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Bob Marley
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QualityRX: online drugstore Bob Marley was a hero figure, in the classic mythological sense. His departure from this planet came at a point when his vision of One World, One Love -- inspired by his belief in Rastafari -- was beginning to be heard and felt. The last Bob Marley and the Wailers tour in 1980 attracted the largest audiences at that time for any musical act in Europe.   Bob's story is that of an archetype, which is why it continues to have such a powerful and ever-growing resonance: it embodies political repression, metaphysical and artistic insights, gangland warfare and various periods of mystical wilderness. And his audience continues to widen: to westerners Bob's apocalyptic truths prove inspirational and life-changing; in the Third World his impact goes much further. Not just among Jamaicans, but also the Hopi Indians of New Mexico and the Maoris of New Zealand, in Indonesia and India, and especially in those parts of West Africa from wihch slaves were plucked and taken to the New World, Bob is seen as a redeemer figure returning to lead this   In the clear Jamaican sunlight you can pick out the component parts of which the myth of Bob Marley is comprised: the sadness, the love, the understanding, the Godgiven talent. Those are facts. And although it is sometimes said that there are no facts in Jamaica, there is one more thing of which we can be certain: Bob Marley never wrote a bad song. He left behind the most remarkable body of recorded work. "The reservoir of music he has left behind is like an encyclopedia," says Judy Mowatt of the I-Threes. "When you need to refer to a certain situation or crisis, there will always be a Bob Marley song that will relate to it. Bob was a musical prophet."   The tiny Third World country of Jamaica has produced an artist who has transcended all categories, classes, and creeds through a combination of innate modesty and profound wisdom. Bob Marley, the Natural Mystic, may yet prove to be the most significant musical artist of the twentieth century

Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley OM (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) was a Jamaican singer, songwriter, guitarist, and political activist. He is the most widely known performer of reggae music, and is famous for popularising the genre outside Jamaica. A faithful Rastafari, Marley is regarded by many as a prophet of the religion. Marley is best known for his reggae songs, which include the hits "I Shot the Sheriff", "No Woman, No Cry", "Three Little Birds", "Exodus", "Could You Be Loved", "Jammin", "Redemption Song", and "One Love".His posthumous compilation album Legend (1984) is the best-selling reggae album ever, with sales of more than 12 million copies./////////  

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  • Appeal launched for missing...  |  Dec 06, 2008 13:46:46  |  By Vida Guerra
    Members of the Public Broadcasting Corporation Of Jamaica (PBC-J) are appealing for the return of thousands of original records and musical artefacts that ...View Full Article  View Full Article
  • Hearts of darkness hardened...  |  Dec 06, 2008 13:46:46  |  By Vida Guerra
    It was thought passing fair, in those days, to have Bob Marley and the Wailers play when HMG folded the rag as a postscript to Mr Smith's racist ad...  View Full Article
  • Playhouse director keeps 'A...  |  Dec 06, 2008 13:46:46  |  By Vida Guerra
    ... Todd Lawson as Young and Mature Scrooge, Gregory Procaccino as Jacob Marley/Old Joe, Andy Prosky as Bob Cratchit, Regina Pugh as Mrs. Cratchit,...  View Full Article
  • British publicist for U2, M...  |  Dec 06, 2008 13:46:46  |  By Vida Guerra
    ROB PARTRIDGE, the British music industry veteran who worked as a publicist for Bob Marley and Irish superband U2, has died. Partridge succumbed to...  View Full Article

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