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Johnny Cash's Cover of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song"


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Late 1960s and 1970s

By 1964-1965, The Wailers were recording on the Dodd label.  During this period, Marley met and fell in love with Rita Anderson.  In 1966, Marley and Rita were married.  While these were happy times, these were also years of financial hardships.  Although Marley had established himself as a songwriter by 1968, he did not gain international attention until Eric Clapton covered "I Shot the Sheriff" in the 1970s. This version became Billboard's number one hit during the week of September 14, 1974. 

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Eric Clapton's Cover of Bob Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff"

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Annie Lennox's Cover of Bob Marley's "Waiting In Vain"

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This guide was created by Mary Rodriguez-Noble, a MLIS student from Kent State University. The guide was completed as part of her practicum hours.

Johnny Nash's Cover of Bob Marley's "Stir It Up"

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