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Clapton plays Tosh on new album

It has been 40 years since Eric Clapton famously covered Bob Marley’s “I Shot The Sheriff,” and I guess we owe him some thanks because who knows how this whole reggae thing would have fared had he not spotlighted Marley’s… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley and the Wailers: Stevie Wonder Dream 1975

The Wonder Dream Concert held on October 4, 1975 at Kingston’s National Stadium was one of three events on the Holiday Jamaica package scheduled from September 29, 1975 through October 5, 1975.  The concert was a benefit for the Jamaican… Continue Reading

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Streisand covers Marley?

Everyone knows that Eric Clapton famously covered Bob Marley’s “I Shot The Sheriff,” making it a huge international hit and launching Marley into the international conversation.  But did you know that Barbra Streisand also covered a Marley tune in 1975… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley and the Wailers: Zimbabwe 1980

In April 1980, Bob Marley and the Wailers traveled to Zimbabwe (former Rhodesia) to perform before honored guests, including Prince Charles, and the people of Rhodesia to celebrate Zimbabwe’s Independence from British colonial rule. It was a concert which endured a… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley: Out of exile, into unity in 1978

Great article about Marley’s emergence from exile in 1978 by Steve Morse of the Boston Globe.  Many thanks to Fred for contributing this post. CLICK TO READ ON ISSUU

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Marley’s return to Great Britain: Summer 1980

Today I’m sharing a couple of press clippings shared by the Midnight Raver Blog’s own Joe Jurgensen.  They discuss Bob Marley and the Wailers’ return to the UK in the summer of 1980.  For those who missed it, I have… Continue Reading

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Marley Goes To Capitol Hill

I have included a rare concert review of Bob Marley and the Wailers‘ performance at Georgetown University‘s McDounough Arena on Saturday, April 24, 1976.  This was part of the Rastaman Vibration tour which primarily targeted university campuses in the U.S.… Continue Reading

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Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley “Me Name Jr. Gong/Crazy Baldheads,” Central Park Summerstage 1996

I love this medley by Jr. Gong.  This performance is incredible not only because the medley is pure sickness.  Not only because the audio is perfection.  Not only because it is a flawless and fiery performance…but because he did all… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley and the Wailers: Nakano Sun Plaza, 1979

Here is what Marley archivist Jack Low had to say about Bob Marley and the Wailers’ tour of Japan in April 1979.  For those who are not aware of Jack Lowe, not only is he a legendary archivist, but he also… Continue Reading