Bob Marley

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From Bowie to Beyoncé: the gateway albums to get into the greatest artists
Keen to explore an artist’s oeuvre but overwhelmed by choice in today’s stream-heavy world? Fear not: from Joni to Fela, Madonna to Miles, our critics tell you which album to begin with

Guardian writers

19, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The 100 greatest BBC music performances – ranked!
As the Beeb celebrates its centenary, we take a look at its most memorable pop moments, from the birth of grime to the first sightings of Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, plus TOTP goes Madchester and countless classic Peel sessions

Guardian music

06, Oct, 2022 @12:12 PM

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Reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff: ‘In England we had to fight to get any kind of recognition’
The musician on his early struggles in London, his enduring appeal and auditioning Bob Marley, and the problem with Jamaican independence

Killian Fox

28, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘I wish I’d written Redemption Song’: Stephen Marley’s honest playlist
Bob Marley’s multiple Grammy-winning son’s musical life is dominated by memories of his father. But which 60s novelty song lives rent free in his head?

As told to Rich Pelley

20, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The Islander by Chris Blackwell review – maverick who brought Bob Marley to the masses
This compelling autobiography charts the rise of the Island Records founder who became as much of a legend as the acts he championed

Neil Spencer

12, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Jamming with Jokerman: how Bob Marley and Bob Dylan’s songs powered hit musicals
Olivier award-winner Simon Hale on the thrill of orchestrating two legends’ tracks on Get Up, Stand Up! and Girl from the North Country

Ammar Kalia

31, May, 2022 @1:53 PM

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Director of new Bob Marley movie casts actor with no musical training
‘I was more interested in his acting,’ says Reinaldo Marcus Green in his decision to choose a rising star of British film and theatre to play the king of reggae

Dalya Alberge

01, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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‘Bob Marley turned up in a bad mood’ – Esther Anderson’s best photograph
‘To loosen him up, I got him to run. When he got warm, he took his top off. The camera loved him and he loved to show off’

Interview by Ian Opolot

09, Mar, 2022 @3:33 PM

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Bob Marley One Love Experience review – corporate exhibition can’t satisfy the soul
There are poignant objects and portraits in this ultimately worthwhile tour of the reggae icon’s life – but also ersatz recreations and shallow commerciality

David Katz

03, Feb, 2022 @9:45 AM

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‘Bob wouldn’t be Bob without Rita’: Ziggy Marley on his mother and father
With an exhibition featuring unseen photos of the singer opening in London, his son talks about his father’s passion for sport – and the night he was shot

Rob Walker

23, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Japanese gems, maligned boybands and ‘the Dan’: the best old music Guardian writers discovered this year
In a good year for rummaging through back catalogues, our writers have been delighted by everything from a A1’s embrace of soft rock to the Marvelettes’ ageless glee

Tayyab Amin, Rachel Aroesti, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Michael Cragg, Tara Joshi, Christine Ochefu, Alexis Petridis, Jude Rogers, Dave Simpson, Laura Snapes

23, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Dennis Bovell: ‘I’m still angry about the six months I was jailed, wrongfully’
The reggae musician and producer, 68, tells James McMahon about Bob Marley, Linton Kwesi Johnson, police intimidation, impressing his dad and writing songs in prison to vent his anger

James McMahon

06, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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