Bob Marley Statue Now a Part of Liverpool’s Iconic Memorials

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Bob Marley Statue Now a Part of Liverpool’s Iconic Memorials

In the United Kingdom, Liverpool has become known for its many iconic statues in the city center. The statues honor musicians, football players, community heroes, and even politicians, and each statue has its own unique story. Now, a statue of Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley will join the Liverpool artworks. The statue, which is located on Jamaica Street, is a seven-foot-tall, bronzed memorial of Marley commissioned by the Positive Vibration Festival and created by sculptor Andy Edwards. Marley is being honored for his messages of unity, love, and compassion.

Other musicians have been honored by Liverpool with a representative statue. The Beatles sculpture at Pier Head displays the Fab Four in an artwork unveiled by John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird on the 50th anniversary of the group’s last concert in their home city. At the installation, Baird noted, “It’s very apt that the Beatles are here. What have they done for Liverpool? What haven’t they done for Liverpool?!”
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