Danny Holloway lived 5 years in England (and a year in Jamaica). On the staff of the NME in London, then joined Island Records (UK) producing two Bob Marley ‘live’ lp’s and was with Island for decades.
I worked for Island in London from 1973 to 1976. in Los Angeles, I worked at Island until 1996. Yes, i knew Bob. I recorded ‘live’ shows when Peter and Bunny were in the band with Island’s mobile truck. I also recorded Bob’s first ‘live’ album Bob Marley Live which was recorded at the Lyceum in London. I was at sessions for “Burnin’” at Island’s London studios. I helped put together the graphics for the “Burnin’” and “Natty Dread” albums.
After an all night session at Island Studios in Nottinghill Gate, Bob and I caught an early morning taxi together to return home. He had been working on his 3rd Island lp and revealed he wanted to keep the fiyah theme going with the album’s title (“Catch A Fire” and “Burnin” had been the previous releases). He was seriously thinking at that time of calling the album which became Natty Dread…Fire Burn!
In 1975, I produced an album by the Heptones called Night Food which features all the Wailers playing on three of the tracks.
Marco Virgona: You are working on a Marley movie. What about it?
Danny Holloway: The film I am music supervising is called No Woman No Cry and Rita Marley is an executive producer for the film. It will be a full blown theatrical release like the Ray Charles/Jamie Foxx movie.
Marco Virgona: Do you know who will play the role of Bob in this movie?
Danny Holloway: We’re not into casting yet. The script is still being refined.
The Weinstein company has purchased the distribution rights. They are the brothers who created Miramax Films and now have their own company.
Marco: Thank you very much
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