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Lot #557
Bob Marley

Ideal portrait of the reggae legend—"Natty, Bob Marley"

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Ideal portrait of the reggae legend—"Natty, Bob Marley"

Amazing glossy 8 x 10 Island Records promotional photo of Bob Marley in a terrific front-facing pose, signed in red ballpoint, "Natty, Bob Marley." In fine condition, with a fingerprint smudge in the right border.

Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient: "I went to a Bob Marley gig in 1975 at the Lyceum London. Afterwards I went to a club called Columbo's on Carnaby St. where I met Bob Marley. I asked Bob to sign the photo which was included with the concert program. Bob said 'Yeah man.'"

Also accompanied by the original concert program for the Natty Dread Tour and by a detailed certificate of authenticity from Tracks, which states: "The autograph was obtained either on the 17th or 18th July 1975 at Columbo's, Carnaby Street, London. The club was very popular in the black community and Bob Marley and his entourage attended there after they had performed at the Lyceum…The legendary concert was recorded live using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio and would later be used for Marley's seminal 'Live!' album. In addition, the definitive version of the song 'No Woman, No Cry' was captured at the Lyceum show, and featured as the only live track on Marley's posthumous greatest hits album, 'Legend.'"

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #580 - Ended April 08, 2020

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