It is December 1979, the International Year of the Child, and Bob Marley and the Wailers end their Survival tour by playing to a large crowd at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Complex in Nassau, Bahamas. Much like London, Nassau was sort of a second home for Marley. He spent one month in Nassau immediately after fleeing Jamaica in December 1976 as a result of the assassination attempt. Bob Marley and the Wailers’ also did some recording at Chris Blackwell’s state-of-the-art recording studios in Nassau. These studios, which are said to be the best in the world at the time, are run by Wailers’ recording engineer Karl Pitterson.
Bob Marley actually established a vacation home in the Bahamas. Bob and Rita Marley discovered a former governor’s mansion on a visit to Nassau, while they were recovering from an assassination attempt in Jamaica (1976). The property’s lush gardens and oceanfront location provided a respite for the Marley children to balance with life in the mountains of Jamaica.
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