Vor dreißig Jahren starb Bob Marley in Miami an Krebs im Alter von nur 36 Jahren. R.I.P., Bobby. Von The Root:
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the death of a true musical pioneer, a man whose impact transcended class, race and culture all over the world. The reggae legend inspired an almost spiritual following among a diverse set of believers, who expressed their devotion in iconography as varied as indigenous Australian shrines and posters on college-dorm-room walls.
But the question must be asked: Why do so many people connect with Marley? The answer is fairly simple: Marley was an everyman, a gentle soul and a revolutionary. Many have identified with his humble upbringing in the tiny island of Jamaica, the Pan-African beliefs stemming from his Rastafarian faith, and his advocacy of social justice. When he penned politically charged songs like "I Shot the Sheriff" and "Get Up Stand Up," they resonated as far more than mere recordings. They were calls to action.
[update] DJ Zebra vs Bob Marley (via Rebels), spOnline EinesTages: Auf Tour mit Bob Marley – Als der Messias mein Gras rauchte