Garry Steckles has worked as a newspaper editor in England, Canada, Barbados and the United States. He has written about reggae and all aspects of Caribbean culture in major newspapers and magazines in North America and the Caribbean. He has written for The Sun, The Daily Mail and the News of the World. He currently lives in St Kitts.
'Chronological birth-to-death sketch of Jamaica's premier musician. St. Kitts-based journalist Steckles, one of the reggae icon's more devout devotees, has spent countless moons cataloging all forms of Bob Marley minutiae. From an overview of Wailers' producer Lee 'Scratch' Perry and his notorious royalty rip-offs to a reexamination of the night Marley took a bullet in the arm from an unknown assassin, Steckles squeezes in all the necessary info for Zion Lion neophytes - immensely fresh. - Make no mistake, this debut author can turn a phrase - brimming over with excellent trivia.' - Kirkus Reviews 'In writing this most recent biography, Steckles, a journalist covering reggae and Caribbean culture internationally, had access to the largest Marley archive - well written.'--Library Journal 'Of all the millions of words written about the Jamaican Rasta reggae hero, this book encapsulates the most concise and complete information about Marley ... If you want to place a Marley biography in your library, this is the one to buy.'--Barbara Makeda Blake Hannah, Rastafarian scholar and journalist