Chris Blackwell on Island Records – WSJ

Island founder Chris Blackwell and Bob Marley

Q: Are there one or two Island artists in particular you wish would have gained greater fame?

A:Nick Drake was one because I thought he was just brilliant, but sadly he passed away before he really broke. Black Uhuru –- they were my favorite group in Jamaica. In England, Free. They were the first group that were like my kids because I had started the label so young. The leader was 14 at the time. I loved them. They became huge in clubs in England but they never became worldwide as big as they should have been

via Chris Blackwell on Island Records – Speakeasy – WSJ.

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