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Bob Marley presented with UN Peace Medal, 1978

  The United Nations’ Peace Medal of the Third World was given to Bob Marley on June 15, 1978. in New York City. The late singer and songwriter earned this distinction for his courageous work appealing for justice and peace during a time of political unrest in Jamaica....
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Survival Rehearsal Recordings, 1979

Survival
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

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 Belly Full...
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Peter Tosh: Reclaiming A Wailer

I have included a NPR podcast titled “Reclaiming A Wailer” and a Jamaica Gleaner article that discusses the recording of Tosh’s seminal debut album “Legalize It.” Jamaica Gleaner May 9, 1975 Photo by Lee Jaffe www.leejaffe.com
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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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