Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Bob Marley Covers a 'Special Newsweek Edition'; The Official 70th Anniversary Tribute

Jamaica Gleaner - A Newsweek magazine special issue billed as the official 70th Anniversary Bob Marley Tribute - and entirely dedicated to the Marleys, reggae, rocksteady, ska and Jamaica - has just hit news stands across the United States.

The 100-page article chronicles the life and the legacy of Bob Marley, Jamaica's humble and gifted son of Trench Town whose music and cultural ideology inspired the lives of millions of multi-racial music fans across the globe.

The editorial spread is accompanied by over 100 rarely seen colour and black and while photographs of Bob Marley, his children, the wailers, and other reggae pioneers like Coxsone Dodds. One of the captivating black and while images dates back to 1966 at the wedding of Bob and Rita before Bob started growing dreadlocks. Another remarkable photograph revisit the Is This Love video shoot in 1978 in London that gave a seven-year old Naomi Campbell an early taste of the spotlight....read more

Gleaner Writer - Dave Rodney
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