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Listen to Vivien Goldman discuss Bob Marley’s legacy at RBMA Radio

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On what would have been Bob Marley’s 70th birthday Friday, Marley biographer Vivien Goldman discussed the reggae legend’s legacy on the Red Bull Music Academy Radio Show.

Vivien Goldman, a British writer, musician and punk expert who wrote the first Marley biography, spoke with RBMA Chairman Jefferson Mao on the power of Marley’s protest music with the Wailers.

Listen to the show here, then listen to The Wailers’ “Burnin’ and Lootin’.” The words are immediately incendiary and are just as strong today as when Marley first wrote them. The rest of the music off the 1973 album, “Burnin,'” is just as powerful, such as “I Shot the Sheriff” and “Get Up, Stand Up,” taking on a more military tone than in Marley’s previous records.

If you were going to start listening to Bob Marley, this era is a good place to start.

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