This classic photo of George Harrison and Bob Marley was taken on July 13, 1975, backstage at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Having heard that Harrison was a fan of Marley’s music, then president of Island Records, Charley Nuccio, invited Harrison to the show to meet Marley. When told that George Harrison was coming backstage, Marley visibly lit up and said,
Here are the only other photos from this historic meeting taken by Kim Gottlieb Walker….
© Kim Gottlieb-Walker, www.Lenswoman.com, all rights reserved…from the photo book, “Bob Marley and the Golden Age of Reggae”
By all accounts, they had a short five minute conversation and a mutual respect and admiration for each other. Here’s another photo of George that night with his future wife Olivia Arias (Harrison).
Here’a a photo of Marley performing at the Roxy right after his historic meeting with Beatle George.
People have even gone so far as to take the classic photo and make it seem like Bob Marley and George Harrison actually played a show together. It would have been pretty awesome but it never was planned or ever happened. Check out one of the fake concert photos floating around the internet.