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Peter Tosh, Mystic Man, NYC 1979

Here we have an excerpt from an interview with Patrick Carr of the Village Voice.  The interview was conducted in September 1979 in New York Shitty during the Mystic Man tour.  Tosh is in town to play a date at The Bottom Line on September 16th and Madison...
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Peter Tosh Live at “No Nukes” 1979

Rare live performance by Peter at the star-studded M– USE “No Nukes” concert at Madison Square Garden on September 22, 1979. MIDNIGHT RAVER BLOG co-editor Fred “Reggaelover” P has great information on HIS SITE about this show. 1. Introduction 2. 400 Years 3. Steppin Razor 4. African 5....
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Bob Marley: Better Off Dread

As we continue to share with you articles documenting the life of Bob Marley, I am pleased to report that I finally got my hands on a near-mint copy of the Smash Hits issue which was published on August 7, 1980.   The interview occurs just one month prior to The...
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Marley, Wailers dropped from NYC reggae fest, September 1973

It is September 1973 and The Wailers are slated to play a reggae festival hosted at Madison Square Garden’s Felt Forum along with a host of other struggling artists from the Island.  This article from Variety published September 19, 1973 is confirmation that The Wailers never played that date, as they...
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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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Bob Marley Upstages The Commodores

The purpose of the blog is to add to the archive of legendary roots reggae artists by profiling shows, interviews, writings, appearances, and the like. This week, we find Bob Marley and the Wailers on the North American leg of their 1980 tour.  It is September 1980, and they are...
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