Bob Marley

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Sean Paul's teenage obsessions: 'My Coventry grandmother cooked me bubble and squeak'
Ahead of two new albums this spring, the dancehall superstar recalls the poignancy of his first love, and how water polo took his mind off his imprisoned father

As told to Dave Simpson

11, Mar, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Bunny Wailer obituary
Founder member of the Wailers whose debut solo album Blackheart Man is regarded as one of reggae’s finest

Peter Mason

04, Mar, 2021 @12:56 PM

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'We're jabbing': Covid vaccine song remakes, from Bob Marley to Madness
Dolly Parton’s rendering of Jolene prompts host of suggestions including Black Lace’s Jab-a-doo

Mark Brown and Rachel Obordo

03, Mar, 2021 @5:02 PM

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The brilliant Bunny Wailer pushed reggae forward on his own terms
The Jamaican star, who has died aged 73, returned to his roots after global fame with Bob Marley to deepen and diversify reggae with a powerful sense of creative freedom

Lloyd Bradley

03, Mar, 2021 @4:49 PM

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Bunny Wailer, last surviving founder member of the Wailers, dies aged 73
Reggae artist and three-time Grammy winner found worldwide fame alongside Bob Marley in the early 1970s

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

02, Mar, 2021 @5:21 PM

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Advice on fasting is just slowing down | Brief letters
Brief letters: Teacher assessments | Common sense | Diet advice | Live albums | Signs of spring

Letters

28, Feb, 2021 @5:06 PM

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Director of Bob Marley musical sceptical about UK theatre's progress on diversity
Clint Dyer fears industry efforts may not include recognition and compensation for the past

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

01, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Bob Marley's 30 greatest songs – ranked!
As Tuff Gong releases a limited edition series of Marley albums, we pick the greatest work of reggae’s biggest star

Alexis Petridis

19, Nov, 2020 @12:00 PM

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A Brief History of Seven Killings: unwieldy, occasionally tedious – and magnificent
A book about Bob Marley, told by everyone but Bob Marley – in the vein of Gay Talese or James Ellroy, Marlon James’s Booker winner brings in a dozen competing voices

Sam Jordison

20, Oct, 2020 @2:02 PM

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A Brief History of Seven Killings is shocking but not gratuitous
The Kingston, Jamaica, that Marlon James depicts in the mid-1970s may be fiction, but it is drawn from hard and bloody fact

Sam Jordison

13, Oct, 2020 @9:07 AM

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A thousand teardrops: how doo-wop kickstarted Jamaica's pop revolution
A pair of new compilations trace the roots of reggae’s sublime songcraft back to the influence of 1950s crooners, with their close harmonies and swooning romance

Sean O’Hagan

12, Oct, 2020 @2:44 PM

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Salute Toots Hibbert – a reggae pioneer to rival Bob Marley | Kenan Malik
The late singer was at the heart of an extraordinary collision of music, culture and politics

Kenan Malik

13, Sep, 2020 @5:45 AM

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