Due to the 30th Anniversary of Bob Marleys death yesterday, May the 11th, BBC Radio 2 broadcasting a special documentary about the story of the biggest star in reggae music, presented by Marcia Griffiths.
Bob Marley In Exile is presented by Marcia Griffiths, who made her name with the international 1970 hit Young Gifted and Black (with Bob Andy). She went on to join the I-Threes, with Judy Mowatt and Marley’s wife Rita, backing the Wailers on tour and on countless classic records for seven years, before embarking on a solo career.
Griffiths brings a unique insight to the story of the reggae star’s relationship with the UK, which started with Marley’s early 1970s visits to record and perform with the Wailers, forging a unique relationship with an ever-expanding British fan base. The documentary then focuses on 1977, when Marley responded to the shock of an attempt on his life by leaving Jamaica and making London his home for the whole of that memorable year.
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