On this day in music history: June 10, 1980 – …

On this day in music history: June 10, 1980 – “Uprising”, the twelfth studio album by Bob Marley & The Wailers is released. Produced by Bob Marley & The Wailers, it is recorded at Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica from January – April 1979. It is the final studio album released by the band in Marley’s lifetime, as he succumbs to cancer only one day short of eleven months after its release. Even more spiritual in content than his previous albums, many of the songs express his Rastafarian faith. The album spins off two singles including “Could You Be Loved” (#5 UK, #6 US Club Play, #56 R&B) and “Redemption Song”. The album is remastered and reissued in 2001, featuring an alternate version of “Redemption Song” and the 12" version of “Could You Be Loved” included as bonus tracks. It is remastered and reissued as a 180 gram vinyl LP in 2015 as a stand alone release and as part of the box set “The Complete Island Recordings”. “Uprising” peaks at number six on the UK album chart, number forty one on the Billboard R&B album chart, and number forty five on the Top 200.