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Island Records founder Chris Blackwell shares the stories behind signing Bob Marley, U2 and more
Chris Blackwell is the founder and former head of Island Records, which started as a small independent record label in Jamaica and later became a global powerhouse. Now, he's released a memoir about his life in music, titled The Islander. Blackwell spoke with Tom Power about his early life in Jamaica, the story of Island Records and the legendary artists he signed, including U2, Grace Jones, Cat Stevens and Bob Marley.