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Bob Marley's legacy continues to shine

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 01:38

May 11 - May 11 marks the 30th anniversary of the reggae star's death. Alicia Powell reports.

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PLEASE NOTE: ENTIRE EDIT IS CONVERTED 4:3 MATERIAL / PART AUDIO AS INCOMING This year marks the 30th anniversary of the death of one of the world's greatest musicians, Bob Marley. High in the Dry Harbour Mountains of Jamaica lies the resting place of the Caribbean nation's unofficial favorite son, Robert Nesta Marley. Garth White, a music history professor at the University of the West Indies, says Marley's spirit lives on. SOUNDBITE: Garth White, Music History Professor at the University of the West Indies, saying (English): "Almost infinitely more powerful in his death then when he was alive." Jamaica's culture and Marley's legacy are seemingly forever intertwined. The music star embraced, popularized and helped develop a way of life that was uniquely Jamaican- from the music he played to the way he dressed and wore his hair. But admiration for Marley certainly isn't restricted to Jamaica. He continues to outsell any other Reggae artist in the world and his sales numbers continue to climb. Chris Blackwell, the former head of Island Record, and the man responsible for signing Bob Marley to the label, says Marley's music is eternal. SOUNDBITE: Chris Blackwell, founder of island records, saying (English): "His music will be around forever. Mozart's music - Mozart still influencing people." The legendary performer died of cancer in 1981 at the age of 36 in Miami, Florida. Alicia Powell, Reuters.

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Bob Marley's legacy continues to shine

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 01:38