This OK Dave concert poster for The Wailers’ gig at Manchester Polytechnic on Saturday, November 24, 1973 sheds new light on the show, which bombed terribly with less than 200 attending! According to the poster, The Wailers appeared alongside Ingroville & OK Disco.

Big up the Manchester District Music Archive for sharing the photos…

The Wailers, Manchester Polytechnic, November 24, 1973
The Wailers, Manchester Polytechnic, November 24, 1973


Here is a photo by Ged Murray of OK Dave and Tosh Ryan on Alexandra Road, Moss Side in 1975.  Note poster for Bob Marley and The Wailers at The Hardrock in the background.

Photo:  Ged Murray
Photo: Ged Murray

Another great vintage Wailers photo from the Manchester District Music Archive.

A Bob Marley & the Wailers mirror type badge with the BURNIN’ album graphics.  According to the owner, the badge commemorates the band’s live show at Bellevue King’s Hall on June 27, 1976.

Bellevue King’s Hall, June 27, 1976