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 George was a fan of Marley’s music, the president of Island Records, Charley Nuccio, invited George to the show to meet Marley. When told that George Harrison was coming backstage, Marley visibly lit up and said, “Ras Beatle!!” Here’s 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 a photo of George from that night with his future wife Olivia Arias (Harrison).
Here’a a photo of Marley on stage after meeting Harrison.
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. Would have been pretty awesome but it never was planned or ever happened. Check out the fake posters…
R.I.P. Bob & George – “Two strong but gently souls”