Thirty years ago this week reggae music’s most successful exponent, Bob Marley, lost his battle against cancer and passed away in a Miami hospital.
The singer/songwriters son, Ziggy, was 12 at the time and was on hand to give his blessing to an exhibition of his father’s life and work at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
Ziggy, an artist in his own right, is delighted the show contains one of Bob’s guitars:
“I think that’s the closest thing to Bob we have here actually because that was his weapon: the guitar. That’s what he held closest to him onstage, offstage, so I think that, it’s made of wood, it’s natural so, I mean, some of Bob’s sweat and whatever is in that wood, that guitar, so I think that’s the most exciting thing for me.”
The exhibition contains concert posters, video footage and candid photographs of the man who brought reggae to the world.