“Confronting Marley’s Legacy” – An Essay by Carol Cooper

Published in The Record 1983

Part of the reason for launching this blog was to bring the more obscure interviews and journals of Bob Marley to light.  While mining the web recently for interviews, I stumbled across a short essay by journalist Carol Cooper regarding Marley’s final days at Dr. Joseph Issel’s clinic in Bavaria.  It sheds light on Marley’s physical condition while at the clinic, the many friends and associates who visited him there, and the struggle to ensure that his legacy continued.  Enjoy!


Bob Marley Interviews, Essex House 1980

Interview by Professor Anita Waters

Interview and Acoustic Jam Session with Earl Chin of Rockers T.V.

September 18, 1980

One thing that this blog has been great for is relating archived interviews with Bob Marley to the fans of my website www.marleyarchives.com.  These interviews are just sitting out there in cyberspace just waiting to be read.  Little bits of knowledge and wisdom from the incomparable Robert Nesta Marley.

At the time of this interview in September 1980, Anita Waters was a graduate student in sociology at Columbia University in New York City.  Bob Marley and the Wailers were in town playing several opening shows for The Commodores national tour.  As you may know, it would be Marley’s last tour as his body was now wrecked by cancer.

In the interview Marley touches upon Tuff Gong, emerging artists, the Twelve Tribes of Israel, Zimbabwe, and his music.  Enjoy!


In addition to the interview referenced above, Marley reluctantly participated in an interview and acoustic jam session with Earl Chin of Rockers TV on September 2, 1980.  I have included a link to the full interview and acoustic session (45 minute video) here:

Bob Marley Interview and Rare Acoustic Performance, Essex House 1980


An Interview With Bob Marley


JULY 19, 1978

So I came across this July 19, 1978 interview with Bob Marley conducted by photographer and journalist Jeff Cathrow.  I always find Marley interviews interesting because I learn something new about the man each time I read one.  In this interview he bestows much wisdom, as is usual whenever Bob Spoke.  There are also some great pictures contained with the interview.  Enjoy!