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Hugh Mundell live, Oakland, CA, December 11th & 12th, 1981

While conducting new research on the life and times of Hugh Mundell, we discovered that he performed two additional dates in Oakland, CA that were never before documented in Jah Raver’s in-depth feature on Mundell titled GREAT TRIBULATION: THE LIFE… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley, Wailers play Hallenstadion, Zurich 1980

May 30, 1980 is the first date of the 1980 European Uprising Tour and Bob Marley and the Wailers play the Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland.  Great soundboard audio recording from that show and several outstanding photos from photographer Ueli Frey.

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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.  … Continue Reading

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Very rare Marley demo leaked

Included is a very rare demo, probably recorded around 1978 with Lee “Scratch” Perry’s involvement.  Only a handfull of  collectors own this tape, however, it was leaked this morning.  Many thanks to whoever leaked it. Here is an excerpt from Stephen… Continue Reading

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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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“Redemption Song” Bob Marley and Earl “Wire” Lindo JBC, 1980

Rarely seen performance of “Redemption Song” by Bob at JBC Studios, Kingston, Jamaica, 1980. It is the first time the song is ever performed live. At the time of this recording (late 1978/early 1979), Bob’s good friend and JBC reporter/producer… Continue Reading

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Bob Marley Movement Of Jah People Organization and the Black Lion Bakery (PART 1)

CLICK HERE to read Part 2 Bob Marley Movement of Jah People, Inc. is a Marley family company formed back in 1978 for the purpose of a fan club and to distribute Bob Marley and the Wailers merchandise.  The music… Continue Reading

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Robberies, Violence During Rastaman Vibration Tour

It is early spring 1977 in London.  Bob Marley recently arrived from Jamaica, fleeing for his life after an assassination attempt at his home in December 1976.  He is also there to finalize Exodus, the album that will break The… Continue Reading