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Wailers live at Lancaster University 1973

Included here is a review of The Wailers’ live performance at Lancaster University, UK, 1973.  The Wailers were in the UK on their first proper tour to promote the Catch A Fire album and they hit Lancaster on April 28, 1973.  The Melody Maker’s David Milton was there...
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The Wailers Do Manchester, 1973/’76

This OK Dave concert poster for The Wailers’ gig at Manchester Polytechnic on Saturday, November 24, 1973 sheds new light on the show, which bombed terribly with less than 200 attending! According to the poster, The Wailers appeared alongside Ingroville & OK Disco. Big up the Manchester District...
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The Wailers Play Matrix, San Francisco 1973

It’s April 1973 and The Wailers have just released their debut album Catch A Fire for Chris Blackwell’s fledgling Island label.  They immediately depart for the UK and US to play shows in support of the new album. Jump to October 1973 and we find the Wailers in...
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Rare 1973 Interview with Bob Marley

As I’ve said before, this is a blog by the fans and for the fans.  The following interview was shared with the Midnight Raver Blog by my good friend Fred from France.  He has a deep reggae archive and he is always willing to share in order to inform the...
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Catch A Fire: Album Overview

I have included an absolute gem for you guys tonight.  My good friend Fred is a noteworthy archivist and collector with extensive knowledge about reggae, especially Bob Marley and the Wailers.  Please visit his website at: CLICK TO OPEN IN ISSUU
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Rare Marley and Tosh Acoustic Session, 1973

Today I am sharing a rare jam session featuring Bob Marley and Peter Tosh circa 1973.  This jam session, recorded by Wailers’ member Lee Jaffe, is one of many that occur at the Island House at 56 Hope Road in 1973.  Music is played around the clock at...
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