Bob goes on Grammy display

The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles has launched an exhibit to honour the legacy of reggae superstar Bob Marley. Dubbed ‘Bob Marley, Messenger’, the exhibit opened yesterday, the 30th anniversary of the singer’s death.

According to a release from the Grammy Museum, the exhibit will show that Marley was “private, spiritual, a powerful performer who used his lyrics to give a voice to the disenfranchised”.

Forty artefacts, some from the Marley family’s personal collection, are to be displayed. The statement did not say how long the exhibition will run.

Hard-hitting Message

Marley rose to international fame during the 1970s through a series of hard-hitting message albums such as Natty Dread, Rastaman Vibration and Exodus. He died from cancer, in Miami, at age 36.

Several celebrities have joined the Marley family to celebrate the 30-year milestone, including talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel, and singers Lauryn Hill and Lenny Kravitz.

Marley was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Grammys in 2001.

Source: jamaica-gleaner

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