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Bob Marley shot dead, 1976

This article appeared in several U.S. newspapers on December 5, 1976. On 3 December 1976, two days before Smile Jamaica, a free concert organized by the Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley in an attempt to ease tension between two warring political… Continue Reading

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Rare Bob Marley Interview & More: Swing Magazine, July/August 1975

Included here is a real rarity.  Swing Magazine was a Jamaican reggae and entertainment magazine that was popular in the 1970s.  In this issue, published in July 1975, we get a rare early look into Marley’s life as he talks… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley: A rhythm that played peacemaker (Guardian, May 20, 1978)

Included here is Robin Denselow’s summation of her trip to Jamaica in April 1978 for the One Love Peace Concert.  The article is interesting for several reasons.   We find Lee Perry dancing crazily in the Black Ark studio, just months before… Continue Reading

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MARLEY REVISITED, Publisher to re-issue best seller in February 2013

MARLEY and Me, the sensational tell-all book by Bob Marley’s former manager Don Taylor, will be re-released in February by LMH Publishing. Mike Henry, head of LMH Publishing, told the Jamaica Observer that it should be available in time for the reggae… Continue Reading