I saw Bob Marley in Kaiserslautern Germany in the summer of 1980 about 11 months before he died of cancer and it’s still one of the most memorable shows I’ve ever seen. He was playing at a huge soccer stadium there at an open air concert where the headliner was Fleetwood Mac along with the Food Band and Dave Edmond’s Rockpile.
The Kaiserlautern area at the time was home to over a half million Americans and while the crowd had a significant number them in the crowd, it was the Germans that came to see Bob Marley play. Even though he wasn’t the main act, he rocked the house and made a huge impression on a 14 year old kid. My buddy and I actually went to the concert to see Rockpile but came away wearing Bob Marley shirts and he has had a place in my playlist ever since.