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No Redemption in Marley Guitar Caper

12/8/2008 3:26 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bob Marley's prized guitar was set to be auctioned off at Christie's in November -- which was a complete surprise to the guy who claims ownership.
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Aston Barrett -- bassist and founding member of Bob Marley and the Wailers -- has filed a lawsuit, alleging Bob gave him the strummer in question in 1979, two years before Marley died. Barrett says in 2000, he gave the guitar to Angus Reid for safekeeping.

Barret says he was shocked when he learned Barrett had allegedly put the Yamaha SG-1000 up for auction at Christie's.

Barrett wants the priceless guitar returned to him -- along with $50,000 for the trouble.

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Barfalufugus    

I would be P!ssed off and probably sue the loser, too!!!

2054 days ago
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KendallJaye    

Barret says he was shocked when he learned Barrett had allegedly put the Yamaha SG-1000 up for auction at Christie's.


anyone els confused????

2054 days ago
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Barfalufugus    

Once again, TMZ screws up!

2054 days ago
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Confused    

I'm confused, too. TMZ needs an editor! hahahahahaha!

2054 days ago
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xtremeradio.com    

somebody needs pot money! he's xtremeradio.com didn't try to sell his guitar in their BOSS auction last week. At least then money would have gone to help kids with cancer!

2054 days ago
6.

hmmm..    

Hel yeah let Familyman have his guitar!

2054 days ago
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Yvette    

don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright

2054 days ago
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funpig    

Yea im confused too! TMZ needs an editor

2054 days ago
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rachelle    

Then again, Barrett could arrange a meeting in a hotel room, bring along some thugs, a couple of guns....oh, wait that's been done.

2054 days ago
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PM    

"Barret says he was shocked when he learned Barrett had allegedly put the Yamaha SG-1000 up for auction at Christie's."

Huh?

Do you have people proof these b4 you put them up?

2054 days ago
11.

brown    

#5: you don't need money to get pot in Jamaica...

familyman lost everything when bob passed away, Rita Marley took everything and left the band high and dry. there's a reason barrett is called familyman, lots of kids mon :P so lots of mouth to feed, long before he even met bob.

2054 days ago
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YUCK    

Hey TMZ chimpanzees, try editing your articles once & a while. What a bunch of 8th grade educated morons (oops, sorry, that's a knock on 8th graders; the tmz wussy boys & lezzies are WAY below that)...

2054 days ago
13.

Shaunman    

The Babylon System is the Vampire.........

Dubwise Familyman and Cool Runnings.

2053 days ago
14.

John Younger    

Look up the article yourself:
google: "The Wailers and agent Aston ‘Family Man’ Barrett face lawsuit"
That right there will take you to what they are already being sued for. Not to mention, Mr. Barrett himself, hasn't paid any income taxes for many years now, and is currently being indited by the US.

2053 days ago
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slade connors    

Duh...Tighten up your editing, guys i.e., "Barret says he was shocked when he learned Barrett had allegedly put the Yamaha SG-1000 up for auction at Christie's." Really? When did he realize he did that to himself? C'mon. Seeing more and more of this. Don't go all LA times on me. O'tay?

2050 days ago

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