Happy Birthday Bob Marley


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Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 6, 2013 - 11:21pm PT
He would have been Sixty eight today, and the world would have been a better place in at least that respect.


Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
Feb 6, 2013 - 11:40pm PT
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Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Feb 6, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
Had several memorable times jivin' and dancin' to his music. Thank you, Bob Marley. You will stay alive in my memories. Cheers to you and your musica. Peace, lynne

Feb 7, 2013 - 12:03am PT
Saw him 11/19/79 in Portland Oregon. Righteous.

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Feb 7, 2013 - 12:07am PT
awww Jaybro-yes Happy Birthday to Bob Marley-he was a brilliant musician, his music is on most of my playlists-REALLY wish he was still around to enlighten us.

edit: QITNL-would love to hear more about the show...?
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Feb 7, 2013 - 12:14am PT
Eyery eye and i. Bob Marley was the musical equivalent to MLK. Peter Tosh was the Malcom X.

Boulder climber
Feb 7, 2013 - 12:23am PT
I'm gonna PM (Piss and Moan) cMac about locker's thread-bomb up there ^^^

Feb 7, 2013 - 12:42am PT
Gal - His label had just given him some love, so this was his first (and next to last) tour with a full crew. With the i-Threes and a horn section, there were over a dozen people on stage. Every individual musician was one of top three in their field; moreover they had been playing together for quite some time. You don't get that very often.

Marley was in good health and his charisma was other-worldly. The virtuosity was effortless. They'd start and stop or dub on a dime. It was a religious experience on stage. No shortage of Thai sticks in the crowd. I had just turned 16 but knew exactly what I was hearing, carried it along.

Saw Tosh a couple of years later; great but not the same. Saw Hugh Mundell around the same time - now there was your Malcom X - or at least Little Bobby Hutton. Later on, I got to work with some of the dudes who didn't die young, like Lee Scratch Perry - what a nutter.

Trad climber
a semi lucid consciousness
Feb 7, 2013 - 12:58am PT
Thanks for sharing QITNL, that sounds amazing... when you see something and just know you are witnessing magic, love it-really wish I could have seen him live... And then you worked with those other musicians later? What sort of work? Very cool industry to be involved in...

Social climber
Feb 7, 2013 - 01:15am PT
Cool !!! I know someone else who wuz born on 6 Feb. Rad ! !!!!

Feb 7, 2013 - 01:43am PT
I wore a bunch of different hats but I'd go down as a recording engineer. It involved a commitment to craft, an understanding of band, and I don't like getting my picture taken. I'd listen to great performances and say "do it again." Every month we'd be forced to learn - or perhaps invent - a new genre. Later on I wrote my own stuff. A great gig while it lasted. Everyone lost their mojo, turned my studios into condos, so I got back into mountain climbing. Fortunately the same old mountains still stand.

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 7, 2013 - 08:00am PT
Wow, QITNL, fascinating. We had tickets to see BMW at red rocks in that next tour. On the drive from Laramie the show was canceled because Bob had broken his foot. The begining of the end, as that was the first manifestation of the cancer that took him.

That was one of my big 'just missed' shows I wish had worked out. Another was Jimi when I was fourteen. That one I was too young to know what I as missing. By the time of the Wailers I had least a pretty good idea of what I might have experienced.

I did get to see Miles Davis in the Celebrity in Phoenix the year before he died. As much as I had listened his music for years before, I could not have been prepared for the way my mind and psyche was opened.

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Feb 7, 2013 - 09:49am PT
a melody pure and true


Trad climber
Millbrae, CA
Feb 7, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
Jay, I was so fortunate to be able to see Marley and the Wailers twice in concert, both in Boston. Both great events but the first one was mind-blowing - held at an old Boston Club called Paul's Mall. This would have been 1975, I think. Tiny venue with little cocktail table seating. Back when the drinking age in Massachusetts was still 18. Me and my friend Laura had a table one row from the stage. Unforgettable!

Gym climber
South of Heaven
Feb 7, 2013 - 12:33pm PT

The Granite State.
Feb 7, 2013 - 12:44pm PT
Happy birthday Bob!

Given his continued influence around the world, could you imagine what he would have achieved if he were still with us? It's mind boggling.

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