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“Movement of Jah people…”

Here we have several rarely heard versions from the Exodus album, which was voted by Time magazine as the album of the millenium. 1. Exodus Advert 2. Natural Mystic (Countryman Version) 3. Exodus (12″ mix) Jamaica Gleaner, June 27, 1977 Rolling Stone, July 14, 1977 CLICK TO READ...
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Bob Marley and the Wailers: Top Of The Pops

Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television program, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006. It was traditionally shown every Thursday evening on BBC One, before being moved to Fridays in 1996,...
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Robberies, Violence During Rastaman Vibration Tour

It is early spring 1977 in London.  Bob Marley recently arrived from Jamaica, fleeing for his life after an assassination attempt at his home in December 1976.  He is also there to finalize Exodus, the album that will break The Wailers internationally. He is also planning to tour...
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Bob Marley: New York Times Magazine (Parts 3 & 4)

This is Parts 3 and 4 of a 5-part series originally published in the New York Times Magazine and the Jamaica Gleaner on September 30, 1977 profiling Bob Marley in 1977. You will not find a more thorough examination of Marley amid his success in the mid-to-late 70s....
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Bob Marley: New York Times Magazine (Part 2)

CLICK HERE TO READ PART 1 This is Part 2 of a 5-part series originally published in the New York Times Magazine on September 29, 1977 profiling Bob Marley in 1977. You will not find a more thorough examination of Marley amid his success in the mid-to-late 70s....
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Experience MarleyMania! New York Times Magazine 1977

Over the next several days, I will be sharing a profile of Bob Marley that was originally published in the New York Times Magazine in September and October 1977.  This 5-part series was also published in the Jamaica Gleaner. You will not find a more thorough examination of...
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“Exodus: Movement Of Jah People”

Profile and Interview by Vivien Goldman Photographs from the 1977 Exodus Tour I seem to be sharing a lot of Vivien Goldman on this blog.  It’s not by design.  Vivien just found a way to present reggae music and its artists in such a way that no one...
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Jah Punk: New Wave Digs Reggae by Vivien Goldman

As a bookend to an exciting week of Marley-related posts, I leave you with one of my favorite articles by noted journalist and Wailers superfan and biographer Vivien Goldman.  “Jah Punk: New Wave Digs Reggae” was published in Sounds on September 3, 1977-the year of the punk.  It...
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