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Bob Marley - Revolutionary

Old Pirates, Yes They Rob I… Bob Marley Tribute V05#03 1987

Old Pirates, Yes They Rob I…
(Reggae Report V5#3 1987 –  Part 1 of 3 Estate Stories)

by M. Peggy Quattro

Since the departure of maestro Bob Marley in May 1981, Reggae industry personnel continue to grope for stability in a rocky music business world.

Bob Marley - RevolutionaryAs the positiveness and righteousness of the prophet’s message become universally accepted, Brother Bob’s own personal estate and the effects have recently come under serious discrepancy.

The sordid details begin as far back as that day, May 11th, when Bob Marley’s earthly career climaxed at Miami’s Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. It was approximately 11am when manager Don Taylor received a call from Rita Marley instructing him to report to Cedars Hospital immediately. It was there he met Bob’s mother, Cedella Booker, who had devotedly been with her son to the very end. Continue reading