Tuesday, May 11, 2010

'These songs of freedom..'

Today is the 29th anniversary of Bob Marley's death. He lived a fascinating musical life - that continues through his kids and associated performers - and left a remarkable artistic and cultural contribution.

He performed his last concert in Pittsburgh on September 23, 1980, during his 'Uprising' tour (which incidentally had included his first-ever appearance in Ireland). Two days earlier, he had collapsed while jogging in Central Park after two shows at Madison Square Garden on Sept 19 & 20 (setlist here) when he and The Wailers had opened for The Commodores.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know this Ireland connection. Great to read these unknown aspects of known people.

    I liked his music as well as the person.

    Joy always,