On This Day: Bob Marley Releases Exodus

Six months before Bob Marley and the Wailers released their ninth studio album Exodus, Marley almost lost his life.

On December 3, 1976, two assassins tore into the band’s rehearsal space in Kingston, Jamaica and opened fire with four automatic weapons. Everybody in the room threw themselves to the floor or hid in the bathroom.

Marley was almost shot in the chest, but Don Taylor pushed him to the floor, and the bullet lodged itself in his arm. It would remain there until his death, as doctors said removing it could cause nerve damage in his fingers.

Nobody died from the flurry of bullets.


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Who Said It: Bob Marley Or Bob Dylan?

It’s the Battle of the Bobs.

Both Bob Marley and Bob Dylan had a significant impact on the music world, with the power of their poetry at the forefront.

There have been countless times the words of Dylan and Marley have impacted our lives for the better.

We’re looking at ten quotes said by both artists. Can you guess which of the two said what?

Mark your responses and see the correct answers at the bottom!

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1. “All I can do is be me, whoever that is.”

a) Bob Marley
b) Bob Dylan

2. “He not busy being born is busy dying.”

a) Bob Marley
b) Bob Dylan


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The Top 20 Telephone Anthems

The telephone was patented this week in 1876 by none other than Canadian innovator Alexander Graham Bell.

Thanks to this nifty little invention, music fans have been able to do so much more. Things like calling our loved ones about new records being released, order concert tickets remotely, and even take our music on-the-go with us… it’s been an incredible 141 years since!

Bell’s contribution to society has also affected the way musicians write songs: once distant lovers can now be reached on a whim (or they can ignore voicemails much easier…)

Even as phones have become smaller, more portable, and closer to our hip than ever, it still continues to be a focal point in many lyrics.

Phones have inspired many countless hits, and we’re counting down our Top 20 landline anthems!

Blondie – Call Me

Todd Rundgren – Hello It’s Me

The Beatles – Hello, Goodbye


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20 Great Reggae Songs To Get You Through Winter

As the winter blues continue to wear out their welcome, we’re trying to bring a little sunshine back into our lives.

We could go outside and build a snowman… or we could stay in with a hot cup of cocoa and curl up with a great soundtrack!

We’ll go for the latter. Here are twenty reggae songs to help you get through the worst of winter. Spring, we’re ready for you!

Ziggy Marley – “Tomorrow People”

Peter Tosh – “Legalize It”


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Gord Downie JUNOs

2018 JUNO Nominees Announced: See The Full List

Another year, another round of celebrations for awesome Canadian music.

The 2018 JUNO nominees were announced today, and among the potential winners include Gord Downie, Diana Krall and Bruce Cockburn.

The awards will be handed out during JUNO week in March.

Take a look at the full list of nominations below:

JUNO Fan Choice

Presented by TD

Jessie Reyez
Shawn Hook
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd
Walk Off The Earth
Justin Bieber
Alessia Cara


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