If you’re a fan of reggae and Bob Marley you’ll want to check out Bob Marley and The Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History! I was sent a copy of this book that was released on September 1st, and it’s a page turner both in information and visual imagery.
A hardcover you’ll want to display on the coffee table, Bob Marley and The Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History features 300 images of rare memorabilia, as well as fantastic performance and candid off-stage photography. Each one helps tell the story of Marley & The Wailers’ amazing and influential career, that helped establish reggae’s global popularity and is still impacting millions of fans today.
More than three decades after Bob Marley’s death, Bob Marley and the Wailers remain among the most famous bands of all time. With over 75 million albums sold worldwide, an appeal that spans generations, and still influencing artists today, their legacy is something most other acts only dream of. Their evolution from an early-60s Jamaican ska group to international superstars was not just improbable but unprecedented for an act from a third-world nation.
Author Richie Unterberger examines all aspects of their career in Bob Marley and the Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History. A few of the things you’ll learn about while reading it include:
- Their role in spreading reggae music around the globe. From the early days, their recorded output, as well as the roles and careers of other Wailers, most notably Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer.
- The influence of the Rastafari movement on the musicians’ lives and music.
- Controversial incidents like the breakup of the original Wailers in the mid-1970s; the attempted assassination of Marley in 1976; and his premature death in 1981.
Learn more about Bob Marley and The Wailers: The Ultimate Illustrated History!