Today I share with you an interview that Richard Cromelin conducted with Bob Marley in 1975. The interview, published in Rolling Stone magazine on 11 September 1975, provides insight into Rastafari, the use of ganja as a sacrament, and Babylon. The article also includes a short piece by Richard Cromelin called “An Herbal Meditation with Bob Marley.” I have included an audio file of this interview.
The interview was conducted at the Tropicana Hotel in Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA hotel during Bob Marley and the Wailers‘ U.S. Natty Dread tour. They are in L.A. to play 5 consecutive shows at the world-famous Roxy on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. This tour introduces Bob Marley and the Wailers to a fickle, and mostly skeptical U.S. audience, however it is attended by the who’s who of Hollywood celebrities.
MANY THANKS TO DOC JAH FOR CONTRIBUTING THIS ARTICLE TO THE LIBRARY. HE HAS ONE OF THE BEST REGGAE WEBSITES ON THE WEB!
I have also included a review of the opening night concert by Richard Cromelin from the L.A. Times.
By Richard Cromelin
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