Quote of the Day: Bob Marley on the Power of Music

The reggae icon on how great music engulfs you.

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Bob Marley

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You can read this lyric from the song “Trenchtown Rock” (1971) by Bob Marley, and additional quotes from Marley, in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Listen to the song here.

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