Bob Marley’s last concert – this week in 1980 @Gr80sRadioShow

1980 – Bob Marley plays what would be his last concert in Pittsburgh. The only known photographs from the show were featured in Kevin Macdonald’s documentary film Marley.


1980 – Victoria Pendleton, English cyclist
1982 – Billie Piper, actress and singer
1982 – Jon Richardson, English comedian and radio host
1987 – Tom Felton, actor best known as Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter


Swing Out Sister – Breakout
The Blow Monkeys – Digging Your Scene
David Bowie – Ashes to Ashes
Hot Chocolate – No Doubt About It
Bon Jovi – Livin’ on a Prayer
Thompson Twins – Hold Me Now
Bob Marley and the Wailers – Could You Be Loved
Talking Loud and Clear
Odyssey – Going Back to My Roots
Soul II Soul – Feel Free
London Boys – London Nights
Big Country – Look Away
Aztec Camera – Somewhere In My Heart
Belinda Carlisle – I Get Weak
Luther Vandross – Never Too Much
Earth Wind and Fire – Let’s Groove
Imagination – Just an Illusion
Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me
Adam Ant – Prince Charming
Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
Prefab Sproub – Cars and Girls
Cars – Drive
Lionel Richie – Dancing on the Ceiling
Billy Ocean – When the Going Gets Tough, the
The Style Council – Have You Ever Had It Blue
Toyah – I Want To Be Free
Men at Work – Down Under
Wet Wet Wet – With a Little Help From My Friends

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About Xanthe Bearman

I'm a busy mum of three teenagers! I started working as a TV presenter in 2004 and in 2006 I joined Phoenix FM as a co-presenter. When the station went full time in March 2007, I presented the lunchtime show "The Bear at Lunchtime". I really enjoyed the show but when my own business (singing and dancing with pre-school children and babies) got too busy, I had to stand down. I was brought up in the 80s and LOVE the music of that decade so was delighted when I was asked to rejoin Phoenix FM in June 2014 to present a new weekly 80s show. I've been lucky enough to interview Mike Stock (Stock, Aitken & Waterman), Denise Pearson (Five Star) and Andy Bell (Erasure). I really enjoy choosing the tracks I'm going to play each week, there is a memory attached to nearly every one!