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Bob Marley and Operation Friendship

It was Monday, October 29, 1979, after Bob Marley and the Wailers’ triumphant four-night SRO stand at the legendary Apollo Theater.

Young journalist Tom Terrell sat with Bob Marley for a Washington DC Newspaper interview. Tom Terrell: During the early Sixties, what were you into?Bob Marley: School and trade. Welding…

I went to private school down the road (laughs). You know I was kinda musical. We stand ‘pon a street corner at night and sing and beat pan. We had on Spanish Town Road and Ebeneezar Lane…a club named Operation Friendship where a man bring a guitar.

That’s how I get my first guitar-see? This is where it start from.

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