The estate of Bob Marley has shared a clip of the reggae icon performing “Could You Be Loved” in Milan, Italy in 1980. This concert, held June 27th, 1980 at the Stadio San Siro, would prove to be Marley’s largest concert ever, with an estimated crowd of 110,000 people.
The video come as the Marley estate continues its year-long celebration of what would have been Bob’s 75th birthday. The singer-songwriter passed away in 1981 from melanoma.
The video features a montage of grainy footage of the concert, which came as part of Marley’s 1980 Uprising Tour with The Wailers, his final tour. As the song begins, hundreds of fans are shown dashing to the infield for a spot as close to the stage as they can get. Meanwhile, Marley comes off of his tour bus to a swarm of fans. As night falls and the show begins, we see vintage footage of the captivating performer that Marley was. As the camera pans over the crowd, all of the lights emanating from fans make the stadium look like a small city.
Watch Bob Marley and The Wailers perform “Could You Be Loved” to a crowd of 110,000 people at Stadio San Siro in Milan.
Bob Marley and The Wailers — “Could You Be Loved” — 6/27/1980
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