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'Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley' to Be Published
Published April 19, 2006

On May 1, 2006, Amistad/Harper Collins will publish journalist Christopher John Farley’s new book BEFORE THE LEGEND: THE RISE OF BOB MARLEY, the first major biography of Bob Marley in more than two decades. For the book, Farley interviewed everyone who played a significant role in Marley’s life, including Bunny Wailer, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Rita Marley, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Chris Blackwell and others.

Says Farley: “I wanted to show readers a side of Bob they had never seen before. I wanted to tell them stories about Bob they had never heard before. There have been some interesting things written about Marley in the past, but this book tells the definitive story of his early years. My book sets the record straight by talking to the folks that knew him best--his family and the musicians who played with him.”

Before the Legend contains the first-ever published interviews with some of Marley's "white" family members and uncovers fresh information about the reggae great's family history including the revelation that Marley's father, believed to be "white", was actually a person of color.

It draws from Peter Tosh's "Red X" tapes--secret audio recordings made by the reggae great and Marley bandmate before his death. These excerpts have not been previously published. "I realized that hell is not down yonder, but right here among men," Peter says about the crushing poverty he and Bob faced as youngsters. "But I never fear the devil."

Before the Legend features the most detailed look ever at the making of the classic album "Catch A Fire," with new interviews with every significant musician who worked on the album. It draws on unpublished audio interviews of Marley, as well as rare interviews from the Jamaican press and other sources. The cover features a never-before published photo of Bob Marley by acclaimed photographer Kate Simon.

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