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BABYLON BY BUS: Bob Marley & The Wailers Live and Up Close is a unique photo book about the tours and triumphs of Bob Marley & The Wailers on the European mainland, with a focus on The Netherlands. Experience the concerts and the golden age of reggae, when the music celebrated its greatest triumphs, as if you were there. The detailed concert and backstage stories by Martijn Huisman come to life with the black-and-white and full colour photos by rock photographer Gijsbert Hanekroot. He captured Marley at his best, on-stage and backstage, live and up close. Babylon By Bus is a must-have photo book for any Marley fan and reggae enthusiast. 

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In BABYLON BY BUS: Bob Marley & The Wailers Live and Up Close we relive the golden age of reggae in the 1970s, when Bob Marley and reggae music celebrated their greatest triumphs. In the spring of 1976, Bob Marley & The Wailers took the reggae revolution to the European mainland. They played a concert in Amsterdam and were welcomed enthusiastically by fans and press alike. Sell-out concerts followed in the years 1977 to 1980 in The Hague, Rotterdam (twice) and Geleen.

In BABYLON BY BUS researcher and writer Martijn Huisman describes Marley’s concerts in the Netherlands in detail and brings the late 1970s and 1980s to life. Huisman interviewed people directly involved and carried out extensive archive research. The stories are enriched and visualised with the wonderful and unique photos made in 1976 and 1977 by renowned international pop photographer Gijsbert Hanekroot, as well as other photographers. The black-and-white and full-colour photos capture Marley at his best, both live on stage as well as off stage.

BABYLON BY BUS is an essential treasure for Marley and reggae enthusiasts.

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