A Guided Tour Through Roger Steffens’ Reggae Archives courtesy of the Fader

In History, Music, Music Monday, Profile: People Places & Things of Peace on May 25, 2010 at 5:57 pm

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Roger Steffens had a substantial hand in popularizing reggae in the United States as an early fan and Los Angeles radio DJ, and he’s got the goods to prove it—his six-room library is jammed with live cassettes, 42 years’ worth of Rolling Stone (he bought the first-ever issue en route to Vietnam), rare vinyl and literally 3000 buttons of Bob Marley’s face. As an archivist and a friend, Steffens traveled to Africa with Marley as well, and peppers this deeply awesome guided tour with several choice anecdotes about the experience—echoes of his hailed “Life of Bob Marley” shows across the country.
Click here to read more about Steffen’s archive.

Check out the Fader Magazine online.


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