Today February 6th, would’ve been Bob Marley’s 70th birthday if he were still alive. He may not be with us physically, but be rest assured that his birthday will be recognized throughout the World. Bob Marley’s birthday will be celebrated by the release of unseen footages and unheard recordings by his estate.
According to telegraph.co.uk:
The first release will be the CD/DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack “Bob Marley and The Wailers – Easy Skanking In Boston ’78,” which will feature two historic live shows from Boston’s Music Hall in June 1978.
Throughout the year, the estate will also be overseeing deluxe editions of Marley’s most memorable albums. Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley was born February 6, 1945 in Nine Mile, St. Ann Parish, Jamaica, cutting his first single “Judge Not” in 1962, aged just 17.
After teaming up with Peter McIntosh (Peter Tosh) and Neville Livingston (Bunny Wailer) to form The Wailing Wailers (who later became simply The Wailers), Marley and co travelled to London to release debut album “Catch a Fire” in 1973.
After releasing album “Burnin'” in the same year, Marley split with his bandmates, calling in a new backing band, who recorded 1975’s “Natty Dread,” “Rastaman Vibration” (1976) and the seminal “Exodus.” (1977)
“Exodus” remained on the British charts for 56 straight weeks, and netted Marley three UK hit singles, “Exodus,” “Waiting In Vain,” and “Jamming.” It was also named Album of the Century by Time Magazine.
After racking up single hits including “Is This Love,” “Satisfy My Soul” and “Redemption Song,” Marley passed away in Miami on 11 May 1981 from cancer complications. He was just 36 years-old.
“Bob Marley & The Wailers – Easy Skanking In Boston ’78” will be released through Universal Music on 17th February 2015