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Survival Rehearsal Recordings, 1979

Survival is an album with an outwardly militant theme which explores the themes of black nationalism, Pan-African solidarity, and injustice at all levels. Marley took a great risk in releasing such a politically and racially charged album, especially after releasing such a mellow album in Kaya the year...
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Bob Marley Does Australia, Builds New Studio 1979

Australia 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 The Hordern Pavillion] (5:11) 04. Them...
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“Bad Card” Banned in Jamaica 1980

In 1980, upon the release of the single “Bad Card” from the Uprising album, the Jamaican government moves to ban the song from Jamaican airwaves because of it’s negative political connotations.  Bob Marley, a Peoples National Party supporter, sees two of his songs from the Uprising album (“Bad...
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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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