Sunday, February 05, 2012


Happy Earthday Bob

Today in history the greatest lyricist and the Third World's first superstar was born.
Had he lived Bob would have been 67 years old today. Say reggae and immediately you think of the great Marley who brought the music of Jamaica to worldwide audiences. Jan Wenner had this to say at Marley's 1994 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. " He was a true rocker at heart and as a songwriter, he brought the lyrical force of Bob Dylan, the personal charisma of John Lennon, and the essential vocal stylings of Smokey Robinson into one voice.
Much has been said and written about Marley but what stands out for me is the timelessness and the conviction of his words. Songs like "Get up Stand Up,"So much trouble in the world" are as relevant today as when he first penned them. Marley had it right when he uttered these prophetic words "My music will go on forever. Maybe it's a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever". Truer words have never been spoken.

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