Released today in 1980: Could You Be Loved

Island WIP6610

Island WIP6610

Bob Marley was already ill when this single, from the Uprising album, was released. His death at the age of 36 came just under a year later. In July 1977 a malignant melanoma had been found under the nail of his toe; Marley chose not to have the toe amputated but underwent surgery to the affected part. The melanoma later returned and spread to other parts of his body by 1980. This didn’t stop him and The Wailers completing a major tour of Europe as part of a planned world tour in the same year, but by the end of the summer Marley was too ill to continue and a date in America in September would be his last concert.

NEW SINGLES on sale from May. 30
BOB MARLEY AND THE WAILERS Could You Be Loved (Island WIP6610)
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES (Siouxsie Sioux) Christine (Polydor 2059 249)
The COMMUNARDS (Jimmy Somerville) There’s More To Love (London LON173)
CHINA CRISIS Red Letter Day (Virgin VS1188)
Jason DONOVAN Sealed With A Kiss (PWL PWL39)
SOUL II SOUL (Jazzie B) Back To Life (10 Records TEN265)
UB40 I Would Do For You (DEP International DEP32)


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