by Angus Taylor (www.unitedreggae.com)
When the long-awaited Marley movie was released this year many UK insiders wondered “Where was Delroy Washington?”
Delroy, the London-based Jamaican roots reggae artist and community activist responsible for albums like I Sus (1976) and Rasta (1977) was a close friend and confidant of Bob when they were living in North West London in the early seventies.
Now, following his involvement in the commemorative blue plaque for Dennis Brown at the singer’s Harlseden home, Delroy is helping unveil a similar plaque for Bob at his former dwelling 15 The Circle, in Neasden on Saturday 8th September.
In this exclusive extract from his feature-length forth-coming interview with Angus Taylor for United Reggae, Delroy shares his memories of meeting Bob for the first time in 1971.