As we continue to share with you articles documenting the life of Bob Marley, I am pleased to report that I finally got my hands on a near-mint copy of the Smash Hits issue which was published on August 7, 1980.
The interview occurs just one month prior to The Wailers’ two-night billing with The Commodores at Madison Square Garden in New York City. As many of you know, it is reported that The Wailers draw a larger crowd as an opening act than do The Commodores as the headliner. An audio recording and review of one of the shows is included here.
I will continue to share rare interviews and press clippings throughout Bob’s birthday week. Check back tomorrow for another gem! Enjoy!
Thank you for sharing this article. Great work Michael!
p.s. the photo is not by Kate Simon, is by Jill Furmanovsky