In honor of Bob Marley on the anniversary of his birth!
Robert Nesta Marley
February 6, 1945 / May 11, 1981
Singer, musician, songwriter. Born on February 6, 1945, in Jamaica. Bob Marley helped introduce reggae music to the world and remains one of its most beloved artists to this day. The son of a black teenage mother and much older, later absent white father, he spent his early years in the rural village known as Nine Miles in the parish of St. Ann.
During his lifetime, Marley served as a world ambassador for reggae music. He sold more than 20 million records, making him the first international superstar to emerge from the so-called Third World. In 1994, Marley was inducted into the Rock and Rock Hall of Fame.
Bob Marley's commitment to fighting oppression is also being carried on by an organization established in his memory. Created by Rita and the Marley family, the Bob Marley Foundation helps people and organizations in the developing world.
Bob passed away May 11, 1981 at the age of 36 from Melanoma.
Bob Marley Bio
"I love the development of our music, that's what I really dig about the whole thing. How we've tried to develop, ya know? It grows. That's why every day people come forward with new songs. Music goes on forever."
~Bob Marley, August 1979~
“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality . Wake Up and Live!”