Bob Marley 70th anniversary tribute- Newsweek Magazine Edition Hits US + music video

Relax with the Best Music Of Bob Marley

Bob Marley 70th anniversary tribute- Newsweek Magazine Edition Hits US + music video

Published:Monday | January 4, 2016 | – Dave Rodney – Jamaica Gleaner

Bob Marley

A Newsweek Magazine special issue billed as the official 70th anniversary Bob Marley tribute, and entirely dedicated to the Marleys, reggae, rocksteady, ska and Jamaica, has just hit news stands across the United States.

The 100-page feature chronicles the life and the legacy of Bob Marley, Jamaica’s gifted son, whose music and cultural ideology inspired and riveted the lives of millions of multi-racial music fans across the globe.   

The editorial spread is accompanied by more than a hundred rarely seen colour and black and white photographs of Bob Marley, his children, the Wailers and other reggae pioneers like ‘Coxsone’ Dodd.

One of the captivating black and white images dates back to 1966 at the wedding of Bob and Rita before Bob started growing dreadlocks.

Another photograph revisits the Is This Love video shoot in 1978 in London that gave a seven-year-old girl called Naomi Campbell an early taste of the spotlight.

Much of the narrative is told by the children of Bob Marley. Son Ziggy Marley expounds on the enduring works of his father.

Another son, Stephen Marley, recalls the night his parents were shot, and daughter Cedella zooms in on her dad’s world-changing relevance.

“My siblings and I are honoured and blessed with the Marley name and heritage of music and are proud our children will continue his legendary message through their own music, inspiring generations to come,” Cedella Marley affirmed in the Newsweek special edition.

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  • guyaneseonline  On 01/12/2016 at 1:05 am

    Everything Gonna Come To Light
    (Celebrating The Legend: Bob Marley- 1945-1981)
    – Poem by Leonard Dabydeen

    No, oh no, no, no …
    Is not the natty dread lock
    What catch me eye, me eye;
    I look at his face
    See the pain, the pain
    Like you see naked rain …
    Hear the music playing, playing:
    Everybody no cry, no cry
    Let the music play, play Almighty
    With love in the eye, the eye …
    Listen to history of man-
    Reggae drum a talk:
    No lie, no lie …
    Everything gonna come to light.

    Leonard Dabydeen

  • walter  On 01/12/2016 at 8:21 am

    Read somewhere the Marley estate now makes tons of money with the “Marley Drinks” and will surpass the music money. If true that is good Karma, so many others became rich off of his legacy.

  • Clyde Duncan  On 01/12/2016 at 5:56 pm

    Surinam-born, Mitchell Brunings ….

  • Gigi  On 01/13/2016 at 12:56 pm

    So the guy spent his life wailing against colonialism and the white man, but where did he go when he became ill? Not Cuba, with its outstanding medical treatment, and fighting the same fight he proposed to be doing. He first went to Germany then America, where he died in a hospital in Miami. Actions speak louder than words, no?

  • dhanpaulnarine  On 01/13/2016 at 2:59 pm

    One of my heroes Cheddi Jagan spent most of his life attacking America as the big bad wolf. Cheddi got sick and his helicopter went to a certain country. They even gave him a 21 gun salute. You know the rest.

  • demerwater  On 01/14/2016 at 8:57 am

    How long I live depends upon my Creator. How well I live, depends upon me. At about 10.00 am, one day, very many years ago, I suffered a detached retina. I contacted my Primary Care Physician; and after a series of seamless events, the ‘tear’ was reattached by ‘Laser’ surgery just after 5.00pm. Which prompts me to say, “It is a misfortune to fall ill; but if you have a choice, fall ill in the USA”.
    It is quite likely that some time in the future I may choose to get treated in Brazil or India. Depends upon greatest chance of cure – nothing more; nothing less.

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