5. Bob Marley & the Wailers – One Love Peace Concert, Kingston, Jamaica, April 22, 1978
Described by some as a “Third World Woodstock,” 1978’s One Love Peace Concert at the National Stadium in Kingston marked Bob Marley’s return to Jamaica following nearly two years in exile. Dreamed up in jail by crime bosses Claudie Massop and Aston “Bucky” Marshall, the show is best remembered for the moment when Marley brought Jamaica’s rival political leaders Michael Manley and Edward Seaga (whose respective PNP and JLP parties were locked in a bloody unofficial civil war playing out on Kingston’s streets) together on stage in a symbolic, one-time show of solidarity.
The concert video, released as Heartland Reggae, collects highlights from the performances by Marley and contemporaries such as Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown and Jacob Miller. Five Marley tunes are included, including the climactic performance of “Jammin” with Manley and Seaga.