Today is the 40th anniversary of #BobMarley and the Wailers’ release of...

Today is the 40th anniversary of #BobMarley and the Wailers’ release of #Rastama…

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Today is the 40th anniversary of #BobMarley and the Wailers’ release of #RastamanVibration. It’s hard to believe it took Bob Marley into the Top Ten, alongside disco records and corporate rock. Despite the good cheer of the title track and the upbeat “Roots, Rock, #Reggae,” the album contains some of Marley’s most intense images of oppression, paranoia and despair. Forty years later, neither Marley’s music nor his message has lost its sting. Photograph by Gijsbert Hanekroot