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Bob Marley

Singer/Songwriter (6-Feb-1945 — 11-May-1981)


Cedella Marley Booker. Bob Marley, My Son. Taylor Trade. 2003. 272pp.

Stephen Davis. Bob Marley. Dolphin/Schenkman. 1985/1988. 276pp./286pp.

Kwame Dawes. Bob Marley: Lyrical Genius. Sanctuary. 2002. 272pp.

Christopher John Farley. Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley. New York: Amistad. 2006. 216pp.

Colin Grant. I & I: The Natural Mystics: Marley, Tosh and Wailer. Random House. 2011. 320pp.

Cedella Marley with Gerald Hausman. 56 Thoughts from 56 Hope Road: The Sayings and Psalms of Bob Marley. Hampton Roads Publishing. 2002. 80pp.

Cedella Marley with Gerald Hausman. The Boy from Nine Miles: The Early Life of Bob Marley. Hampton Roads. 2002. 55pp.

James Henke. Marley Legend: An Illustrated Life of Bob Marley. Chronicle Books. 2006. 64pp.

Rita Marley with Hettie Jones. No Woman No Cry: My Life with Bob Marley. Hyperion. 2004. 224pp.

Maureen Sheridan. Bob Marley: Soul Rebel - 1962-1981. Thunder's Mouth. 1999. 144pp.

Gregory Stephens. On Racial Frontiers: The New Culture of Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, and Bob Marley. Cambridge University Press. 1999. 342pp.

Bruce W. Talamon; Roger Steffans. Bob Marley: Spirit Dancer. New York: W. W. Norton. 1994. 128pp.

Don Taylor. Marley And Me: The Real Bob Marley Story. Barricade. 1995. 256pp.

Jason Toynbee. Bob Marley: Herald of a Postcolonial World?. Polity. 2007. 263pp.

Timothy White. Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley. Holt, Rinehart and Winston. 1983. 380pp.

Malika Lee Whitney; Dermott Hussey. Bob Marley: Reggae King of the World. Williams Wallac. 1984. 208pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.399)

  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.458)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.975)

  9. Encylopedia of Pop, Rock, and Soul (pp.442-44)

  10. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.621)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.330)

  12. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.3, pp.274-77)

  13. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.346)

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