Over the next several days, I will be sharing a profile of Bob Marley that was originally published in the New York Times Magazine in September and October 1977. This 5-part series was also published in the Jamaica Gleaner.
You will not find a more thorough examination of Marley amid his success in the mid-to-late 70s. By this point, Bob Marley and the Wailers have achieved international success with the Rastaman Vibration and Exodus albums. In 1977, they are on the cusp of becoming international superstars, the likes of which had only been achieved by The Beatles.
The article included here is Part 1 of the 5-part piece. It was published in the Jamaica Gleaner on September 28, 1977. I have included a link to the 5-part series on Issuu. You can also access Issuu by clicking on the image below.
I will feature Part 2 of the profile tomorrow.