Unplayed German pressing of Marley’s Uprising album signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “To Frau Adorjan, ‘Rasta Live,’ Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Bob Marley.” The album is also signed by two unidentified persons in Marley’s entourage (possibly Marley’s wife or band members). In fine condition. The record is included. This album was a 1980 Christmas present for Mrs. Terese Adorjan, who was secretary to Marley’s personal doctor, Dr. Issels, and saw Marley each day for several months. Issels, a world famous cancer expert, treated Marley for cancer for several months in late 1980 until a few days prior to Marley’s untimely death at age 36. Uprising was Marley’s final studio album and consists of such classics as ‘Could You Be Loved’ and ‘Redemption Song.’ Accompanied by a handwritten statement in German, from Mrs. Adorjan, an English translation of the statement (which pictures Adorjan holding the album) and a clipped German newspaper obituary for Marley. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
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German pressing of Marley’s Uprising album signed and inscribed on the front cover in blue ballpoint, “To Stephnie, all the Best Wishes Happy Christmas, Love, Bob Marley.” Marley has traced over his signature a couple of times to make it bolder. In fine condition, with aforementioned tracing over of signature and a mild album impression to front cover. The record is included. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from the original recipient which reads, in part: “We have a house in Rottach-Egern on Lake Tegern (Bavaria)…that we used to rent out as a vacation house. At one point an English doctor came to us and rented the house for a cancer patient and several other people…my parents learned that it was dealing with Bob Marley, who was undergoing cancer treatment with the former ‘miracle doctor’ Dr. Issels. The doctor had rented the house for several weeks…Bob Marley probably left the house in the dark early in the morning to go to Dr. Issel’s clinic and returned in the dark late in the evening…My mother explains that the house had been totally overheated to the point that the balconies were warped! Bob Marley…moved to somewhere else. At that time, we had only seen his mother and his entourage, since other opportunities still had to be regulated. My mother asked for an autograph for her children and then we got these albums (Kaya for my sister and Uprising for me, Stephanie).” Issels, a world famous cancer expert, treated Marley for several months in late 1980 until a few days prior to Marley’s untimely death at age 36. Provenance: Christies, May 25, 2006. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.
Amazing twice-signed Jamaica Citizens Bank Limited check, 8 x 3.5, filled out in another hand and signed by Marley, “Robert Marley,” payable to cash for $148, January 24, 1976, and endorsed on the reverse by Marley in the same manner. Also signed and endorsed by Allan Cole, road manager of The Wailers who is controversially credited with writing their song ‘War.’ In fine condition. The year 1976 saw Marley’s breakthrough in the United States with the release of Rastaman Vibration, which featured the now-classic songs ‘Positive Vibration,’ ‘Roots, Rock, Reggae,’ and ‘War.’ He followed up this effort in 1977 with Exodus—widely considered his greatest album—which secured him international stardom with the major hits ‘Jamming,’ ‘Waiting in Vain,’ and ‘One Love/People Get Ready.’ Marley autographs are extremely rare in any form—those boasting his full name even more so—and this is an absolutely fantastic exemplar. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.