Friday, May 11, 2012

Turn Up the Sound - Remembering Bob Marley

Today we celebrate the life of reggae singer Bob Marley, who died of cancer on this date in 1981 at just thirty-six years of age. When Marley was buried a few days later, the final eulogy at his funeral was given by the Jamaican Prime Minister, Edward Seaga, who said this:

"His voice was an omnipresent cry in our electronic world. His sharp features, majestic looks, and prancing style a vivid etching on the landscape of our minds. Bob Marley was never seen. He was an experience which left an indelible imprint with each encounter. Such a man cannot be erased from the mind."

The track "Is This Love" is among the more well-known Marley classics. I particularly enjoy this Sesame Street-esque video for the song, which features footage of Marley smiling and dancing and frolicking with happy children.

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