|aSo much things to say :|bthe oral history of Bob Marley /|ctext and photographs by Roger Steffens ; introduction by Linton Kwesi Johnson.
|aOral history of Bob Marley
|aNew York, NY :|bW.W. Norton & Co.,|c2018.
|axxvii, 436 p. :|bill. ;|c21 cm.
|aFirst published in hardcover, 2017.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIn So Much Things To Say, Steffens draws on a lifetime of scholarship to tell the story of Marley's childhood abandonment, his formative years in Trench Town, his seemingly meteoric rise to international fame and his tragic death at 36. Weaving together the voices of Rita Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer--as well as band members, family and friends--Steffens reveals extraordinary new details, dispels myths and highlights the most dramatic elements of Marley's life; his psychic abilities and his overriding commitment to the peace and love message of Rastafari.
|aMarley, Bob|xFriends and associates|vInterviews.
Renowned reggae historian Roger Steffens riveting oral history of Bob Marley life draws on four decades of intimate interviews with band members, family, lovers, and confidantsany speaking publicly for the first time. Hailed by the New York Times Book Review as a rucial voice?in the documentation of Marley legacy, Steffens spent years traveling with the Wailers and taking iconic photographs. Through eyewitness accounts of vivid sceneshe future star auditioning for Coxson Dodd; the violent confrontation between the Wailers and producer Lee Perry; the attempted assassination (and conspiracy theories that followed); the artist tragic death from cancero Much Things to Say tells Marley story like never before. What emerges is a legendary figure ho feels a bit more human?(The New Yorker).