Bob Marley takes the spotlight on NBC

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Reggae legend Bob Marley takes the spotlight next week on American station NBC's
popular 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.'
This year marks 30 years since the reggae legend died on May 11, 1981 of cancer.
Actor, comedian and television host Jimmy Fallon will be honouring the singer on
his late night talk show, starting this Monday.
Marley's eldest son, Ziggy Marley, will make a special appearance on the NBC
show for the first time. Ziggy Marley, rock artiste Chris Cornell, pop idol
Jennifer Hudson, rock singer Jakob Dylan and Lenny Kravitz are all scheduled to
appear. Each night, one of the guests will perform a classic Marley song.
Fallon's house band 'The Roots' will also be present to pay tribute to the
According to reports online, no word has been leaked as to which Marley classics
will be performed. "Big up Jimmy Fallon for honouring the memory of my father,"
said Ziggy Marley in a press release sent to the media. "Much respect." Ziggy
will talk about his father in addition to performing. Ziggy Marley's next album,
Wild and Free, is due out June 14.
In more Marley news, the anticipated documentary on the late reggae star's life,
by Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald, is expected for release late this
year. Universal Music Enterprise will also be promoting its recent release of
Marley's final concert held at the Stanley Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.,
on September 23, 1980.
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