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Ras Bob Marley February 19, 2005 9:15 PM

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anonymous  February 22, 2005 6:07 PM

This interview was done in 1980 and is presented in several segments here:

Rock on Saturday
12 July 1980  Radio 1

Phil Sutcliffe talks to Bob Marley about

  Audiowho leads the band and Rastafari  0 min 54

  Audiosetting up community schemes in Jamaica  3 min 0

  Audiowhich of his own music he likes best  0 min 35

  AudioWhy Natty Dread is a special album  1 min 18

  AudioRastafari and how it differs from Christianity  0 min 47  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
anonymous  February 22, 2005 6:09 PM

Marley & The Wailers at the Paris Theatre
Marley on stage
This classic concert plucked from the archives was the first done by Bob and his group The Wailers for the BBC. It was recorded 24 May 1973 at the Paris Theatre which was in Regent St, London.
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anonymous  February 22, 2005 6:17 PM

check these two irie video clips provided by the BBC:


Bob Marley exhibition opens in London

02:41 mins
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anonymous  February 22, 2005 6:33 PM

ooops, gotta try that one again - the video about the Africa Unite! Concert & more....

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anonymous  February 22, 2005 6:34 PM

one more ting - Jamaican poet Benjamin Zephaniah talks about Bob Marley....

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anonymous  February 23, 2005 7:29 PM

"Before Robert Nesta Marley became a member of Twelve Tribes Of Israel, he first studied with Binghi Mortimer Planno. With Mortimer Planno being his teacher, he learned about Rastafari, through the Nyabinghi Order of Rastafari. Later on, his friend Alan"Skilly" Cole, introduced him to Twelve Tribes  organization in the 70's."

mortimer planno

In 1939, as an early convert to Rastafari, Planner had moved to Trench Town. Born in Kingston in 1920, he was one of the founder members of Kingston's first Rastafarian encampment in the Dungle. His devout studies of all matters connected with the faith, combined with his brilliant intellect, established Planner, or 'Planno', as he simply became known, as one of the elders of Rastafari.

 Mortimer Planno, Rastafari elder and philosopher. Not only did he guide Bob Marley on the path of Rastafari, but he also greeted H.I.M. Haile Sleassie I when he arrived in Jamaica. His crucial writings have been compiled and presented online.  Check out the words of this rasta elder here:

Ras Mortimer Planno


Ras Mortimer Planno was born in the King’s Town (Kingston) on September 6 1920. He was one of the foundation members of the Kingston Rastafari encampment on the “Dungle”.

His devoted studies on all matters relating to the faith in combination with his intellectual brilliance established Ras Morti or Bro.Kummie as he is affectionately known as one of the most distinguished elders of the movement.

After the construction of Government housing he became a tenant on fifth Street in Trench Town. He was consulted on all matters of extreme importance to the community in which he lived and this situation remains the same until this day.

Ras Mortimer Planno is the type of person anyone will listen to, he is a community elder who anyone would respect for what he stood for in the Rastafari faith. He is an excellent communicator and is able to tell what's going on in Africa and the rest of the world.

He is a Psychologist, great reader, author of many texts, journals, songs and poetry, he is also a playwright and a brilliant actor himself, an artist or thoughtist as he would put it. He writes a lot as he daily receives correspondence from all over the world.

Ras Kummie grew up in the Ghetto as what the system would describe as a "bad boy", not in the sense of doing wrong, but in such communities one had to be tough to survive.

He was an executive member of The Ethiopian World Federation Inc. Local 37 at Salt lane on the "Dungle". The Rastafari Movement experienced harsh persecution from the system in the early days, and because of this, Mortimo along with other bretheren from other "Houses" approached the University College of West Indies (as it was then known) with the intention of getting them to carry out a survey of the Rastafari Movement in order to establish a better relationship with the Government of Jamaica and also understand "The Repatriation process".

The report was done in 1959 after Professor Arthur Lewis the then chancellor of the University sent a delegation amongst the bretheren to find out what the Rastafari bretheren really needed. The report was a success and gave birth to the 1961 Fact Finding Mission of which a ten man delegation was sent to Africa.

Ras Mortimo "Kummie" Planno and the rest of the delegation visited Ghana, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Liberia, Ethiopia and other African countries. He returned to Africa in 1972 and 1979. He went to Canada in 1973, 1975 and early 1980.

He went twice to London.

In 1966 when His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie 1st visited Jamaica Ras Mortimo Planno was honored to be paged by H.I.M. at the airport on the plane steps to ask the large crowd surrounding the steps to give way so that H.I.M. can disembark, which of course was a difficult task. Planno however did it with ease after shaking hands with H.I.M.

When Mortimo visited Ethiopia he was told by the Emperor Haile Selassie 1st that the Rastafari bretheren need to Organize and Centralize the Movement.

Ras Planno shook hands with H.I.M. on April 21st 1961 and again on April 21st, 1966 five years to the date, this shows some significance.

Mortimo was instrumental along with Danny Simms and Skill Cole in the early rise and success of Bob Marley and the Wailers. He also wrote quite a few songs for them such as "This Train", "Payaaka", "Chances Are", "Haile Selassie is the Chapel", others including "Sattamassagana

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anonymous yes I!!! March 08, 2005 7:24 PM

check out this NPR special on Ras Bob....

Bob Marley and the Culture of Reggae  (visit link to listen to NPR report)

Talk of the Nation - February 1, 2005 · "His music came to symbolize a religion, an entire musical style -- and the country of Jamaica. On the 60th anniversary of his birth, fans celebrate the genius who brought reggae to the world. We discuss the legacy of Bob Marley. Guests: Roger Steffens, reggae historian Chris Wilson, A&R director, Heartbeat Records Tanya Stephens, reggae singer and DJ"

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anonymous muta & marley!!! March 13, 2005 11:55 AM

4 hours of Bob Marley & Mutabaruka!!!  including an interview with Lee "Scratch" Perry who produced Bob's music after Bob left Clement "Sir Coxsone" Dodd - this is a hot 4 hour tribute, check it out - recorded live on February 6th, 2002 - happy birthday bob, you live on forever.........

A Twist of Marley

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Mama Africa March 14, 2005 8:19 PM

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anonymous Bob March 15, 2005 5:53 AM

Gosh I love him. *hearsmile*  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
anonymous  March 21, 2005 7:53 PM

From Marley newletter...

Bob Marley's 60th Birthday Celebration, Africa Unite, was a resounding success. The people and country of Ethiopia were tremendous and gracious hosts for the month-long event. In addition to a concert featuring the Marley Family, I-Three and Angelique Kidjo, Africa Unite hosted panel discussions and symposiums to facilitate discussion on political and social issues among an international community of politicians, fans, and business leaders. Visit for pictures from Africa Unite and info on the event.

Bob Marley "One Love" Jamaica Vacation
Island Records founder and Bob Marley and the Wailers producer, Chris Blackwell, has started a new creative gem in Island Outpost resorts situated in prime spots in Jamaica and the Bahamas. Island Outpost brings Bob Marley fans "One Love" Jamaica vacations - if you book five nights or more at an Island Outpost's four Jamaican properties, you'll receive either a special guided tour of Nine Mile (Bob Marley's Birth and Final Resting Place) or the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston. Plus, you will also receive a free iPod Shuffle per booking.
Visit for more information. But in order to qualify for the free excursion and iPod shuffle, you must book by phone: 1800 OUTPOST (US and Canada), 0800 OUTPOST1 (UK) or for all other countries + 1 876 960 8134
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Respect to the Prophet! May 29, 2005 8:02 PM

Prophet RAS Robert Nesta Marley shall live forever. So many has he brought to the path of Righteousness through his music! Respect for all time! Praise & Gratitudes  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
greetings June 13, 2005 8:42 AM

blessings to you all.... just joined care 2 and this is the first group i have joined... look forward to learning and sharing with you.  love and light  anna

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anonymous  June 13, 2005 9:48 AM

blessed love!!!  welcome to our group & care2 anna - we give thanks & praises for your presence.  jah works has brought us together.....

one love right around the world!

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ANNA... June 13, 2005 2:08 PM

How lucky are we too have the boutiful Anna join our group...

This group made Anna's eyes 'light up' we have just dropped her off at the station after we weaved around the care2 site...I know she will learn much here as I have...welcome sister

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Bob marley August 23, 2006 11:05 AM

Bob Marley is my baby n Selassei Bob visits me once in a while Im always listening to his music jah bless everyone  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 August 27, 2006 1:30 PM

thank u, thanks so much for this all, bless

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Real! Baby Bob Marley! December 26, 2010 9:45 AM

This is The Real Spirit of Bob Marley!!!!
Baby Bob Marley !
Keba Krasimir  Best African-Bulgarian Baby for 2010!

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