Related Artists

U-Roy


Augustus Pablo


Peter Tosh


The Heptones


Tanya Stephens


Morgan Heritage


Anthony B


Buju Banton


Half Pint


Max Romeo

Rita Marley News


Home > Music > M > Marley, Rita > News


Marley,_Rita news RSS feedSubscribe to Rita Marley RSS news feed!

Bob Marley's Widow Rita Settles Trademark Lawsuit

December 3rd, 2012 8:25am EST
Rita Marley
Bob Marley's widow Rita and their nine children have settled a trademark lawsuit with the reggae legend's half-brother.

The Marleys accused Richard Booker of using his connection to the late Three Little Birds hit-maker to promote fish produce and concerts in Miami, Florida under his Mama Marley banner.

They filed a lawsuit for trademark infringement and unauthorized use of the singer's likeness in late 2011, and now both parties have come to an undisclosed agreement after settling the matter out of court.

Booker's lawyer, Robert Scholz, tells TMZ.com, "This was a very sensitive case ...
READ MORE

Review: 'Marley' A Documentary About A Music Legend (Video)

April 20th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
'Marley'
The music of Bob Marley makes me feel really, really good. I could be in the worst mood, stuck in traffic...whatever. All I have to do is click on 'One Love', 'Exodus' or 'No Woman No Cry' and my spirits soar.

However, my knowledge of Bob Marley was limited. I knew that he was a Rastafarian, a Jamaican legend and one incredible songwriter/singer.

After seeing Kevin McDonald's documentary entitled 'Marley' I am happy to report that I now know so much more about Bob Marley the man and why he was and still is one of the greatest musical icons of the 20th century.

Bob Marley brought reggae...
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, July 25

July 25th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Happy Birthday to "Joan of Arcadia" actor Michael Welch (1987), "The Jacket" actor Brad Renfro (1982), Cradle of Filth singer Dani Davey (1973), "Friends" and "Joey" star Matt LeBlanc (1967), "Stir of Echoes" actress Illeana Douglas (1965), Sonic Youth singer Thurston Moore (1958), Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton (1954; d. 1999), reggae singer Rita Marley (1946), "Golden Girl" Estelle Getty (1923), saxophonist Johnny Hodges (1906; d. 1970), actress Lila Lee (1901; d. 1973), and silver screen star Walter Brennan (1894; d. 1974).
READ MORE

Celebrity Birthdays, July 25

July 25th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Matt LeBlanc
Happy Birthday to "Joan of Arcadia" actor Michael Welch (1987), "The Jacket" actor Brad Renfro (1982), Cradle of Filth singer Dani Davey (1973), "Friends" and "Joey" star Matt LeBlanc (1967), "Stir of Echoes" actress Illeana Douglas (1965), Sonic Youth singer Thurston Moore (1958), Chicago Bears legend Walter Payton (1954; d. 1999), reggae singer Rita Marley (1946), "Golden Girl" Estelle Getty (1923), saxophonist Johnny Hodges (1906; d. 1970), actress Lila Lee (1901; d. 1973), and silver screen star Walter Brennan (1894; d. 1974).
READ MORE

Bob Marley 'Africa Unite' Birthday Celebration Announcement

January 22nd, 2006 11:59pm EST
Bob Marley
Rita Marley confirmed that the 61st Bob Marley 'Africa Unite' birthday celebration will take place in Ghana in February 3-6, 2006. Organized by the Rita Marley Foundation and the Bob Marley Foundation the event will feature concerts and educational events. Confirmed artists to date include the Marley Family, the I-Threes, Morgan Heritage and several local bands.

The first 'Africa Unite' concert kicked off in 2005 as part of Bob Marley's 60th Anniversary celebration and brought thousands of people from several countries. The theme, 'Africa Unite,' is inspired by Bob Marley's song featur...
READ MORE

New Bob Marley Tracks To Be Released

October 25th, 2005 1:20pm EDT
Bob Marley
In the year Bob Marley would have turned 60, the past, present and future of his music are celebrated not only with the first Bob Marley & The Wailers greatest hits package to include both his early sides and his Island Records hits but also a new recording and two new remixes. Along with 17 vintage tracks, Africa Unite: The Singles Collection (click for review), released November 8, 2005, spotlights "Slogans," the first new official Marley track released in more than a decade. It is believed Marley recorded the song in a Miami bedroom in 1979. The tapes were kept at Marley's mother's house...
READ MORE