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Bob Marley by Patrick Harbron
Photographer: Patrick Harbron
Location: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Ontario
Date: June 9, 1978
"Bob Marley performed in Toronto four times before this concert at Maple Leaf Gardens. Marley was touring on the 'Kaya' album, and this was his biggest Toronto audience yet. I had never seen or photographed him before. Marley didn't need to warm up. He started in high gear the moment he came on stage. I quickly shot several rolls of black and white film within my time limit of 3 songs before having to leave the front of the stage. I photographed Eric Clapton precisely two months earlier, on the same stage, as he performed 'I Shot The Sheriff', one of Marley's most recognizable songs."