Rare Live Reggae from Peter Simon Archive on Midnight Dread KTIM FM San Rafael CA USA March 1st-2nd 1981 + Bob live in PA

Roger Steffens joins Doug Wendt to play some killer from Peter Simon’s collection The lions roar alive and dread. A sparkling Bob Marley & The Wailers Pittsburgh Stanley Theatre September 1980 tape surfaces, a concert mostly no one knew was… Continue Reading


Natty Dread Uptown Love Fire Cancelled? Midnight Dread #32 Fights Back Uncorked

33 years ahead Midnight Dread has just learned its station KTIM is being sold. What to do? Produce the finest program ever as if it’s the last. Hit the airwaves hard and ask for calls where truth can be told… Continue Reading


“A Man For All Reasoning” by Neil Spencer, New Musical Express, May 16, 1981

Published just 6 days following Bob Marley’s passing, this fitting tribute by Neil Spencer hits hard and heavy.  I include it primarily because of the photo, a publicity photo for the “Catch A Fire” album, which is one of my… Continue Reading


Bob Marley: One Love Peace Concert 1978 (Re-Up!)

Here we have a rarely circulated article and interview with Bob Marley published in Gig magazine, Vol. 4, 1978.  The interview and article focus primarily on Marley’s now-historic performance at the One Love Peace Concert – an out-of-body/out-of-mind performance that… Continue Reading


Bob Marley Rastaman Vibration by Ian Burrell

This article appeared in The Independent on April 6, 2011.  I was very impressed by it and I hope you find it just as intriguing. Neasden, North London. 1971. The man who would become the first musical superstar to emerge… Continue Reading


Bob Marley: A rhythm that played peacemaker (Guardian, May 20, 1978)

Included here is Robin Denselow’s summation of her trip to Jamaica in April 1978 for the One Love Peace Concert.  The article is interesting for several reasons.   We find Lee Perry dancing crazily in the Black Ark studio, just months before… Continue Reading