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Black Uhuru: Pure Mad People Live In This Place

Richard Grabel, Creem, April 1983

WHEN BOB Marley died, there was some loose talk going around about Michael Rose, Black Uhuru's lead singer and songwriter, being groomed to be "the next Marley." Such talk is foolish – Marley's background and talent were unique, and combined to create a phenomena that is unrepeatable. But the fact that such talk was going around gives an idea of the importance of Black Uhuru.

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