Monthly Archives: April 2011

Bob Marley’s Early Years: From Nine Miles To London

Bob Marley’s music transcends politics, language, and cultures. His songs resound on every continent and are especially embraced by the oppressed and those seeking spiritual fulfillment. As esteemed author Charles Shaar Murray noted in his book Crosstown Traffic, “Marley developed into possibly the most extraordinary figure in the history of Western pop culture: not only the acknowledged leader of his chosen musical idiom, but the world’s most prominent spokesman for a religion previously unknown to almost all but its practitioners, and finally the most politically influential recording artist of the 20th century.” Thirty years after his death, he’s still revered as a national hero to his countrymen in Jamaica. Continue reading