It is early spring 1977 in London. Bob Marley recently arrived from Jamaica, fleeing for his life after an assassination attempt at his home in December 1976. He is also there to finalize Exodus, the album that will break The Wailers internationally. He is also planning to tour the UK during the summer of 1977.
There’s one problem though.
Several venues have banned Jamaican musicians from performing because of robberies and violence during the Rastaman Vibration tour in 1976.
Jamaica Gleaner, March 1, 1977