Marley Book Marks 30th Anniversary Of Clapton's 'sheriff'
04 Jun 2004
Genesis Publications' latest title, Rebel Music: Bob Marley and Roots Reggae, is due to be published at the end of July; exactly 30 years since Eric Clapton took a cover of Marley's 'I Shot The Sheriff' to the top of charts all around the world. To mark the occasion, Eric Clapton has kindly taken time out of his current world tour and signed 350 Deluxe copies of the book.
Eric was one of the first mainstream rock artists to pay serious attention to Marley's music, and his cover was a tremendous help in introducing the Wailers to a worldwide audience.
Rebel Music features over 400 photographs taken from Kate Simon's wonderful archive, spanning Marley's 1975 concerts at London's Lyceum ballroom, to his funeral in Kingston, 1981. Bob's story is told with the help of 24 contributors - friends, musicians and admirers - including Wailers Junior Marvin, Aston 'Family Man' Barrett, Neville Garrick and tour chef and Bob's close friend Antonio 'Gilly' Gilbert, as well as Chris Blackwell, former manager/publisher Danny Sims, Bob's contemporary Junior Delgado, and Clash bassist Paul Simonon. The Introduction is written by Patti Smith.
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