As we continue to share with you articles documenting the life of Bob Marley, I am pleased to report that I finally got my hands on a near-mint copy of the Smash Hits issue which was published on August 7, 1980.
The interview occurs just one month prior to The Wailers’ two-night billing with The Commodores at Madison Square Garden in New York City. As many of you know, it is reported that The Wailers draw a larger crowd as an opening act than do The Commodores as the headliner. An audio recording and review of one of the shows can be found HERE.
I will continue to share rare interviews and press clippings throughout Bob’s birthday week. Check back tomorrow for another gem! Enjoy!