Words by Jesse Serwer and Martei Korley—
Bob Marley has influenced a lot of people, but he had many influences, too. In their early years, Bob and The Wailers did versions of songs by the Beatles, Tom Jones and Jr. Walker, to name a few. And no one had a bigger impact on their music than Curtis Mayfield, whose group The Impressions was covered several times by The Wailers in their early days at Jamaica’s Studio One. Read on for a rundown of all of Bob’s most notable interpretations of other people’s songs.