Hundreds of Unpublished Photos of Bob Marley Will Appear in Rebel Music

(PRWEB) – Rebel Music – Bob Marley and Roots Reggae is a new book from
Genesis Publications,
featuring over 400 photographs, mostly unseen, by Kate Simon. The book will be a
case bound limited edition of 2,000 copies, each signed and numbered by the

The deluxe copies are signed by Eric Clapton, (whose cover of I Shot the
Sheriff, helped make Marley a household name). Patti Smith has written the
foreword to Rebel Music – Bob Marley and Roots Reggae and there will also be
contributions from Chris Blackwell, original Wailer Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett,
the Wailers’ artistic director Neville Garrick and Kate Simon herself, who
became a close friend of Marley in the Seventies.Kate’s intimate personal archive and written recollections span the years 1975
to 1978 and take in the European Tour of 1977, which she covered. Rebel Music
ends with Simon’s shots of Marley’s funeral in May 1981.

Rebel Music also tries to understand and reveal the many sides of the man, whom
Bono summed up as ‘Soul rebel. Rastaman. Herbsman. Natural, mystic man. Lady’s
man. Family man. Rita’s man. Soccer man. Showman. Human. Jamaican!’ Photos and
contributions include:

• The 1975 Lyceum concert
• The One Love Peace concert in Kingston, Jamaica
• Marley, the Rasta philosopher and fighter for human rights
• Marley, the musician and leader
• The footballer and joking man
• Marley, man of the earth with neither possessions nor home
• The Wailers at rest, at play and at home in Jamaica
• Exclusive comments from Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records

Kate Simon has photographed leading figures from the worlds of music, literature
and the arts since the Seventies and says: “At Bob’s funeral I realized that
he was not just a happy, shining person, but someone who was seriously spiritual
and gifted, so this book is more than just a music book

An exhibition of Kate’s photographs will be on view at Govinda Gallery in
Washington DC, from 3rd December 2004 – 8th January 2005.

Genesis Publications publishes books on musical icons of the 20th century. Past
editions have covered the Stones, Beatles, Dylan, Bowie and The Who. Its
sell-out book on the Stones, Exile, featured extensively in the media in
Europe, the United States, Japan and Australia.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.