Throwback Thursdays: Ten Classic Bob Marley Performances You Can Watch Online

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2. Bob Marley & the Wailers – Manhattan Center, New York, NY, June 21, 1975


The new-look Wailers, minus Peter and Bunny but with the I-Threes, played the Manhattan Center (known today as Hammerstein Ballroom) early on their Natty Dread tour in 1975. Among other highlights, this performance ends with a rather unique version of “Get Up, Stand Up” with freestyled, scatting vocals from Marley. As put it, “performance[s] like this and the rest of this tour massively helped shape the aura and highly rising popularity of Bob Marley.”