Bob Marley Experience

January 1, 2014 @ 1:45 pm
Bob Marley Experience
Montego Bay

The Half Moon Shopping Village, just five miles east of downtown Montego Bay, is home to the Bob Marley Experience. A video documentary screened in a 68-seat auditorium tells the story of this great reggae singer. Visitors can buy T-shirts, CDs, videos and other Marley memorabilia from the shop next door.

Bob Marley’s compliation album, Legend has sold 15 million copies since the singer’s death of cancer in 1981. The album Catch a Fire, recorded in 1972 and made with the Wailers – Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer – was the first step on their march to world recognition. Marley now has 23 albums to his name (a few of them published posthumously) and was responsible for recording classic reggae hits such as One LoveI Shot the Sheriff and No Woman, No Cry.

Marley was born in Nine Mile, a small rural village in the Parish of St Ann, not far from Montego Bay in the mountainous hinterland of western Jamaica. This is where he is also buried and it is possible to visit his mauseoleum and tour his childhood home.

An inspiration to countless Jamaican musicians, as well as lovers of peace, humility and talent around the globe, the legacy of Bob Marley lives on. Eric Clapton described him thus: “I’d say he was a great lyric writer, a musical genius and a great leader of men.” Long live Robert Nesta Marley!

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