KINGSTON, Jamaica -- President Obama, who arrived here Wednesday evening for a meeting with Caribbean leaders, made an unscheduled nighttime visit to the Bob Marley Museum.
"I still have all the albums," Obama, in rolled up shirtsleeves, told museum guide Natasha Clark, as he toured the home in central Kingston where the Jamaican reggae great lived from 1975 until his death in 1981.
Marley's family has turned the rambling, Victorian style house and outbuildings into a museum where all things Marley are sold --T-shirts, posters, albums -- and artifacts from his life and Jamaican culture are displayed.
As Obama toured, strains of "One Love," a Marley great, with its chorus of "let's get together and feel all right," echoed out the windows and into the night.
Perhaps that sentiment will hold on Thursday, when Obama meets with the 15-nation Caribbean Community, before heading to Panama for the Summit of the Americas on Friday and Saturday.
The president continued to ride the Marley nostalgia train on Thursday, when he met with Jamaican prime minister Portia Simpson Miller. During the session, Obama called the Marley house visit "one of the most fun meetings I've had since I've been president...I've been a big fan since I was in high school."