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Peter Tosh interviewed by Roger Steffens, Hollywood, 1983

A CONTRIBUTION FROM MIDNIGHT RAVER’S ROGER STEFFENS On August 22, 1983 Chili Charles, our producer/director, and I went to the Sunset Marquis hotel, just off the fabled Sunset Strip, to interview Peter Tosh for “L. A. Reggae.” Charlie Comer, Tosh’s… Continue Reading

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‘Marley, the Maytals, and the Reggae Armageddon’ (Bob Marley interview, 1975)

Today I share with you an interview that Richard Cromelin conducted with Bob Marley in 1975.  The interview, published in Rolling Stone magazine on 11 September 1975, provides insight into Rastafari, the use of ganja as a sacrament, and Babylon. … Continue Reading

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Bob Marley and the Wailers: Manhattan Transfer, 1975

It is the summer of 1975 when America gets it’s first look at the new hero of reggae.  Bob Marley and the Wailers perform for the very first time on American television on Manhattan Transfer, an upstart variety show.  Filmed… Continue Reading