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Once Upon A Crime | True Crime

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Join me as I dive into some of the most fascinating and thought provoking true crime stories told one chapter at a time. Kidnappings, murders, mysterious disappearances, serial killers, celebrity crime and more will be covered.


Episode 147: Rocktober: The Bob Marley Assassination Attempt

Bob Marley went from singing R&B harmonies in Trenchtown, Kingston, Jamaica to becoming a pioneer of reggae music, bringing his own blend of reggae, rock and ska music to a global audience. But as a popular figure in Jamaica, he was unwillingly thrust into the country’s political strife.  The situation became so dangerous for Marley that on December 3, 1976, he became a target of assassins. 

Several resources were used in the research for this episode including: 

Chris Salewicz, Bob Marley: The Untold Story, (New York: Faber and Faber), 2010., "Bob Marley",

Vivien Goldman, The Guardian, "Dread, beat and blood", July 16, 2006. 

Hua Hsu, The New Yorker, "Manufacturing Bob Marley", July 17, 2017

Mike Lanchin, BBC World Service, "I was there when gunmen tried to kill Bob Marley," December 4, 2016. 

Kief Davidson, Remastered: Who Shot the Sheriff?, Netflix, 2015. 


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Music Credits: 

Music from

Sunny Rasta" by Alexander Nakarada ( License: CC BY (

"Stealth Groover" by Kevin MacLeod ( CC BY (

"Dub Feral" by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC BY (


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