Bob Marley may have been dead for thirty years, but he's playing this afternoon at the British Film Institute, including previously unseen footage from Jamaica.
In yesterday's London Evening Standard, the actress Esther Anderson appeared in the Michael Portillo column where she spoke about her relationship with Marley. “We first met a a party in New York”, she said. It was she who took what has been called the iconic photograph of Marley that features on most of his albums. She claims too she helped him write I Shot The Sheriff and Get Up, Stand Up, both of which can be found on the SongFacts website, as its owner tells us.
African Odysseys: Bob Marley: The Making of a Legend previews at the BFI in London this afternoon, Saturday, with another film Exodus: Finding Shelter, described as a documentary following the fate of the Rototom Sunsplash, the largest Reggae festival in its search for new home.
Obviously by the time you've read this it will be too late to book your ticket, but watch out for it on TV and elsewhere.