Happy 70th Bob Marley!

by Chris Murray on February 5, 2015

Today is Bob Marley’s 70th birthday. We celebrate with two exclusive previously unpublished photos of Bob Marley on tour taken by Bob’s guitarist and vocalist with the Wailers, Junior Marvin. Junior Marvin is working on his memoir of photos and stories from his five years performing and recording with Bob Marley and the Wailers.

junior-bob2Bob Marley and the Wailers performed at Zimbabwe’s legendary Independence Day celebration on April 18, 1980. Bob is seen here with a delegation from President Mugabe, who received Bob and the band upon arrival. On the far right is bass player Aston “Family Man” Barrett. Copyright © Junior Marvin. All Rights Reserved.

“We performed at the independence celebrations attended by Prince Charles and other dignitaries. It was a very important event for Bob to be present at due to the fact that it was the second-to-last African country to get independence.” – Junior Marvin

junior-bob3Bob Marley backstage at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada, 1978. Copyright © Junior Marvin. All Rights Reserved.

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    • marco

      Amazing! Thank you junior

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