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Bob Marley: The undisputed world ambassador of reggae

Chris Salewicz, History of Rock, The, 1983

BOB MARLEY ALMOST SINGLE-HANDEDLY introduced reggae music to European and American audiences and, more than any other artist, was responsible for establishing it as a major force in popular music, worthy of comparison with rock’n’roll or the blues. As his fame spread, he became a legendary figure, revered as a prophet of hope by the downtrodden and oppressed for his championing of populist political movements.

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