who Changed the World By Michel-André Bossy; Thomas Brothers; John C. McEnroe Oryx Press, 2001
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