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Glen DaCosta talks About Bob Marley's last tragic hours

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Glen DaCosta worked with Bob Marley long before he became a superstar, beginning back in early 1972 at Lee Scratch Perrys Blackheart Studio in Kingston, Jamaica, where Bob was passing through with Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh. At the time Glen DaCosta was there as a regular studio musician, and since Bob knew and liked my work he asked me to do saxophone arrangements for some of his own songs. They all got along well on a personal level, and that combined with the professional aspect meant my credentials with him were doubly good. Glen DaCosta was around when the original Marley trio split up, making way for, among others, Family Man Barrett, Al Anderson, Wya Lindo and the I Threes.Glen DaCosta played and partied with them all, the old and the new. Glen DaCosta witnessed Bobs serious drug habit and heard him talk about not only his rastafarian beliefs but also the doubts that caused him to search for alternative spiritual comfort in more troubled times. Glen DaCosta was in New York when Bob fell ill there, and even though only immediate family, doctors and lawyers were allowed to visit him, Junior Marvin, Tyrone Downie, Al Anderson and Carlton Barrett kept me informed of the situation. Glen DaCosta knew about his baldness from chemotherapy, about the wrong food he was fed that may have hastened his end, about his last tragic hours in