Today I share with you a great profile of Bob Marley and the Wailers by noted music journalist Robert Palmer.  This article, published in the New York Times on June 16, 1978, finds Bob Marley and the Wailers preparing to play Madison Square Garden.

I think it’s important to share these “vintage” profiles because, unlike a retrospective, they give us insight to what the environment was like at that time in 1978.  They also provide proof as to how Marley was treated by the international press as he climbed the ladder to international superstardom.

I have included a recording of the Madison Square Garden 1978 live performance. 

Bob Marley and the Wailers
Live at Madison Square Garden, NYC
June 17, 1978

1. Positive Vibration
2. Them Belly Full
3. Concrete Jungle
4. Rebel Music
5. Running away
6. Crazy Baldheads
7. Is This Love?
8. Heathen
9.I Shot The Sherriff
10. No Woman No Cry
11. Jammin’
12. Kaya
13. Get Up Stand Up
14. War
15. Exodus