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'Wha' Frighten Dem'? Bob Marley's 'Message' Today

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“ My father had a true revolutionary spirit that continues to inspire and empower people of all ages and ethnicities”

Cedella Marley, music legend Bob Marley’s oldest child

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R3membering the Hon. Bob Marley

So, Jamaica’s most famous son The Hon. Bob Marley, 'the most followed deceased entertainer', with more than 70 million Facebook followers, not to mention a healthy series of business enterprises bearing his name, would have turned 74 this February, (2019).

Birthday tributes flowed, reminding us of 'his essential message of both peace and revolution which continues to speak to people of all backgrounds, today.' And, 'Bob Marley Fever' could easily be found: - This way for tributes -

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October, 2019

October, 2019

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Linda P - Shorditch, London

Linda P - Shorditch, London

British Afro-Caribbeans

Back then, in the seventies, Linda (top picture) a former Hairdresser from Chiswick recalls it all.

How from the Lycem to Hammersmith Palais, the Rainbow, British Afro-Caribbean youth (and their white mates) went to all his gigs - "we followed the Hon. everywhere" says Linda.

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We were 'chained to the rhythm'- metaphorically - she adds whimsically, and no surprise as, according to the blurb, his shows were regarded as 'pivotal in boosting the self-image of young British Afro-Caribbeans', them and the London massive, which helped 'the Marley spirit spread to the rest of the world'.

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'Bob Marley (1945-1981): remains one of most listened to musicians of the twentieth century and is often described as the first superstar to have emerged from the developing world, blazing a trail for other artists.

There's more. A 'plaque' honouring the 'duppy conquerer' (see Urban dictionary) will mark the house in Chelsea where he and the Wailers lived in 1977.

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