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09/16/1980

JB Hynes Auditorium
Boston, MA
  • 5600In Attendance
  • 0.00Ticket Price

Bands Played With

The Setlist
  • 01.Natural Mystic

  • 02.Positive Vibration

  • 03.Them Belly Full(But We Hungry)

  • 04.Burnin' And Lootin'

  • 05.War/No More Trouble

  • 06.Zimbabwe

  • 07.Zion Train

  • 08.Running Away/Crazy Baldhead

  • 09.I Shot The sheriff

  • 10.No Woman, No Cry

  • 11.Lively Up Yourself

  • 12.Jammin'

  • 13.Exodus

  • 14.Redemption Song

  • 15.Could You Be Loved?

  • 16.Coming In From The Cold

About This Show
Band Lineup
  • Bob Marley, vocals, rhythm guitar

  • Aston Barrett, bass

  • Carlton Barrett, drums

  • Junior Marvin, lead guitar

  • Al Anderson, lead guitar

  • Tyrone Downie, keyboards

  • Alvin Patterson, percussion

  • The I-Threes, backing vocals

Notes

The show at J.B. Hynes Auditorium in Boston, MA on September 16, 1980 was the first show of the U.S. leg of the Uprising Tour.

Here is an interview with Bob Marley conducted by Stephen Davis in Boston 1980:

Click Here to read an interview with Bob Marley and review of the show by Larry Katz:

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Writing in the Boston Globe on September 17, 1980, Steve Morse said of the show:

His razor-edged soul-searching, and his belief in dance as a panacea, helped erase the disorganized aspects of the early part of the evening. The show was a sellout (5600 people), but ushers were few and far between, not to mention there being an enervating one- hour delay. Elroy R.C. Smith, a WILD disc jockey who emceed the affair, announced the delay was because of crowds pushing toward the front, but then Marley’s keyboardist, Tyrone Downie, cited the band’s own dilemma: “Security was so tight we couldn’t get through.” Either way, it was a frustrating wait, although sizable numbers of people slaked their thirsts on beer served in the lobby – the first time in eons this writer can recall suds being available at such a large show in the city.

But Marley’s determined mood made it all worthwhile. “Take it easy, take it good,” he said early, setting the stage. He would never reach the lively peaks he achieved at, say, the Music Hall two years ago (when he seemed to turn loose his guitarists more, as well as his harmony group, the I-Threes), but you had the impression he wanted you to listen more to his words than his rhythms this time. “All I ever had is songs of freedom,” he sang, hitting home in a manner that demanded you listen and heed his message.

Many thanks to Midnight Raver Blog, Bob Marley Concerts and Neville Garrick for all the information and media content provided for this tour.