Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Marley would have been celebrating his 75th birthday this week on February 6.
In commemoration of the reggae icon, UMe and Island Records have teamed up with the Marley family to launch MARLEY75. The project will involve the release of new music and art from the Marley archives throughout the year.
Bob Marley’s 75th Birthday will be celebrated with MARLEY75; a project involving the release of archived material throughout the year.
A new music video for Redemption Song has been unveiled to kick-start the project. Created by French artists Octave Marsal and Theo De Gueltzl, the video features a stunning display of almost 3000 animated drawings. Bob’s daughter, Cedella Marley, sung high praises of the video in a recent interview. “I think it came out amazing. We went through this six-month process with Octave and Theo going through it page by page, us looking at stuff and approving it all. When I watch it, it still gives me goosebumps.”
🚨 SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT!!! 🚨
All in the name of the king of reggae, @BobMarley, on his 75th Birthday🥳🎈… The @WailersOfficial join the lineup, bringing all the hits from ‘Legend – The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers’🎶 pic.twitter.com/tw9p2V87rE
— Bluesfest Byron Bay (@BluesfestByron) February 5, 2020
The band will be performing a range of classic songs with a particular focus on Marley’s influential 1984 record Legend. Tickets for Bluesfest are available now, snap one up for what we’re sure will be a fuzzy and positively heartwarming show.