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05/29/1973

Coach House
Southampton, England
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Band Lineup
  • Bob Marley, vocals, rhythm guitar
  • Peter Tosh, vocals, lead guitar
  • Bunny Wailer, vocals, percussion
  • Aston Barrett, bass
  • Carlton Barrett, drums
  • Earl 'Wya' Lindo, keyboards
Notes

Anonymous fan:  “This final gig of the UK Catch A Fire tour at the Coach House was sold out. The air was thick with smoke and the 1000 watt sound system pumped out a thunderous bass sound from a small stage with a five piece band tightly crammed on the stage between the speaker boxes. “

Below are comments from some that were there:

Steve Gladders states “On that night I stood transfixed, not knowing exactly what I was experiencing, but knowing that it was something very special. I was hypnotised.”

Dave Poulton on the show “Caribbean magic came to Southampton for one night..a mesmerising moment.”

Geoff Wall recalls “My memories of their local Coach House gig includes them coming on-stage late in the evening,an atmosphere full of ganga, Peter Tosh, a giant of a man, playing electrifying lead guitar lines whilst Bob Marley played rhythm and the magnificent rhythm section of the Barrett brothers.”

 

Included here is a BBC News story published 11 October 2011 about this Wailers performance:

A largely forgotten gig in a packed, sweaty Southampton nightclub in the early 1970s by reggae legends Bob Marley and the Wailers [was recently] commemorated.

The Jamaican band members were yet to become global stars when they were booked to play the now-demolished Coach House Club, in Swaything, in May 1973.

Dave Poulton, the club’s DJ, recalled how the “mesmerising moment” came after Marley sat in his caravan – a makeshift dressing room – complaining about the cold.

The gig was remembered on Friday, when a blue plaque was unveiled at the adjoining Fleming Arms Pub as part of this year’s Black History Month.

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