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Catch a Fire : The Life of Bob Marley - Timothy White

Catch a Fire

The Life of Bob Marley

Paperback

Published: 2nd May 2006
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The classic biography of reggae legend Bob Marley, updated and revised for the twenty-fifth anniversary of his death
Bob Marley left an indelible mark on modern music, both as a reggae pioneer and as an enduring cultural icon. "Catch a Fire," now a classic of rock biography, delves into the life of the leader of a musical, spiritual, and political explosion that continues today.
Under the supervision of the author's widow and with the collaboration of a Marley expert, this fourth edition contains a wealth of new material, including many revisions made by the author before his untimely death. An appendix to the new edition chronicles Marley's legacy in recent years, as well as the ongoing controversy over the possibility that Marley's remains might be exhumed from Nine Mile, Jamaica, and reburied in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where hundreds of Rastafarians live. The new edition also contains an expanded discography and is factually updated throughout.
"Probably the finest biography ever written about a popular musician."
--"San Francisco"" Chronicle"
"As close as rock journalism comes to transcendent literature."
"--Playboy"
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"White has a deep appreciation for reggae's immediacy, hypnotic power, and contradictions . . . An exhaustively researched labor of love."
--"Chicago"" Sun-Times "
One of the most prominent music journalists of the twentieth century, Timothy White wrote extensively on Bob Marley, reggae, and Caribbean music and culture for "Rolling Stone," "The New York Times," and other leading publications. His close contact with Marley, his family, and inner circle of friends led to his being granted access to private papers, photographs, and memorabilia. White died in 2002. In the quarter century since his death, Bob Marley's stature as reggae superstar and pop culture icon has only grown. Timothy White's definitive biography paints a lasting portrait of the man and his times, taking readers deep into the life of the lionized musician. Rooted in a love for and understanding of Marley's music, "Catch a Fire" is also a social history of Marley's origins in Jamaica and the Rasta movement. This fourth edition contains a wealth of new material, as well as an expanded and updated discography. "White has a deep appreciation for reggae's immediacy, hypnotic power, and contradictions . . . An exhaustively researched labor of love."--"Chicago Sun-Times" "Probably the finest biography ever written about a popular musician."--"San Francisco Chronicle" "A great book."--"The Daily Gleaner" (Jamaica) "White has a deep appreciation for reggae's immediacy, hypnotic power, and contradictions . . . An exhaustively researched labor of love."--"Chicago Sun-Times" "Superb . . . As fine and moving a biography as Marley could have wanted."--"New Musical Express"

ISBN: 9780805080865
ISBN-10: 0805080864
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 556
Published: 2nd May 2006
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 16.358  x 2.515
Weight (kg): 0.59