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We Jamming: L.A. City Council To Proclaim August 7 "Bob Marley Day"

Photo of a Bob Marley tribute mural in L.A. by AOHernandez via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr
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Los Angeles loves reggae icon Bob Marley, and to honor the life and legacy of the late singer, City Council will proclaim August 7 "Bob Marley Day in Los Angeles."

Councilman Tom LaBonge is expected to make a presentation Tuesday morning making the official proclamation. Two of Marley's children, Ziggy and Karen, are expected to attend.

You're not tripping though--August 7 isn't Marley's birthday (that's February 6) or the anniversary of his death (the singer died of cancer May 11, 1981). While the City Council's official release touts "Bob Marley's universal appeal, impact on music history, and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled," they go on to explain that August 7 is the DVD release date of a documentary film, "Marley."

See, so if you want to observe "Bob Marley Day" in L.A. you don't just need to fire up your Marley playlist (ganja optional), you can get this new DVD!

Support for LAist comes from the L.A. City Council doing a movie tie-in promo?

Egads. Well, in any case, to get you fired up for tomorrow's first official "Bob Marley Day in Los Angeles," here are some videos of Marley performing some of his best-loved songs.

This is a biggie... Get some popcorn!