23 September 1980


Bob Marley plays his last concert in Pittsburgh.

Live Forever: The Stanley Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, September 23, 1980 is a live album by Bob Marley & The Wailers released on 1 February 2011. The live album was recorded at Pittsburgh’s Stanley Theatre during the Uprising Tour to support their then latest album of the same name. This was Marley’s last concert before his death in 1981. Get Up Stand Up, Bob Marley’s last recorded song, was not found until 2000 by Bob Marley Archivists James Wilson and Jack Low. Two days before this concert, Marley collapsed while jogging in Central Park, New York. He had just played his biggest concerts ever, two sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden while nearly fainting. He was taken to the hospital where he was told he had a month to live because of a brain tumor and still despite his condition, he soldiered on to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for what would turn out to be his last show.