From 1975-76, photojournalist Kim Gottlieb-Walker documented the “Golden Age” of reggae. Bob Marley and the Golden Age Of Reggae, a book of previously unpublished photographs of Bob Marley and commentary from writers including Cameron Crowe, Jeff Walker and Roger Steffens, will be available on October 26th.
Manager Don Taylor drives Marley and the band to CBS Studios in Hollywood to record the Manhattan Transfer show.
Marley and his band rehearse for the historic Dream Concert, which was held at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica in October 1975. The event was a benefit concert for the Jamaican Institute for the Blind.
Bob Marley finishes up an interview at the Sunset Marquis in Hollywood in 1975, surrounded by press, members of his band and his entourage.
Here’s Marley during his photo session for the cover of High Times magazine. Taken in West Hollywood in July 1975.
Bob Marley reads press coverage of his band from the States, with photographer Kim Gottlieb-Walker’s reflection visible in the mirror. “Bob was very pleased with the results of the US press coverage,” she said. “This period…was probably the most relaxed and laid back I ever saw him.”
Bob Marley walks towards the stage for what will be his final appearance with all of the Wailers.
Bob Marley performs live at the Santa Barbara County Bowl in 1976.
Another shot of Marley and his band, playing live at the Santa Barbara County Bowl in 1976.
Bob holds a picture of Emperor Haile Selassie I, the Rasta God, above his head during his Dream Concert performance,
Here’s Bob Marley sitting at home, wearing a beret and smoking.
All these pictures and many more feature in Bob Marley and the Golden Age Of Reggae, a collection of photographs from photojournalist Kim Gottlieb-Walker. You can purchase the book here on October 26th.