Bob Marley: An iconic knitted rastahat owned and worn by Bob Marley in his video for 'Is This Love', 1977-78,
Lot 52
Bob Marley: An iconic knitted rasta hat owned and worn by Bob Marley in his video for 'Is This Love',
1977-78,
£10,000 - 12,000
US$ 13,000 - 16,000

Lot Details
Bob Marley: An iconic knitted rastahat owned and worn by Bob Marley in his video for 'Is This Love', 1977-78,
Bob Marley: An iconic knitted rasta hat owned and worn by Bob Marley in his video for 'Is This Love',
1977-78,
the tri-coloured knitted beanie-style hat of typical form, with red, yellow and green stripes, fitted with a thin elastic band around the inside edge, identical to the one Marley wears in the video for his timeless single 'Is This Love', and is also featured in the posthumous video for 'One Love' created in 1984, accompanied by a letter of provenance

Footnotes

  • Is This Love is a song by Bob Marley and The Wailers, released on their 1978 album Kaya. The song became one of the best-known Marley songs and was part of the Legend compilation. It peaked at number 9 in the UK charts upon its release in 1978. The music video was shot at the Keskidee Arts Centre in London whilst Marley was living in the city.
    To view this video, please: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGJFINIELik

    One Love/People Get Ready is a reggae/rhythm and blues song by Bob Marley & The Wailers from their 1977 album Exodus. A posthumous music video was directed by Don Letts in 1984 to accompany the Bob Marley & The Wailers compilation album, Legend. It includes archival footage of Marley (from the Is This Love music video).
    To view the video, please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTY8H7zjdtc

    Provenance:
    Given to the vendor by Bob Marley.
    After an assassination attempt on Marley in 1976, he moved to London and did not return to Jamaica until February 1978. Gang leaders of opposing political parties encouraged him to return, one of whom was a family relative of the vendor. After spending time together at a family home in Wolverhampton, the vendor and others went to the airport on the 25th February to say goodbye to Marley. It was at this farewell that Marley gave the hat to the vendor - as can be seen in the photo. It has been treasured ever since.

    Please refer to department for further images.
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It has come to our attention that Lot 133 of the Entertainment Memorabilia auction contained a number of photographs taken and owned by David Bailey. One of these photographs featuring Mick Jagger taken through a fish eye lens was reproduced on the cover of the auction catalogue and on our website. We have removed those photographs from the Lot and changed the catalogue cover and our website

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