Today, Clear Channel Spectacolor announced an agreement with world-renowned photographer David Burnett that pays tribute to legendary reggae icon Bob Marley in New York City’s Times Square. From July 12
, photographs from David Burnett’s published work, “One on One”, a four-minute visual pictorial of Bob Marley, will be displayed hourly to spectators in Times Square on Clear Channel Spectacolor video screens.
The Spectacolor screens showing the tribute are located at Duffy Square in the heart of Times Square above the marquee entrance to the Times Square Visitors’ Center and on the corner of Broadway and W. 47
David Burnett, acknowledged as one of the world’s most influential and respected photojournalists, was able to capture Marley’s life at home and on the road in the early 70’s in a series of photographs that have become iconic.
“Bob Marley is a heroic figure and mythical to many, and his music, poetry and philosophy have left a tremendous impression on me -- and the entire world,” said Burnett; “These photographs are very special to me, and I am excited to share them with millions of people through Clear Channel’s summer program in Times Square.”
At the lead into the pictorial tribute, Clear Channel Spectacolor will inform spectators how they can download iHeartRadio, Clear Channel’s leading digital radio service, to experience a special Bob Marley Custom Station featuring famous hits from the legendary performer and other Island Music. iHeartRadio delivers everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,000 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs.
The combination of high definition video and digital audio, incorporated in the Bob Marley Tribute is part of the Clear Channel Spectacolor commitment to keeping Times Square at the forefront of visual and experiential advertising.