Ben & Jerry's is paying tribute to late reggae icon Bob Marley on the 36th anniversary of his death with a new ice cream flavor, One Love. A portion of proceeds from the limited-batch banana ice cream with caramel and graham cracker swirls and fudge peace signs will benefit a youth empowerment program in Jamaica.
This past Thursday marked the 36 year anniversary of the passing of Robert Nesta Marley, who died on May 11, 1981 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami (now University of Miami Hospital), aged 36.
Marley joins a long legacy of musicians who've been honored with their own B&J flavors, including Phish (Phish Food), Elton John (Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road), Queen (Bohemian Raspberry), Jerry Garcia (Cherry Garcia, Chocolate Cherry Garcia), Dave Matthews Band (One Sweet Whirled and Magic Brownies), Willie Nelson (Country Peach Cobbler), Barenaked Ladies (If I Had $1,000,000) Guster (Getting Down), the Bonnaroo Festival (Coffee Caramel Buzz), England's Glastonbury festival (Glastonberry) band John Lennon.
The MARLEY-inspired flavor and partnership will be celebrated MAY 22nd when ZIGGY MARLEY will host performances by AARON NIGEL SMITH and others at an invitation-only party at the ROXY THEATRE on the SUNSET STRIP in LOS ANGELES. The kickoff will be followed immediately by the first official listening party of BOB MARLEY's reimagined "Exodus 40" album – produced by ZIGGY and reissued for its 40th anniversary.(Imagine Whirled Peace).