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  posted on 1/19/2013 at 12:41 PM
If you did how was he? here is a concert from 1979



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  posted on 1/19/2013 at 01:08 PM
No but when I was in my teens growing up in Eastern Toironto in the early 80's we would buy our weed from recently immigrated Jamaicans living in apartments near where I grew up in middle class suburbia.

As a 15-16 year old there was nothing more terrifying, fun, exhilarting then walking into an apartment full of Rastafarians to buy $40 bucks worth of pot. If we we're lucky they would share the good stuff with us. Always in 3 paper spliffs.

The music was unknown, the smells good, the people friendly, always an experience. Sorry to hi-jack buts thats as close as I came to seeing Bob Marley live.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2013 at 01:16 PM
I like that story.
 

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  posted on 1/19/2013 at 03:31 PM
Yes, but I didn't know who he was at the time. It was about 1973 and I went to a Sly & Family Stone concert. The opening act was playing some kind of weird Jamaican music like nothing I ever heard before. And since Sly was late arriving at the venue (not unusual for him back in the day) the opening act played for about 2 hours. Of course it was Bob Marley and the Wailers.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2013 at 07:54 PM
rita marley once gave a lecture at my college in early nineties and had a piece of bobs dreads with her
 

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  posted on 1/19/2013 at 08:24 PM
Nope. The Wailers continue to tour, and I saw them in the late 80s, but I could not tell you how many of them were original members or anything like that.
 

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  posted on 1/19/2013 at 09:00 PM
not me.


But I did see the Wailers open for Santana a few years back in DC.

They were great.

 

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  posted on 1/19/2013 at 09:16 PM
Sunday 29th April 1979 Hordern Pavillion Sydney Australia..8.15pm Stalls section 4 Row G no. 6 (still have the ticket)...what a night. Marley had an awesome stage presence and the Wailers and back up singers ( the I threes?) were just amazing. One of the best shows Ive ever seen.

 

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  posted on 1/20/2013 at 01:49 PM
Yes....with many thanks & praises...10/28/79 Apollo Theater, NYC and 9/20/80 MSG, NYC.... one more that i can't think of...irie!!!

 

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  posted on 1/20/2013 at 02:03 PM
I had tickets to see him at Stony Brook University out on Long Island and he had to cancel to go into the hospital and we know where it went from there. I came close.

 

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  posted on 1/20/2013 at 06:31 PM
and he was excellent, amazing, great, spectacular, uplifting, beautiful & miraculous..... the I-Threes and the band were great as well....

 

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  posted on 1/20/2013 at 07:17 PM
no but i saw peter tosh open for the stones once.
 

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  posted on 1/20/2013 at 08:12 PM
magical too......
my wife & i saw peter tosh at the bottom line, nyc... mick joined him for don't look back...

 

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  posted on 1/20/2013 at 11:01 PM
I regret never seeing Bob Marley, but I used to live in Miami, a big reggae town. Saw Burning Spear, Steel Pulse ,Yellow Man ,Mighty Diamonds,King Tubby.RRRRRRRRRRRastafari !!!

 

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  posted on 1/21/2013 at 07:36 AM
I and I alone.

 

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  posted on 1/21/2013 at 11:32 AM
Saw them at McDodonough Gymnasium on the Georgetown Univ. campus, not sure of the year though, I still have the ticket stub but they weren't too kind tearing tickets back in the day. I just wrote Bob Marley on the back of the ticket stub. They were about two hours late and put on one hell of a show.
 

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  posted on 1/21/2013 at 01:28 PM
we saw a lot of greats, some at the Ritz in NYC,... Burning Spear, Culture, Steel Pulse, Abbyisians, Toots & The Maytals, Melodians, Pablo Moses, to name a few...

 

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  posted on 1/22/2013 at 10:26 AM
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Saw them at McDodonough Gymnasium on the Georgetown Univ. campus, not sure of the year though, I still have the ticket stub but they weren't too kind tearing tickets back in the day. I just wrote Bob Marley on the back of the ticket stub. They were about two hours late and put on one hell of a show


When I went to G'Town the biggest act I saw on campus was the Road Ducks, and of course, Vertical Horizon. Not even close to Bob Marley.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2013 at 02:00 PM
1978, June 17th Madison Square Garden with Stanley Clarke opening, then caught a ride to west coast with a rastafarian who was traveling out to Berkeley with his son, for a new life, had switched his kid to an ital diet, no junk food allowed... old car, no speedometer, I drove night shift, no license, no birth serf-ticket on me now, caught up with Bob Marley again at the Santa Cruz Civic Center one month later.

remarkable journey, remarkable season, remarkable events. The man was larger than life, incredible charisma, a leader and a prophet, some of the most memorable concert experience of my life.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2013 at 03:18 PM
Glasgow Apollo, 11th July 1980, on the Uprising tour - still have my stub and programme. for the first 40 minutes or so it was good, but nothing brilliant. Then he hit No Woman No Cry and the rest was magical.

Can highly recommend the recent documentary "Marley".

[Edited on 22/1/2013 by JimRudge]

 

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  posted on 1/22/2013 at 03:29 PM
1978, June 17th Madison Square Garden with Stanley Clarke opening, then caught a ride to west coast with a rastafarian who was traveling out to Berkeley with his son, for a new life, had switched his kid to an ital diet, no junk food allowed... old car, no speedometer, I drove night shift, no license, no birth serf-ticket on me now, caught up with Bob Marley again at the Santa Cruz Civic Center one month later.
remarkable journey, remarkable season, remarkable events. The man was larger than life, incredible charisma, a leader and a prophet, some of the most memorable concert experience of my life.
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no birf cerfer ticket on me now?? LOL
I believe the world would be much better off were he still alive....

 

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  posted on 1/22/2013 at 04:24 PM
When you saw him at the time, did it seem like someone who had that special extra something that people describe in Duane, Hendrix and Dylan back in the 60's ? From the footage I've seen, he seemed to have an incredible stage prescence and charisma. The kind of person who could go beyond music into anything. Was the whole "prophet/shaman" thing a result of his early death or were people picking up on it at the time ? Everything I've seen is through the lens of knowing he died young and the subsequent almost cannonization of him by fans world wide.

Just his image alone seems to be some sort of symbol of everything from the pro pot movement to third world revolutionary stuff.

thoughts ?

The great music speaks for itself but there's something extra with Marley that was either very real or just clever marketing and legend.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2013 at 07:04 PM
tommars, the good news is that unlike Duane, there is plenty of high-quality video of Marley out there, so we don't have to guess.

I'm sure it's not the same thing as being in the same room with the man, but when I watch the '79 Santa Barbara show, or the Rainbow show from London, there is no doubt in my mind that I am watching someone with immense spiritual power. This is why Marley is my favorite artist to watch on video. There was definitely something "extra" going on besides just playing music.

I was too young to see him myself, but my Dad is a huge fan and Bob Marley was always part of my musical consciousness. I'll never forget when Marley died, if only because it was the first time I ever saw my father cry.

 
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  posted on 1/22/2013 at 07:49 PM
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When you saw him at the time, did it seem like someone who had that special extra something that people describe in Duane, Hendrix and Dylan back in the 60's ? From the footage I've seen, he seemed to have an incredible stage prescence and charisma. The kind of person who could go beyond music into anything. Was the whole "prophet/shaman" thing a result of his early death or were people picking up on it at the time ? Everything I've seen is through the lens of knowing he died young and the subsequent almost cannonization of him by fans world wide.

Just his image alone seems to be some sort of symbol of everything from the pro pot movement to third world revolutionary stuff.
thoughts ?

The great music speaks for itself but there's something extra with Marley that was either very real or just clever marketing and legend.


it is very real, the belief to some that he is a very important spiritual leader, and being lost too soon just adds to the mystique.

Some say Burning Spear is another cut from the same cloth. You may want to keep a look out for him as the touring has been much less the last couple of years. Every Burning Spear show I've seen has become a very powerful music event in my life. As they say, when the Spear get Burning, look out! Winston Rodney and his band can hit the note and keep everyone movin and groovin.

 

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  posted on 1/22/2013 at 08:28 PM
yes, it seemed obvious that Bob Marley was different, special....

 

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