Thursday, September 23, 2010
During his final concert - at Pittsburgh's Stanley Theater on this day in 1980 - Bob Marley recorded a live version of Redemption Song; this is also a live version of Redemption Song, apparently recorded in the German city of Dortmund. Not the same one, but it's as close as dammit is to swearing (as my mother is so fucking fond of saying) and so it's close enough for me.
Redemption Song appeared on Bob Marley and the Wailers' ninth album, Uprising; the live version recorded at his final concert appears on the box set Songs of Freedom.
Bob Marley died of acral lentiginous melanoma at Miami's Cedars of Lebanon Hospital while returning home to Jamaica to die in May 1981; after a state funeral Marley was buried at Mt. Zion Rock near his birthplace, Nine Mile in Saint Ann Parish.
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