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Reggae Rousers

This is one of the very first articles that appeared in The Guardian that mentions the word “reggae.”  Written by journalist Robin Denselow and published on August 9, 1973, the article only gives a slight hint of the wave that… Continue Reading

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Peter Tosh Tour of Australia, 1983

It is during March 1983 that Peter Tosh takes his Mama Africa global tour to Australia and New Zealand.  Here is a listing of the Australian dates and venues to the best of our knowledge: MARCH 10 HORDERN PAVILLION SYDNEY AUSTRALIA MARCH… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley Interview, “Nightmoves,” Australia, 1979 (Video)

Rare television interview with Bob during the 1979 tour through Australia and New Zealand.  Many thanks to our friend Frank for seeding this gem at www.reggaetraders.net. Related articles Bob Marley: Better Off Dread (midnightraverblog.com) MIDNIGHT RAVER’S Bob Marley Singles Vinyl… Continue Reading

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I’ll be RIFFIN’ w/ Dermot Hussey on Friday and Sunday!

THE FRIDAY RIFF 2/8, 7 pm: A first listen to “DI CAPTAIN”, a new album by Freddie McGregor. “TOOTS LIVE”. Drummer/Producer, Bill Messinetti, and ISLAND HEAD, bring A PUNKY  REGGAE PARTY to the FRIDAY RIFF. THE SUNDAY RIFF,2/10, 5.10 pm:… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley Does Australia, Builds New Studio 1979

Bob Marley & The Wailers Live At The Hordern Pavillion Sydney, Australia Friday, April 27, 1979 01. Positive Vibration [Live At The Hordern Pavillion] (5:15) 02. Concrete Jungle [Live At The Hordern Pavillion] (5:21) 03. Burnin’ And Lootin’ [Live At… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley on 60 Minutes: An Interview with Dan Rather, 1979

60 Minutes is a highly respected news program that plays on CBS television in the U.S. on Sunday evenings.  It has been a stable of Sunday evening television viewing for almost 40 years. Bob Marley appears throughout this 1979 profile… Continue Reading