New York: E.P. Dutton, 1984. 1st US Edition. Small folio, publisher's photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps.
First authorized biography of the visionary reggae superstar. Heralded as an essential classic by Marley scholars and fans alike, this intimate and comprehensive survey charts the singer's career and personal life with original interviews (with Marley along with his wife, Rita, who also provides the volume's foreword; his mother, Cedella Booker; his longtime lover and father to Damian Marley, Cindy Breakspeare, and more), brief biographies of major Marley-adjacent figures, a map of tour routes, an extensive spread of newspaper and magazine article facsimiles, album recaps, and a vivid compilation of photos including live performance shots and candids. Compiled, edited, and with text by musicologist Dermot Hussey and performing artist and producer Malika Lee Whitney. Illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white photos and reproductions. Published simultaneously in Jamaica. Moderate creasing and edgewear to wraps, minor dampstaining to bottom margin of first few leaves. Very good. Item #2959