Bob Marley performed seven shows over four days at the recently opened Apollo Theater in Harlem, NYC. He sought to connect with not only more Black Americans but also the Jamaican roots of Harlem which writer and famed Rastafarian Marcus Garvey called home. He chose the Apollo because he wanted to create an intimate setting where he could honor that legacy, hanging three backdrops: the Ethiopian flag, Ethiopian emperor Haile Selassie I, and another of Garvey with Selassie and guerilla fighters. It would be one of his final performances in NYC before he would die in 1971 of cancer.
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